Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Textured Wallpaper Mirror

I love making something from nothing and this is a great example.

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The frame to this mirror came out of a packing box for furniture. I think it’s purpose is to support the cardboard box to keep the furniture inside from being damaged.

I picked it out of the trash pile at a local furniture store. It’s made of MDF and all I had to do is remove the center piece of wood that was attached to the frame.

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I had leftover textured wallpaper and thought it would make a great faux tin looking mirror.

I lightly wet the wallpaper just as I would as if I was hanging it on the wall but  also applied white glue to the frame, MDF can soak up materials like I sponge I thought it was important to add this step. I carefully applied the paper, trimmed  it up  and once dry, painted it. I used several different colors to add depth and applied an antique glaze to age it up. 

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20 comments:

  1. Love the colors you chose. Don't you just love the textured wallpaper. I recently did the ceiling in my studio powder room. Was trying to decide what to do with the leftovers.

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  2. Very thrifty and I love the color, but I'm a sucker for aqua and turquoise too! Beautiful job.

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  3. Love it! 'Course I love everything you do over here....

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  4. Wonderful!

    And I'm loving the visual of you picking trash out of a furniture store's dumpster ...! :)

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  5. Looking good here...what an awesome idea! Dumpster diving ROCKS!!! Hope you have a FUN day!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. It was in a trash pile next to the store, not the dumpster, lol :)

    Not that I wouldn't dumpster dive, but it would need to be a really really good find for me to do that!

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  7. What a great idea & use of textured wallpaper. This turned out gorgeous!!

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  8. Extremely beautiful!!!!
    I love the texture and the color is divine!!

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  9. What a find! And fantastic job giving it new life. It makes a much better mirror! Beautiful!

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  10. I love that you used something that would have ended up in the landfill and repurposed it into something beautiful for your home. I'm always learning something new from you.

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  11. It looks absolutely lovely! Your home and style are so pretty. I always enjoy seeing what you have each day.

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  12. Pretty mirror, I love the calm colors! Thanks you are such a clever and talented lady.

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  13. Mirror looks like a hundred bucks. Very creative.

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  14. Nice job. The mirror is gorgeous. I LOVE it when people take trash and make it functional and pretty.

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  15. I love your decor...very unique. Just stumbled on your blog tonight and I'm sure it will become one of my favorites!

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  16. Love the color! I have a roll of that textured wallpaper, too, and find new uses for it every day! I'll be so sad when it's gone...
    thanks for linking up, is it okay if I share your project as one of my faves?

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  17. What a great resource!

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