3.04.2011

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Okay, I know I have admitted to having an issue with fabric and couches.  I may have failed to mention my issue with mirrors. Not that I love looking at myself, just love the look of mirrors.  My dear friend, Lisa, and I were doing a little thrifting today and I came across this beauty for only $15.  I passed it up at first, but I kept coming back to it.  Just couldn't leave without it.    

Here is it in the spot I thought it would look great.  I propped it up, took a few steps back and then remembered the mirror in the foyer, which is only a few steps away.  Fearing having to look at myself twice first thing in the morning as I make my way into the kitchen, I quickly decided the mirror had 
to go.  


I unscrewed the back, removed the mirror, spray painted the whole thing with black chalkboard paint and tied some twine to the back.  I have had these pictures from a trip my husband I took to Paris several years ago just sitting around.  I was never quite sure what I wanted to do with them.  I think this works for now.  Since I can write on the frame, I thought I may want to change out the title and pictures often.  I could display pictures from family vacations, my kids' birthdays or friends and family.  I could even use it to clip up a menu if we are entertaining or a list of chores for my kids or inspirational quotes.   The possibilities are endless!

The best part about this project is that it cost $15 (I already had the spray paint and twine) and it took  less than half an hour to complete. Have any projects you plan on working on this weekend?  I am going to spend the weekend celebrating my son's 7th birthday.  I can't believe he's going to be seven.  Wow, how times flies!

I linked this post the the following blogs:

Tip Junkie handmade projects
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/






14 comments:

  1. what a good idea! I love mirrors for decorating -- they always "fit" any room they are put in, it seems ... but you are right, sometimes I don't want to watch myself coming and going.
    Love this idea.
    Cass

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  2. What a great idea - way to think outside of the box..errr, mirror! I have a great mirror like that sitting in our garage that I have had no idea what to do with - thanks for the inspiration - totally going to copy you :)

    I would be honored if you would link up this project at The AFTER party...

    http://www.3meadowlakecottage.com/2011/03/after-party-diy-entryway-sign.html

    Erin @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage

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  3. Hi, Andrea! Wanted to let you know that I featured this post today! :) I love that you took something that was pretty, but didn't really work for you, and turned it into a display piece!

    I have a new "Featured At" button too if you'd like to grab it for your blog. Thanks so much for linking up with me for Weekend Bloggy Reading. :)

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  4. Great job! Like Amanda said, I love that you took the piece and made it your own. So creative : )

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  5. Really nice. The lines on that mirror are wonderful and it looks great black. Please put a link to this party in each post you link up. Thank you! And thanks for linking up again!
    Sherry

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  6. What a fantastic find. I love how you updated it!

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  7. Now that was an awesome idea...love it! Hop over and show it off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. I love this idea! I have a large round clock that doesn't work and I've been thinking about painting it black, popping out the face/glass and putting in a mirror. A little different but what you've done makes me want to move forward quicker!

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  9. Such a great find, I love how you made it your own!

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  10. What a very cute and creative idea!
    xo,
    Sena

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  11. Great job. The mirror/frame has beautiful lines - really a pretty piece. And what a bargain! Have fun celebrating your son's birthday. My daughter turned 25 yesterday - time flies when you're having fun! I'm your linky neighbor at Thrifty Thursday. Stop by for a visit!

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  12. Love that mirror turned memory/chalkboard... perfect use!!

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  13. I LOVE this idea, it looks great! Martina

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