Cottage Style Mirror

January 26th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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An old steel hook is the perfect place to hang your beach hat…or dried roses.
Constructed from salvaged pine boards, painted and then heavily distressed.
Because its new home is by the shore I tried to give it a slight nautical feel.  
Simple enhancements, like this reveal, add a little detail.
Old-fashion and simple lines. 
The milky white paint has started to weather and stain over the years. Actually it looks this bad from two hours of painting and distressing.
An old steel hook is the perfect place to hang your beach hat…or dried roses.

An old steel hook is the perfect place to hang your beach hat…or dried roses.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2014)

Simple pieces can make a dramatic statement. My latest creation was designed and built to add just the right touch of nostalgia to a shoreline cottage foyer. 

Note: I shot all the photos in my breezeway prior to delivering the mirror.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2014)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, glass, white, picture holder, mirror, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (18)

just_old_stuff writes: Jim, this is one of the most beautiful mirrors I've ever seen!
I adore the paint finish. Posted: 5:42 pm on February 10th
PlentyPlace writes: Chic, as always. ;-) Posted: 1:42 pm on February 3rd
DunhamDesigns writes: Jim, Beautiful work as always.. Posted: 6:33 pm on February 1st
georgiamoon writes: Hey Jim,
I want to tell you just how much inspiration and entertainment you have provided to us over the years. You always make me want to do a better job. You have taught me to pay closer attention to many things such as: scale, finish, details, craftsmanship, usefulness, and to follow your instincts! I have watched through the years as you have proven over and over again that you have a special talent which I can learn from but not duplicate. Good enough for me!!!
As for the entertainment aspect of your posts, they are always well written, witty and amusing. I don't know how you could get better than that....and then you do!
I will always look forward to your creations, the process of bringing your ideas to fruition, and your never-ending sense of humor.

Thank you JIM!

Posted: 9:04 am on January 27th
StrangeCargo writes: Congratulations, Jim, on this well earned recognition on JMS. I am sure I echo everyone else in your deserved praise that has seen your enormous talent here, as well as, get a much needed chuckle from your musings in designing and crafting your creations. Not only are you a big draw to this site, but more importantly, you always leave us something more important, i.e., inspiration and motivation.

Great job, and thank you!

Posted: 7:17 am on January 27th
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, if you only knew how much I have cherished being an editor on JMS since 2008. You are a great friend, junk buddy and source of inspiration. JMS has given me a chance to share my lifetime passion of repurposing with an audience of the best Junkers in the world.

Thank you and all the JMS followers for making the last seven years of rust and chippy paint so exciting and rewarding.

I am so lucky to have a friend like you and forever grateful for the opportunity you have given me to share my dreams.


Posted: 4:49 am on January 27th
suewhitney writes: Today at JMS we are giving a great big thumbs up to editor Jim (or Jimbo as I call him) Healy aka Junk Architect. What can I say about this dear friend of mine other than he is a huge talent in the industry, consistently stylish, incredibly witty, oozes charm, makes me laugh out loud, and shares some of the very best of ideas with all of us at JMS. Jimbo has also been with JMS from the get go and I am sure that you are all with me when I say I look forward to more great posts to come.
Cheers to you Mr. Jimbo! You da bomb! :)

Posted: 12:10 pm on January 26th
MarcioWilges writes: You definitely have a good eye for design.
Posted: 9:07 pm on December 2nd
Junkpony writes: What a great piece, Jim. The roses in that deep hue add the perfect touch.
Posted: 3:38 pm on August 18th
Dinantiques writes: Jim, I can't believe this is a new frame! As Geneen said, "I'm at a loss for words". Well I am is BEAUTIFUL!

Dina Posted: 7:16 pm on August 11th
gadgetsponge writes: What can I say Jim... You're crushing it on the craftsmanship and the aging technique. Keep it going! Posted: 8:32 pm on July 31st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
CottageElements writes: Jim, your "new" piece I am sure will become a well cherished and well loved piece for generations to come. Like everyone has said, your finishes are amazing!

Lani Posted: 5:24 pm on July 30th
G writes: Jim Healy,
I sometimes am at a loss for words with your creations. Today is one. I want you to know. You are so very talented. And the time and care and thought and love that you put into each piece is priceless. You create a memory. You go back in time, when maybe family meant a little more and the items people bought were made a little better. You make us all realize that there are still craftsmen out there that make a difference. They are worth finding and worth the cost. Keep creating my friend. I look forward to each and every piece.

Posted: 11:29 am on July 29th
suewhitney writes: As always....LOVE! Your finishes are the bomb!

Be Well,

Posted: 10:52 am on July 29th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, This will fit right into a breezy airy home. It's wood, but it doesn't look heavy. The light finish is perfect and the distressing is.....well, you. You continue to show us how it is done.

Great job!!!

Posted: 6:58 pm on July 28th
StrangeCargo writes: Jim, I can smell the salt air and hear the waves. Creative design, artistic execution, beautiful result!


Posted: 4:50 pm on July 28th
AtticusFinch writes: nice soft distressing like the sea creates driftwood. Good job JA!
Posted: 4:21 pm on July 28th
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