Yard Sale Mirror Makeover!

Want the perfect housewarming gift? Well, guess what? This cute chalkboard, started out as a yard sale mirror.

For Realz…….

Went junkin’ today…….

Did you ever read this past post about going Junkin’?

If not….I think you would enjoy it. Click, here, and then get right back and enjoy this before and after.

But today……I went Junkin’ and I was looking for a “housewarming” gift idea.

One of Freebirds best friends and her husband, just bought their first house.


21 and her first house. She and her hubby should be very proud.

Makes me a little sick that one of Freebirds friends is married….and buying a house.

That shouldn’t be?

How did it go from this? (they are the two in the back)

To this? (they are the two on the right)

To this?

And fast forward to this……4 years ago……..

It has went too fast.

And now we are shopping for “housewarming” presents?

My heart hurts.

For real.

Lest I start getting misty, let me move forward with this conversation.

Freebird needed a gift……she wanted something special…and for me to make it……so, I went junkin’.

Which leads me to:

What can you do with an outdated mirror that they were asking $10.00 for and you were able to get for $5.00?

(It’s a little foggy due to the 747 degree weather and camera that was in house with a/c)

Let’s see what we can do…..

“Cankles” not included.



She loves it.
Freebird and her BFF.

We love her BFF…and her hubby.

They have known each other since the 2nd grade.

I can remember like yesterday.

The days passed so swiftly it hurts.

My heart can’t stand it.

Where did it go?

My consolation is in who these two little girls have become.

Wonderful woman and as I have said before……I never even dreamed as beautiful as they became…inside and out.

Welcome to your new home “BFF”.
We are proud of you!


Freebirds Mom

ps. I have the tutorial up now! Here is the link: http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/07/mirror-to-chalkboard-tutorial.htmlIf you are joining us from a linky party….stick around. Talk to me…I can’t wait to meet you! Facebook or sign up for email. It’s free you know ? : ) So excited that you are here! Love, Me
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0 thoughts on “Yard Sale Mirror Makeover!

  • July 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Your girls are gorgeous and very clever to get into real estate sooner rather than later. Great housewarming gift I can see them writing something cheeky on there when they know your coming over to visit :) 

  • July 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    what a wonderful post  Makes me misty and I don’t even know the gals..I have four sons and I have seen the boys grow up and change to me and my oldest is a super great daddy now! (tears)

  • July 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Be prepared….as you get older time flies by even quicker!!!
    Love what you did with the mirror!

  • July 11, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Lucky Free bird. Beautiful. Congrats to the friend and her new place!

  • July 11, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Ok Rebecca…..we have to talk!! I’m just sayin………..

    Here I am, faithful, nice, complimentary, helpful and again may I say faithful AND loyal.

    I come to read your post, unsuspecting, innocent & guileless hoping to learn & laugh and what do you do????

    Scare the c–p out of me with that flesh eating junk!!!! I may never sleep again!!

    And…..I don’t care if right after that you made me cry thinking of our four girls all grown up and
    a couple of them even middle aged!!

    So even if the board is absolutely beautiful…..I’m not saying cause you’re a meany!!
    Take care, VBg


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