This by far was one of my favorite challenges. I love looking around the home improvement store for interesting objects, there are so many neat things to see.
When I come across something I've never seen before, I think to myself, what could I make out of this?
So, as I was wandering endlessly through Lowe's, I came across 6 inch square galvanized pieces in the cement block section, also known as cavity caps.
Cavity caps lock firmly between concrete block cells to stop mortar infiltration. Who knew?
When I picked them up, I knew I could think of something to make with them.
I wanted to mimic the look of old tin ceiling tile and I thought a mirror would fit that style perfectly.
I'm all about making things inexpensively. Call me cheap or thrifty, but it's all about saving money to me.
I painted, distressed and aged each cavity cap. I built a wood frame using scrap MDF and use some trim for the inside and outside edge.
The entire project used a total of 12 cavity caps making the frame about 25.5 inches square. I love the look of it so much, I plan on making another one for my porch.
(FYI- you can find the cavity caps and Lowe's and Home Depot stores).
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