Ballard Designs Charleston Mirror

On our trip to Atlanta in May we stopped at the Ballard Designs Backroom.   I purchased a Charleston Mirror in the Fruitwood finish for $40. It was on closeout because it was being discontinued.   Out with the old in with the new! I love the classic cathedral style to the mirror.   It originally sold for $249 so at $40 it was quite the discount.

To the left is the original Ballard Designs Fruit finish and to the right is mine all painted in Dutch Boy’s Lamp Champlain with a black glaze over the top.

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There were a few scratches but nothing a little wood filler and paint wouldn’t hide.   So I scooped it up and hauled it back to Indianapolis with me.

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I removed all the screws on the back and removed the mirror.   Then I used some wood filler and filled in all the imperfections and then I buffed the entire frame with a fine tooth 3M sanding sponge.

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Then I spray primed and painted the entire piece with my paint sprayer.

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After it was dry I mixed up some Ralph Lauren glaze with some Behr Black Suede paint at a ratio of 1:3.   Then I glazed the entire piece to match my Vintage TV to Console Table.

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I love how substantial this piece is in relation to the console shelf.   It seems to fill up the wall a bit more than the quatrefoil mirror I made for that space.   It is amazing how changing out one thing seems to change the look of a whole space, making it completely new again and catching me off guard when I pass by it.





  • Jayme

    What a beautiful piece! Nice work! :)

  • http://www.minasarah.blogspot.com Kristie

    Love it. It fits perfectly in the space.

  • http://asnipofgoodness.blogspot.com/ asnipofgoodness

    I LOVE it!!

  • http://asnipofgoodness.blogspot.com/ asnipofgoodness

    I L.O.V.E. it!!!!!

  • http://hindrancecrafts.blogspot.com/ Erica

    I love that color on everything! Seriously cute. Great job as always! :)

  • http://www.serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Great makeover, Beckie. The whole area looks so welcoming. It’s nicely decorated without being cluttered. The mirror was a great find!

  • http://mybellarose.blogspot.com Sandra

    Wow! What a transformation!! I love the color you chose! What a perfect match with the shelf! Great job!
    Sandra

  • http://amalasite.blogspot.com Aleksandra

    Very pretty

  • http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/ Tanya Anurag

    The mirror and shelf look so good together. Nice makeover.

  • http://www.thedesigncottage.blogspot.com Pam Hunter

    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!!

    Love the shade of blue …

    ~Pam