Monday, July 8, 2013

Stuff Happens

When life breaks a mirror ... you make a chalkboard.  That's my new philosophy.  One to live by if I do say so myself. :)

I spent the holiday weekend doing some painting, including some chalkboards.   One of the chalkboards originally started out as a gorgeous mirror.  Beveled.  Huge (it's about 40" wide).  To die for.  I bought it from a vendor who was closing out her business, and I got a great deal on it.

So I took it down to the shop the other day, and had it leaning against a display case while I got things ready to hang it.

You guessed it.  A customer knocked it over.

It broke.

Into little pieces.

I almost cried.

The poor guy offered to pay for it, but it was obviously an accident.  He knocked it over as he was moving out a table that he had just bought from me. 

So I brought it home and made a chalkboard out of it.

While I was at it, I made one for a big turquoise frame I've had around.

And painted some silverplate trays.

Then  I prepped for a big project that I've been procrastinating about for a couple of years now.

It involves this.

And this.

Can you guess what it is?

Right as I was about to get started on it though, I got a phone call from the store that a dresser sold, and I now have an empty space.

So I stopped that project and moved on to this one.  I picked it up at Goodwill.

I'll show you the "after" in my next post.

At least I plan to.

But, you know ... stuff happens.

Like broken mirrors.

So you change direction and move on.

(But since I don't want to live with a ladder in my family room forever, I'd better get these projects done soon!)

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend, and that whatever happens in your life this week is all good stuff!


  1. I can't wait to see the desk makeover! The chalkboard turned out really cute though it's sad a mirror was sacrificed. I bet it will sell quickly!

  2. Ooh what a pretty frame, I have a feeling it will sell faster as a chalkboard !!!

  3. Two pretty chalkboards and that is one good looking desk from GW. My guess is you are painting the bricks on your fireplace. Hey...I have a corner china cabinet in the middle of my family room:)


  4. While it sucks that the mirror broke I really love how regal it looks as a chalkboard!

  5. Fortunately you didn't break the mirror, so the seven years of bad luck isn't coming YOUR direction. Congrats on the dresser sale!


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