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Monday, May 2, 2011

Does This Reflect Well on Us?

 The bedroom project is going well, despite scattered spousal grumbles and resistance.
The man knows he can't stop me if I'm determined.
So some older, dull, dated things made their way onto the lawn Friday and got a light sanding, a coat of Rustoleum Spray Primer, and then 2 light coats of Rustoleum 2X Gloss White. 
Then they got hauled inside because the weather would not cooperate.
Saturday they got a final coat.
 The very top of the cheval mirror got a good smear of Goop, my favorite silicone adhesive. I simply tilted the mirror so that it was horizontal. Don't attempt this vertically or you'll find out why they call it "Goop."
 Apply flat backed marbles, beads, sea glass and shells liberally.
 This is just an accent.


 We're going to let the lines of the piece speak for themselves.
 Allow this to dry completely before you return it to the correct position.
 Remove the tape and newspaper.
 Razor any rough edges.
Okay, let's get this back upstairs and finish the next piece!

Between Naps on the Porch 
Today's Creative Blog 
Simply Designing

17 comments:

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

No that's one sharp looking mirror! PS- I LOVE the blue one reflected in that last photo as well

Kim K. said...

Nicely done and I'm always impressed on how your re-purposing is a family-adventure. Can't wait to get the grand tour of the master bedroom. Best wishes with the new job too!!

Brandy said...

lookin' good, can't wait to see the master bedroom all finished. I'm itchin' to redo mine!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh so pretty!! I used to have that same mirror. It didn't survive. Love what you did with yours.

Heather said...

Looks pretty! I can hardly wait to see it in the room!

Michelle L. said...

Adorable upgrade from that blandly ordinary 'before.' I love how you always think big. I can never see stuff like this in my head!

lisbonlioness said...

Spousal grumbles? What, when you turn an ugly piece of trash into something really worth looking at and into? (sorry, but I really dislike the colour the mirror had before. It reminds me of nicotine- stained office furniture!) Glad you didn't give in to grumble- mumble, it looks a million bucks now.

AliLilly said...

OH!!!! I love it!! I think I may copy this one!

Shelinwa said...

Sweet love it!!! you are sooo creative Outstanding

Della said...

Very cool! I can't wait to see what's next. You go woman!

Krafty Kat said...

Oh, it looks so pretty! I should have known you would adorn it with shells! Great job, thanks for linking!

Hannah McConnell said...

That's pretty. I actually have a mirror just like this and have a good idea now as to what to do with it :)
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c.w.frosting said...

Pretty beachy mirror. Also love the funky blue mirror!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Ginger said...

Very pretty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Aw, what a cute way to dress up a mirror! Very fun :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a great idea! It is so fun to see how all of your pieces really "reflect" you and your style....like how I did that little pun there? LOL! Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Becolorful said...

You creative thing you. Love the blues on the white. Stunning. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday
Pam