October 31, 2011

DIY: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Once upon a time, Sky and Erika bought a very ugly mirror at a garage sale because it was $1, coupled in among a manger scene and cake pan. 
(Was it in a fire? No, just halfway spray painted. They must have gotten distracted halfway through.) 
But something needed to be done. 


First, a coat of spray paint to make it all one color. I strongly prefer one-tone frames...


(Thank you, Sky.)


Then, I gathered all the supplies I would need: the frame, Mod Podge, pages torn from a book, a paintbrush, and scissors.


I decided I wanted it to have a quirky, Barnes and Noble feel. So I cut scraps of the pages to fit, alternating the direction I pasted them, and painted a thin layer of Mod Podge under and over them.


I actually just made some homemade Mod Podge (watered down glue-again, thanks Pinterest). Easy! I gave it a few coats on top.


After that, I smoothed out most of the wrinkles with my fingers, then let it dry overnight.


Serendipitously, I also happened to find this at the end of one of the chapters. It was too cute to not add on at the last minute.


And the mirror was hung in the hall and decorated our space happily ever after.

The End.

17 kind comments from you:

Dolli-Mama said...

That is super cute! I love it! :)

The New "Normal" said...

Very cute - love it! I love random finds like that, just wish I was more creative in figuring out what to do with them! Great job!

Amanda said...

Ohhh I love this!! Super cute!!

annoyed army wife said...

I love this! But I'm wondering what book you destroyed to create it. :)

Reading Rambo said...

Oooh, I super-like it. That's a really good idea, dude. And you IMPLEMENTED it. ;)

Kaylee said...

Cute!!! I love it!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Oh so proud! It looks fabulous lovey!

Ashley said...

Too cute! I love it! Very Barnes and Noble-ey! ;)

greaterexp said...

Aren't you the most clever thing ever? I love this! Now here is finally an idea for those ugly frames I have in the attic! Thank you!!

beka said...

are you kidding me?
i loooove that.
and the part from the end of the chapter is SO sweet.

that is one awesome frame :)

Chantal said...

Very nice! I love it!

gina said...

LOOKS AMAZING! I love creative simple re-do's like this! Found you through Beka, love your blog!

Erin said...

That is soooo cute!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! And I love Mod Podge :)

____j said...

That turned out so cute!

Elizabeth said...

Very cute idea! I'll have to remember this one!

Anonymous said...

that is REALLY cute!!!! I might have to steal this idea :)

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