Been spending most our lives … living in a gangsta’s paradise…

It’s time for another episode of “I Can’t Believe You Found That in the TRASH!” with special guest star, Intensely Awesome Mirror.  In this tearjerking episode, Carla discovers a dusty but nearly perfect mirror cast into the garbage.  Horrified, she cleans it up and nurtures it back to health, giving this once street-tough decor some self-respect and a place to finally call home.
 Check out more on her blog Arte e Manha.

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  1. Dang, white paint does it again. So pretty.

  2. That is a seriously fabulous mirror!

  3. I wonder if people ever come onto your blog and think “Crap…that was MY mirror…It could have looked like THAT?”.

  4. Obviously a palace cast off, rescued to greatness by a commoner with an eye.

  5. Oh my goodness what a G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. mirror!! I will now have to keep coming back to this page just to look at it…smitten! LOL!

  6. You always make me laugh! 🙂 And I second what Heather said, you’d be so sad!

  7. Who would throw that away??!! Love the re-do.

  8. Trash here sucks.

    That mirror rocks.

  9. HOOOOOW! on earth does someone put something THAT fabulous in the TRASH?! She’s one lucky woman to have found that.

  10. You can find some of the best stuff on the side of the road!
    I’ve got a few mirrors I need to re-do…nothing like this one’s definitely unique!

  11. hey is that wallpaper underneath? I really like that!

  12. love the mirror how original.

  13. Wow, what a find! People just don’t have a vision do they! Everything looks better in white!


  14. Hi, Lindsey, thank you for featuring my mirror!

    And Heather, I don´t know who threw this gorgeous away, but I know that was one of my neighbors… Maybe he comes to my house one day 🙂

    Katy, yes that’s wallpaper 😉

    Thank you!

  15. Love the mirror! Not crazy about the whitel

  16. I would stop in freeway traffic to pick up that beauty from the trash.

  17. Hello,
    I love the white colour and how it brightens up the room. It adds a whole new level of dimension. The difference it makes is unbelievable. What room is that? What inspired you in this room?
    {I posted this comment using my teachers blog name because I could not login otherwise}PS I have permission.

  18. Mara, this room is the entrance of my home. It had very ugly and dark walls and I covered them with wallpaper. You can see the transformation here:

    and here:


  19. Guess I’m in the minority. That’s an antique. Some day, someone will strip it and wonder all the while why someone painted it in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, I paint stuff all the time, but not Victorian antiques.

  20. Bunnykins, this type of furniture is very common in Portugal, and pieces like these are 40-60 years old max. Victorian? I wish! 🙂

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