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.





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.

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  1. What a beautiful piece! Nice work! 🙂

  2. Love it. It fits perfectly in the space.

  3. I LOVE it!!

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

  5. I love that color on everything! Seriously cute. Great job as always! 🙂

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

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

  8. Very pretty

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

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

    Love the shade of blue …


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