Heeeere’s Vicki!

So excited right now.  This is by far my favorite project that I have done.  Its just so fab!
Meet the new and improved Vicki!!

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Isnt that the COOLEST thing that you have ever seen?  A vintage stereo cabinet refinished and inlain with mirror.  Genius!  Just a quick reminder of {Miss Vicki} before. She is the awesome stereo cabinet that I bought at the Thrift Store for $50.00.

There were lots of opinions on what to do with her and I totally appreciate everyone’s suggestions! If you are wondering what to do to some furniture that you cant decide on read through the comments,  there are TONS of sweet ideas.
So here is what I did.
Primed her with Kilz Spray Primer

Painted her with the best gray ever.  Krylon Classic Gray in Gloss

Glazed her with my PBFF (Painting Best Friend Forev’s) Ralph Lauren Faux Glaze in Black Silk. (You can see the tutorial on that Here)

I had to have the mirrors individually cut.  There are 30.  Yes 30.

I used Mirror Mastic to attach them.  Did you know that most glue will eat away the reflective coating and leave spots where you put it?

I did not want that to happen to dear Vicki,  since I will be buried with her.  So I splurged and paid $5.00


FYI the cost of the mirrors was $67.00 which was exceptionally cheap because I have mirror cut there all the time and I am cute. The original quote was $98.00.

Also did you notice I repainted my seizure wall?  I will have a tutorial for that next week

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vicki 1
So my friends we have a grand total of $112.00 for the lovely lady….not bad, not bad at all.
Linking up to the parties on my right side bar~


  1. Wow, that is beautiful! i never would have thought to do that. You are so creative, no fair.

  2. OH it’s sooooo beautiful!!! 😀 And your wall turned out so gorgeous!! YAY!

  3. Good tip on the mirror glue. I am thinking of doing some mirror-type projects for my bathroom soon, and I had no idea that I would need special glue. Thanks for helping me avoid a huge mistake!

  4. Wow! Love the addition of the mirrors. That is a great price for getting all those mirrors cut. Vicky is amazing…I’m sure you will never part with her.

  5. That looks amazing!

  6. SO pretty!

  7. DYING!!!

  8. I LOVE it!! Have you ever seen the looking glass spray paint? I wonder if it would work on wood and give you the same look? This is where I saw the mirror spray paint. http://lehiwrights.blogspot.com/2011/01/antique-window-before-and-after.html

  9. Wow. Wow. It gorg! Love love love the color and mirrors! Where do you get the mirrors cut at? I have yet to find a place by me and I live in a big city {Dallas!} maybe I’m not looking in the right spots??

  10. Mandi, OMG! Vicki looks B-E-A-utiful and love the seizure wall even more now. love the classic gray and yellow combo too .. aawsome

  11. Wow! Is all I have to say. Beautiful!

  12. You have go to be kidding! This is just amazing! Please tell me about that wall! Is that new?

  13. yay! she’s a beaut! love the color. You went bold with the wall, huh? :) looks good!

  14. This is fabulous!! I’m drooling. I found a vintage stereo cabinet at Goodwill for $40. I haven’t finished it yet, but you have inspired me!!

  15. I saw last night that Valspar has a mirror paint…I thought that would’ve been cool on this and lots easier, even if it wasn’t ‘real’ mirrors!

  16. Ms. Vicky is da bomb!!!

  17. Oh My Gosh!!! You are truly amazing! It looks amazing. I wanted to tell you that the table you painted blue looks so dang awesome too. I love the color. Your so talented. I can’t wait to see what else you have done in your home..

  18. Oh Em Gee I love Vicki! Girl you always know what to do to fab up a piece of furniture.

  19. coolest vintage revival: EVER!

  20. I love her! I want to be her friend, and yours!

  21. I think I have a crush on Vicki… and you… *sheepish grin*

  22. turned out beautiful. great job

  23. I love this new take on mirrored furniture…plus the gray color is so modern!

  24. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! That’s me screeching with delight!!! You are GENIUS!! But we already knew that, so yea.

    Now I wanna see the entire room! I noticed that cute yellow table in the reflection of Vicki’s mirrors and I want to see the whole shebang!

  25. Three words: Ah. Freaking. Mazing!

    And I have no idea how, but I wasn’t a follower on the blog this whole time! Twitter only. God bless Shelly (House of Smiths) for RT’ing your post!


  26. I love the mirror inlay and I love love love the seizure wall. Great job! :-)

  27. I LOVE Vicki!!!
    These mirrors looking great!
    Very nice idea!Thank you for sharing.
    Lovely greetings…

  28. I love it! Never would have thought to put mirrors in it!

  29. You are awesome Mandi – another one of a kind over here. Your passion just oozes from your posts. Your the best. Love your guts.

  30. Wow, she looks flipping phenomenal!

    And thanks for the mirror mastic tip, I def would have ruined the heck out of some mirrors.

  31. Turned out great!! And I love the wall :0)

  32. there are no words.

    okay. I thought of some.

    how about freaking the greatest thing I have ever seen. vicki went to a plastic surgeon and got a heidi from the hills makeover (the good kind).



    freaking awesome.

  33. Vicki looks well…..GREAT!!! The wall looks like a honeycomb. I don’t know why, but everytime I look at it that is what I see a honeycomb wall.

  34. Wow, wow, wow!

  35. AMAZING – love the color and the mirror! Way to go Mandi!!!!

  36. Vicki is a stunner! LOVE her! I would like to find a Vicki of my own someday! Well done. It never ceases to amaze me the crazy creativity that oozes out of you! Keep impressing me! 😉

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  38. Anonymous says:

    Vicki looks amazing!!! I was so excited to see what you decided to do. Mirrors!!!! Who knew?! You need your own TV show. I have fallen in love with your blog. Been junking all week….my husband just shakes his head!

  39. It’s so coooool! Love the combo of yellow and gray!

  40. FREAKIN’ FABULOUS! That wall too…it makes me feel all warm and fuzzified! I love it! AWESOME!


  41. Oh My! I’m soooo happy to have found you (via Mustard Seed). What wonderful projects you have! And the stereo! Well, what can I say? It’s just phenomenal. My parents had a similar one for years. I never would’ve dreamed of doing something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.


  42. I so want that stereo cabinet! And your walls too!

  43. I guess I’m in the minority… I’m sad you decided to paint Vicki. IMHO she looked better before the paint.
    The mirror was a neat idea though.

  44. Wow, I love the paint and the whole things ties together well. Enjoy her.

  45. I was hoping for hot pink, but the mirrors are pretty amazing!!! Love the wall! It definitely works!

  46. I just got a stereo cabinet a lot like this one! Trying to decide what color to paint it also, and how to make room inside it for all of our entertainment mess! Thanks for sharing! Love the mirror idea!!

  47. Great ideas on this blog!

  48. i love this redo!! gorgeous!! i actually have a question on the stenciling you did on your wall. i love it and wondering how well do you think it would work on textured walls??
    thanks! love your blog!

  49. Did you just measure out the spaces for the mirrors? I know this seems silly, but i just don’t get how you could with the rounded bottoms.

  50. love vicky she looks amazzzzing

  51. Amazing! Glad I found Miss Vicki! I think the mirrors make all the difference!

  52. It’s apparently just me, but it’s almost criminal to paint solid walnut and oak. Bad karma!!!


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