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Mirror, mirror

Was anyone else as smitten by Veranda’s Jan/Feb 2016 cover as I was? That stunning mirrored china cabinet instantly grabbed my attention, as did the owner’s shared love of blue.

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I have a couple of Ikea pieces that, while functional, certainly don’t win any design awards. I’ve already changed out the hardware, but the mirrored cabinet got me to thinking. Could I paint it silver-leaf and get a similar effect? Maybe even do a little gold-leaf mercury-glass effect?

LiveLoveDIY has a great post on how she transformed a standard wooden vanity into a beautiful silver piece. Her result is gorgeous!

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I also like how DIY & Crafts combined flat grey paint with silver leaf for the details.

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So…when the weather warms up, looks like I’ll be experimenting with silver paint and silver leaf on my china cabinet & dresser. I’ll let you know how it goes!

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Summer Bangle

I had my eye on this cute KEP Designs bangle for so long, that it sold out.

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So I decided to create my own. I already had this horn bracelet from a trip to Vietnam several years ago and these tiny sand dollars that were souvenirs from St. Simons Island on one of my trips home.

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Purchased a $5 bottle of gold nail polish and a little super glue…

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…and voila!

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