10.30.2008

Mirror, Mirror (leaning) on the Wall

We're almost there!  Day Four of the front room makeover, and I am excited to show you some of my favorite new elements to the room.

This mirror below is a pretty oval shape, and I got it at Big Lots for $5.  Yippee!  I thought I would give it a coat of (what else?) black paint, but then got it home and actually liked it in gold.  So gold it will stay!

My lamp is a $5 garage sale find, with a lampshade that I bought at Joann's and recovered in fabric.  Same process as what I did here.  And don't you love those big brown polka dots in that fabric?  You'll see more of those in the big room reveal tomorrow!

Lastly, the tall table that everything is resting on is a cheapie Target purchase.  I bought it when I was fresh out of college and in need of furniture.  It started out as a very light blond wood, then spent a few years as green, and finally, black.  I've gotten a lot of use out of it!

See you tomorrow for the Big Reveal!


49 comments:

Betsy said...

I just can't contain myself...I am SO excited. I love that gourd with AUTUMN on it! Great look.

The Arthur Clan said...

Everything is looking beautiful! Looking forward to the BIG reveal. :)

Angie in OH

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Love that lamp!!!

ONE MORE DAY....HOORAY!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Love the polkadot lamp and I can't wait for tomorrow!

I just bought rub on letters for some Pottery Barn-like buckets. I can't wait to try them out!

Thank you for continuing to inspire me!

Amanda said...

I heart the display! The polka dots on the lamp are fabulous. I am a sucker for polka dots too! Can't wait for the reveal :-)

coco said...

I will be back tomorrow...can't wait to see this room. Love your blog!

Christy said...

There is that gourd again I like so much.

The suspense is SO hard!!! Glad i only have to wait one more day!

Screaming Meme said...

Yes! Im so excited! I love the polka dots! I trying to find the right black and cream polka dots for my spring/summer curtains! :)

Rebecca Taylor said...

Love it! Can't wait for the big reveal!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love the mirror! I really can't wait for tomorrow-I might have to shave my legs again for this one...

Stacey said...

Can't wait to see!

Christy said...

I have to tell you that I totally thought of you with that bee stamp!!!

Kim @ My Journey said...

Can't wait for the reveal! Love the lamp!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

The lamp is so cute with those polka dots and the balls hanging off it! I love it!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Such fun...am loving your great finds. Nothing makes me happier...hee hee

The Golf Widow said...

Polka dots and pom-pon fringe...I'm in love!I'm a paint-it-black kinda girl too but the gold looks great!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my that lamp is so cute...okay I am so excited to see tomorrow..I hope the pictures are nice and big so we can see your "decorating" talent at work!
-sandy toes
p.s. maybe I need glasses? oh my!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

It's looking great! Can't wait to see the big reveal tomm.!!

Wendy said...

I do so love the polkadot fabric. Very cute! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Wendy said...

I do so love the polkadot fabric. Very cute! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Busy Bee said...

What a great reveal tomorrow will be! Just the vignette in the pic is too darling! How cute are those polka dots, and that cute pear from a previous post...I can hardly wait to see everthing tomorrow! Happy Thursday!
Stephanie

Jboo said...

Oh wow -- it looks gorgeous already!! Ummmm -- can you come over and re-do my whole house??
Looking forward to the big reveal!


Janet

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Can't wait to see it!

ROXY said...

Great mirror! Love it:) We have Big Lots here in CT. I really need to stop in one day. I always here of everyone getting such great stuff there!

Inspired Kara said...

Can't wait to see the BIG reveal!!!

Joanna said...

I can't wait!!

Lacy said...

Cute Cute! I want that gourd! I love the fabric!!!

Queen Bean said...

The lampshade looks fab. I love that pom pom fringe too. I have that same clock from Pottery Barn that I got years ago. Deana

My home - My life said...

Looks great as always!

Angie said...

I absolutely love that polka dot lamp! Can't wait to see the room tomorrow!

Chris said...

I can't stand it anymore! I MUST see the reveal! LOVE the mirror. Looks like I'll have to go to Big Lots. :)

Joelle said...

this is looking great! can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. my living room is in desperate need of a serious makeover! wish i could just get on a TV show or something! :)

Shannon said...

I'm so excited! Be sure to show A LOT of pictures that we can enlarge!! :) I have a feeling I will be wanting to study each one! :)

AJ said...

Love the lamp! Can't wait till tomorrow;)

Darlene said...

Love going through the make-over with you and I can't wait to see the big reveal!!

jennykate77 said...

You have me on the edge of my seat...

Can't wait for the big reveal!!

I LOVE the tall lamp and the mirror, what a fab find! I love Big Lots! I actually went to Michael's to try to find one of those nightlight kits that you talked about in your other post, but no such luck! She said they didn't carry them...I was so bummed. However, I still need to try JoAnn's, maybe I'll find one there *fingers crossed*! The polka dot fabric on the lamp re-do is so perfect!

Yippee for the big reveal tomorrow!

Aleta said...

Oh I Just love decorating! Looking forward to the big reveal!

Sunny said...

I'm likin' what I'm seeing! I was trying to cheat and look in the reflection of the mirror only to find that you did a great job at getting a "non-revealing angle". Bummer. =)

Aubrey said...

I'm looking forward to the big reveal. With all the little teasers....

I bet it is going to look FAB!

edie+steve said...

Adore the lamp Carrie!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh you have me all jealous...I so need to get tom my rooms. Looking forward to tomorrow!

AndreaLeigh said...

You've officially got me convinced that I need more lamps in my house. I love the polka dot pattern, and is that something written on the bottom of the lamp?

Ms. Tee said...

I'm crazy for polka-dots -that is too cute! :) I know I'm going to love the whole thing...you have great taste!

Chris said...

I came back to let you know you've been tagged. That's what you get for making me wait for this reveal! It's a fun one--I hope you can participate!

Stink Bone Jones said...

That lamp is too cute for words! I also love that you bought that mirror for just $5 and painted it yourself. Those little secrets make things look even better!

Our Complete Family said...

Love the lamp fabric. Seriously~ when Jason passes through Denver coming home from a TDY again, I am so having him kidnap you to bring you here to revamp my house girly! And, yes, I'll play with all the kids and entertain them while you make my house pretty!!! How are you feeling by the way? I hope GREAT! Not too much longer! Hugs, Les

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

andrealeigh--
Nope, there's nothing written on the lamp, but you might be seeing the gourd that I painted and put the word "autumn" on it. :)
Carrie

Jen r. said...

I can't wait to see, I am so excited!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Look so cool Can't wait to see it all! Happy Halloween !