It rained a lot today. At one point in the afternoon, I found the boys happily installed in front of the computer watching Myth Buster re-runs. That was O.K. with me. It’s a show I like. That gave me some time to work on my latest project – that little mirror from the Goodwill.
Yesterday, I painted the frame black, still using that Aura “black black” paint that has gone on a few other projects. Today the frame just needed a few touch-ups and a plan. I decided to detach the mirror from it. That was no easy task. It was glued in really well and it took some effort with an X-acto knife to free it. Once out, I cut some cardstock paper to cover it and then used the same X-acto knife to carefully cut a square in the middle of it. I used ordinary tape to attach a picture to the back and then used double sided tape to attach my homemade mat to the mirror. I then hot glue gunned the mirror back to the frame. This is what I now have:
The curtains and bedspread in this room are cream colour so the mat picks up on that. One day I hope to have some black furniture here. For now, I have my black painted garage sale mirror and my jewellery box to coordinate with this black frame. Here’s a close up of the pretty detail in the frame itself:
I’m quite happy with how this turned out and have the perfect spot to hang it once I get some nails.