Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mirror Makeover

Hi!

I've had this mirror for ages. It started out china blue, then it was this rusty red color. (Sorry for the poor picture quality!)



I just noticed it in the closet the other day and thought I would try to give it a makeover. Of course, it needed a new paint job, and I decided black would be the color to go with. I took out the mirror and carefully knocked out the existing design and painted the frame. Then I put the mirror back in and played around with masking tape laying out patterns. Once I decided on a pattern, I just cut 1/4 inch square stock (that's what my husband said it was called) with the compound miter saw. I made sure the pieces were nice and tight when they were put in place. Then I took the mirror out and covered it with newspaper so I wouldn't get glue onto it and put it back in. Then, I simply used Gorilla Glue to affix each piece. Once the glue was dried I gave the square stock a paint job, too. And here's how it turned out:



It was a pretty fun and easy project. I think even Bubba likes it. When he saw me with the camera, he came over to pose :)

This is yet another piece of our master bedroom makeover.

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7 comments:

  1. What a great mirror makeover - it looks great in black and I like the new "pattern" you created. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today - when you get a chance, please add a link back to the party. Thanks! Chelsea

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  2. Sorry I forgot the link in the original post. I did go back and add a new post with the link though :) Still new to this :) Thanks!!

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  3. Love it in the black!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  4. I am so doing this. I have a simple four panel mirror that needs some tlc and reading your post, it just dawned on me where I could hang it.

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  5. Hi Bubba's mama! Like the new mirror and the new panels you created... and Bubba is adorable! :) Thanks for stoppin' by!!

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  6. Looks fabulous black! I love the little details you added - it really gives it a modern look! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcsae Party! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! What an amazing transformation! Love the black - looks brand new! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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