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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

28 May

Can you really have too many mirrors, it’s a question I have been asking myself lately as my collection has slowly grown. They are all just so pretty, and I like how they bounce around the light. Of course they all started out gold and not my style but after slapping a little paint  they have a whole new look too them. I have found that I  really like a little of the gold peeking through, just like distressing it gives the piece some dimension. At first I tried sanding some of the paint away but it’s difficult when the mirror is not made of wood. I have found that and easier way is to paint your first coat of paint and then take a paper towel right after and wipe areas where you would have sanded. I paint a second coat and repeat the same process, it works out great.

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Reflective Dirftwood

13 Aug

It’s all about the driftwood.  Who would have thought that water-beaten logs could be turned into decorations?  My sister-in-law had an idea of making a driftwood mirror and I thought, “Hey, I live along the water. I can get all the free driftwood I want!”  Our downstairs bathroom mirror was the perfect candidate as it was completely plain and terribly ugly. So I gathered the driftwood I collected and introduced it my mirror.  “Hello mirror!”

I laid out the driftwood to get an idea of how the pieces were going to fit.  It was kind of like a seaside puzzle. That’s our dog Dash’s paw in the photo. She was oggling the drftwood, as she really wanted to chew on a piece of it.

Since the mirror was hard to hang, as the mirror hangers would interfere with the driftwood placement, I hung it before gluing the drfitwood on. That, of course, made it a little more difficult to glue the wood on.  So I would glue a piece and then use painters tape to hold it in place.  It worked like a charm!

And here is the final result.  What do you think??

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