Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Salvaged Mirror

 Hello Readers. I like to do projects around the house. I like to decorate and redecorate with thrifted finds when I can. It's fun and inexpensive. This mirror was given to me by a sweet lady named Sharon. (Thanks Sharon!)


When she gave it to me it was black and glittery. I liked the size and shape but I didn't think the color was my style.


Here is a close up of the glittery black paint. I figured a new coat of paint in a new color could make it more neutral.


I used this inexpensive gold craft paint to paint over the black paint. I did 2 coats of paint and let it dry over night.


I slid some index cards in between the frame of the mirror and the glass itself. This kept the paint off of the glass and made for easy clean up. I am a very sloppy painter and I always try to stay nice and neat.


I hung the mirror in the entry way by my front door. I saw the piano in the reflection and then I was like, hey............


Maybe the mirror would look good on top the piano. OK, I am not sure where to hang it now. I am going to put it somewhere.


Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.

***   BONUS TRACK   ***

Some of my sewing is oretty hum-drum and boring. I had several extra large sweaters that I wanted to resize and wear.


I used a sweater the fit well as a guide and marked new seams. I used a zigzag stitch on my machine and made new seams. I did this in January, if you want to see more.


After sewing I cut off the excess fabric from the inside of the sweaters. There were so many scraps from these sweaters. I am not sure what I can do with them.


Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.

*Year end update- That mirror is hanging in my entryway by the front door. It's perfect. And the sweaters found their way to my daughters closet so she could wear them to work. 

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