Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Repurpose A Mirror


This mirror has been at the back of my closet for a while, as I considered how I could repurpose it for my bedroom. I liked the texture of the wicker and the color would work as is, since we have a mixture of brushed silver and nickel hardware on the dressers and lamps.

My idea was to add some burlap, a wooden initial and some pretty metal filigree accents that I found at Michaels. The different textures and materials would give it a unique finish.

The same idea could work with any old frame or mirror. To make, I simply removed the mirror from its frame, spray painted a letter with a matte, nickel finish and covered a piece of heavy cardboard with burlap and stapled it to the back of the frame. Once assembled, I simply used a hot glue gun to attach both the initial and the metal filigree to the burlap.

Using the foundation of a old mirror or frame and repurposing it with a unique touch, is an inexpensive and fun way to add some new decor. I think it looks great with the green and metallic tones found in my master bedroom.

Have a great day!


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  1. What a wonderful way to re-use a mirror! Thanks for sharing the idea! Have a blessed day sweet friend, HUGS!

  2. What a great idea!

  3. Cute idea, Vicki. It looks lovely.

  4. Beautiful! Love the wicker and letters :)
    I'm visiting you today from Lil Luna. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
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  5. What a great craft...thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

  6. I have an old mirror that would be perfect for this! Stopping by from Inspire Me Please Blog Hop. Have a great weekend! My Blog: Carrie This Home

  7. This turned out so great. I love the texture of the wicker and then adding your initial made it so special.I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  8. Vicki, what a cute idea. I love the shape of the wicker frame. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Very cute! It makes wicker look so trendy! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  10. I love this idea. I am all about letters and monograms lately, so this is wonderful Very clever idea. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Great idea and it turned out perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Take Care,

  12. Terrific repurposing - it looks wonderful! I appreciate you sharing with Home and GardenThursday,


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