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 3
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~


  • Kiwi 21.01.2011 at 01:45

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

  • Gentri 21.01.2011 at 01:50

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

  • Audrey @ the audzipan anthology 21.01.2011 at 01:51

    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!

  • Nita {ModVintageLife} 21.01.2011 at 01:51

    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.

  • Kelli 21.01.2011 at 01:55

    That looks amazing!

  • Char @ Crap I've Made 21.01.2011 at 02:05

    SO pretty!

  • Amy Bolyard 21.01.2011 at 02:09


  • Sam, Kendra and Adi 21.01.2011 at 02:09

    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.

  • Miss Madison's Mommy 21.01.2011 at 02:10

    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??

  • Steph <3. 21.01.2011 at 02:16

    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

  • Lauren 21.01.2011 at 02:21

    Wow! Is all I have to say. Beautiful!

  • jandjhome 21.01.2011 at 02:24

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

  • 21.01.2011 at 02:46

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

  • Brandy 21.01.2011 at 02:47

    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!!

  • Am I An Artist? . 21.01.2011 at 02:50

    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!

  • Dixie Mom 21.01.2011 at 02:58

    Ms. Vicky is da bomb!!!

  • Jackie 21.01.2011 at 03:13

    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..

  • Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes 21.01.2011 at 03:33

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

  • Aleisha Z. Coleman 21.01.2011 at 03:48

    coolest vintage revival: EVER!

  • Jennifer 21.01.2011 at 04:24

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

  • April 21.01.2011 at 04:39

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

  • lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL 21.01.2011 at 04:51

    turned out beautiful. great job

  • Heather @ The Black's Best 21.01.2011 at 04:54

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

  • Jen 21.01.2011 at 04:57

    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!

  • Attempting Aloha 21.01.2011 at 05:06

    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!


  • Live, Laugh, Love, Recycle 21.01.2011 at 08:44

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

  • Pudel-design 21.01.2011 at 10:08

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

  • Mandy 21.01.2011 at 11:29

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

  • The Frosted Gardner 21.01.2011 at 14:07

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

  • Alicia {ProtoDoom} 21.01.2011 at 14:34

    Wow, she looks flipping phenomenal!

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

  • Michelle @ Dream Home DIY 21.01.2011 at 15:11

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

  • Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun 21.01.2011 at 15:21

    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.

  • pamela 21.01.2011 at 16:43

    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.

  • Theresa 21.01.2011 at 17:05

    Wow, wow, wow!

  • * Nancy * 21.01.2011 at 17:28

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

  • J Fo 21.01.2011 at 17:34

    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! 😉

  • DANA 21.01.2011 at 19:39

    If you haven’t already, make sure you enter my linky party for the chance to become Best of the Best and win an award and prizes!

  • Anonymous 21.01.2011 at 20:57

    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!

  • Phredfamily 21.01.2011 at 21:10

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

  • Jennie 22.01.2011 at 00:50

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


  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More 22.01.2011 at 06:07

    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.

  • Katie @ EyeSpyDIY 22.01.2011 at 06:11

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

  • esphixiet 22.01.2011 at 17:07

    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.

  • Chris 22.01.2011 at 17:19

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

  • michelle@somedaycrafts 22.01.2011 at 17:40

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

  • Allison 28.01.2011 at 15:34

    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!!

  • The Decorating Diva 09.02.2011 at 01:20

    Great ideas on this blog!

  • Rachel Taylor 08.06.2011 at 16:46

    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!

  • latoyasc 08.01.2012 at 21:17

    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.

  • ARod 25.01.2012 at 18:45

    love vicky she looks amazzzzing

  • Lesli @ 13.02.2012 at 17:03

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

  • Dan 16.09.2014 at 15:27

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

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