What is Patina to you?
Chipping, peeling layer upon layer
of old shabby paint?
The gorgeous finish on a beautiful armoire or table that has been
hand rubbed for years and years?
The cracks, chips, dings?
The imperfections and wear and authentic finish
that show that something has been
loved & appreciated over the years?
To me, it is all of those things.
This old mirror hangs above the bathtub in my master bathroom.
Several of you have asked to see more details on it since I shared
my vintage bathroom remodel & I thought it fitting to share it since I have a
PATINA STYLE giveaway right now.
I found it in an abandoned antique store
along with quite a few other extremely crusty, dirty finds that I love!
I don't remember how much it was, but I think it was about $5.00
I loaded it in my car, brought it home and hosed it down
and discovered the most beautiful old colors
hidden under the years of dirt.
The seller thought that it was far too damaged to be worth anything.
That the mirror was ruined with it's old spottiness,
loss of silvering and hazy clouded reflection...
yes, it's true that it never looks clean and sparkly...
but it has great character and charm
and I love the mottled and streaked finish the mirror has.
As well, there are those would say the painted finish is ruined
and should be stripped or repainted.
That it looks more shabby than fabulous.
I love the old colors in the paint-
layered green, yellow and turquoise...
& the way the old wood peeks through in areas.
It only needs a bit of sealing to keep any more of those
layers of colors from falling off.
This mirror has a pretty perfect shabby patina in my book!
Do you LOVE patina too?
Have you entered my
PATINA STYLE BOOK GIVEAWAY yet?
Don't forget to enter to win a signed copy of
Brooke & Steve Giannetti's new book!
The giveaway is open for 1 more week!
You can find all the details and enter here:
~ON TO FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY~
What a great turnout last week!
Thank you so much for taking the time
to come over and share.
Here are just a few of the great links!
The Turquoise Piano shared this darling little settee makeover.
Faith and Pearl shared some beautiful red kitchen cupboard ideas.
Confessions of a Plate Addict shared her darling tea towels
Cottage Beach House shared her darling little lantern.
Faded Charm shared this pretty in pink bouquet &
creative embellishment ideas from her mom.
Grab a Featured button if you would like!
I wanted to say welcome new party goers
as well as say thank you to all my party animal friends :)
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each week!
You all make this party so fantastic and so much fun!
Can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!
decorating, flea finds, designs, transformations
,crafts, table settings, etc.
ANYTHING related to feathering your nest!