Friday, January 22, 2010

Mirror Make Over

Do you rember this post? It was a long time ago that I gave my bedroom a facelift. It took me a while to decide what to do next, not to mention a while to come across something I love.

I found this mirror at Ross for $29. I know it is a lot more than the $1 or $2 I spend at my usual thrift stores, but hey, I thought it was worth it.


I spray painted it...


and... there was a dilemma. I wanted to use my cricut machine to cut out some vinyl designs to put on the mirror. I just couldn't... If you know me well, I am terrified of trying out new technology. I am just that way. My husband says I am not real Japanese, oh yeah, all Japanese should be tech savvy right? I am afraid that I will do something dumb and break it.

One of my kind friends came over and helped me figure out how to cut out vinyl last Monday, Thank you! I was finally able to finish up the mirror.

I stuck the vinyl on the mirror...


Glued ribbon on the back (note: the ribbon is just a decoration. If you are doing this, you have to hang the mirror by the metal brackets on the back. You do not want objects falling on your head at night!!)


Done!


I was so excited to see the mirror, the mirror before was fine, but putting some elbow greese made it more personal. More... my style. That afternoon, I had fun putting up the mirror on our bedroom wall, accompanied by a couple dishes. (These were dallor store finds!)




I finally made some progress on my bedroom facelift. At this rate, who knows when I will post more of the bedroom make over. It could be another year or so.

I liked the mirror so much that I kept staring at it while I was folding the laundry. Because every time when I passed by the unfinished mirror I felt bad, finishing this project totally made my day.

30 comments:

Blue-K said...

Hi,
I recently stumbled upon your blog and I must say, you have a breathtaking sense of aesthetic! Your creativity seems endless! I will be following you. :)

Lee Laurie said...

I thik that your mirror loks beautiful! The plates hanging beside it look perfect there too. The quilt on your bed is so pretty. You did a great job. I'm like you...when I get a project finished, I catch myself staring at it when I walk by. It makes me feel good to finish things and get them like I want them.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

The Enchanted Mirror Shoppe said...

WOW the mirror looks awesome! And you did a great job with the vinyl/Cricut machine! I have a small Cuttlebug, it only does paper and chipboard, but I want the Cricut one day! I want to make stencils for airbrushing thru!
Anyway, great job, and love your Blog! xoxo Barbara

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Kelly Howard said...

That turned out sooo lovely! Maybe seeing that your idea was a success will give you courage to try more techy stuff! I think you are doing great!

Betty Jo said...

Your mirror makeover is beautiful and looks gorgeous on your wall! ♥

Carmen said...

It looks beautiful! I can't believe those plates came from the dollar store. I love buying mirrors. I always pick them up at thrift stores if I find them for good prices. I have several that need to be painted and hung.

Disney said...

*gasp* That is beautiful!! Ugh! I want one!! (stamps foot) I just can't get over how much I love your style. I design rooms like that in my head, but it never comes to life!
Oh, and I'm glad your daughter has Goldilicious, too! Paige loves that series.

Carol said...

I love your mirror! And the vinyl on it is perfect! I'm a little afraid of new tech. too! Stop by and visit me sometime!
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Jennifer Dawn said...

I love it! It looks great!

Kim B said...

WOW! I love it!

Jenny said...

I recently found your blog and I love it! The mirror looks stunning!

steffany said...

Very pretty, I love the little touches, the vinyl and the ribbon. Thank you for sharing.

stefanie said...

It turned out gorgeous!!!

Well Said Cards said...

beautiful!

Amanda said...

I love how this turned out, and how you arranged the wall vignette!

free indeed said...

You did a wonderful job of transforming that mirror! It has a romantic beauty about it....just perfect for the bedroom!

Diane said...

Love the mirror!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job!!!!!!!!!!

Julia from findingbeauty@home and BellePapier said...

Gorgeous mirror! And I'm so glad you got your Cricut to work! I have a Silhouette that I love. I can't wait to see what you create with it now that you've gotten started.

TheFancyFritter said...

I think it turned out great! How lovely! :)

Sherri said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for sharing all of your great ideas!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

The mirror looks great! Wow, those do not look like dollar store plates? At Which dollar store did you find them?

Sachiko said...

Pam,

I found the plates at The Dollar Tree. I think they are back east as well.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

SO beautiful!!! Look at how much you have grown in the last month!!! You've doubled your follwers. You are going to pass my by:) You ruffle shirt project I posted got featured by another blog (and linked to mine). it got a ton of hits the last two days. Anyway, you rock! I'm happy to see all the successs you are having!

A Charmed Life said...

I JUST stumbled onto your blog. I am in love! The ideas are simple and help me realize that I could do that too! Wow - thank you for sharing your ideas and talent with all of us who have to make do with just copy catting everyone else.
I love LOVE the ruffled shirt tutorial! Here is what I said about it on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. oh - this is a MUST for as soon as I get the 'other stuff' done. ;) Although, I think I'll be placing this picture up in several places around the house as inspiration to 'get to work' so I can 'get to the fun'!

Adrianna said...

I think the mirror was well worth the $29. It looks beautiful. You did a fab job!!

Danielle said...

It never ceases to amaze me how creative and wonderfully talented you are! Thanks for sharing this will us!

MithrilDreams_com said...

I made one of these when we first bought our house. It was a little ting of creativity in a long dry spell. I'm happy to report 15 years later I am more creative than ever!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh wow!!! Really cool! It looks like you bought it that way. I need some of your creativity! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

:-)

Marzia said...

meraviglioso! sei mitica.
ciaosticer
marzia

Jennifer Dawn said...

I loved this so much that I did something similar and linked back to you as my inspiration. :) Just wanted to let you know. Of course, mine doesn't look as nice.

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