Sunday, March 10, 2013

Old Mirror gets a Striped Coastal Update

Hi Friends,
Howling wind and snow here today.
But I know Spring's right around the corner.
When the sun comes
I'm going to be ready for lots of reflective light
in my home.
I'm adding more mirrors to soak up
and bounce around all things bright and sunny.


So I decided to use an older mirror

that I had stored away in the closet.

I built a box frame around it

and painted it with beachy stripes.



I built two rectangular frames.

One fit snug inside the mirror moulding.

The other was slight larger than the mirror.




Then I cut some fence boards

and mitered the corners.

Here you can see how the whole thing

comes together.

Once it's all attached

I held the mirror in on the back with

picture wire stretched between eye screws.




Give it a coat of white primer.




Then tape off the stripes.

I used a blue and cream mix to brush on.

Then gray and cream.








I used Minwax Early American Stain and Raw Sienna Paint mix

to brush lightly along the edges

and then wipe off.



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I added my star mirror


I want to add more smaller mirrors

on my stairway wall.

Those will be some future projects!

Thay way I can have more reflection of the lake.



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Actually, the whole project took less than 4 hours.

About 2 hours to build

and a little over an hour to paint.

( I won't say how long it took me to hang it!)

Now my flourish patterned mirror

is more suited to the beachy , coastal, lake style.

Okay, time to go dig out those old mirrors.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Deb


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16 comments:

Anne said...

So pretty! Great job Deb!!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Deb,
Your mirror sure does have a beachy feel to it, it looks just grand. Love the way that you built a frame around the framed mirror. Very nice!

20 North Ora said...

Pretty - as all of your items are. Love the soft, muted colors.

Judy

Jamie -Better With Age said...

Wow! So cool! I love this ;)
Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

Very beachy. I love it.

Julia Kendrick said...

I LOVE it! I would love it if you could link this up at my Thrifty Thursday linky party! Hope to see you there!! http://www.juliakendrick.com

Twice Nice said...

I love the way you framed that out, and how did you come up with that idea?! I think you are pretty darn brilliant like that! Looks perfect in your Lake house.

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

That turned out just perfect! Love it Deb.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! So clever Deb. You are amazing. I'm pinning this one. Have a great day!

Debbie

Feral Turtle said...

Love the use of FENCEBOARD!!! You are so clever.

craftyles said...

Love a good recycling project. The stripes look great on it.

reFresh reStyle said...

OK, how long to hang it ;)
Love it! What a great way to repurpose without destroying the other mirror!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea...Love it!!

Natasha In Oz said...

Beautiful job-well done!

Feel free to send some snow my way-I'm so sick of the hot summer weather here in Australia!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

PS My Say G'Day linky party has just started so please pop by if you have a minute-perhaps you share this post!

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

Oh my word... this is a gorgeous makeover... from the frame construction to the gorgeous watery colors and final paint application. love everything about it! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com are you on facebook? I'd love to follow you that way.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love it Deb - great colors and nice rustic feel!