Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stick Mirror under $25.00

I’m redoing my Mom’s house in a neutral beachy d├ęcor. Because I’m working with a small budget I will be making some items and this is one of them I wanted to show you.
She needed a focal point over the fireplace, so this is what I came up with. Most everything was purchased at the craft store with a little vintage thrown in. 

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I purchased these bleached sticks at save-on-crafts for only $3.99 a bundle, I ended up using 4 bundles 
total. 

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These wood rounds were only a few dollars, 1 large and 3 small.

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I glued them together using wood glue, and found my center point. Then I cut the wood stick to 11 inches in length and started gluing. I made one pass all the way around and then filled in any bare areas until the entire base was covered. 



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Now comes the vintage, I had this solid wood bowl on a pedestal that had seen better days. 

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I unscrewed the bowl from the pedestal base and painted it a grey color and distressed it heavily. Then I screwed the painted wood bowl to the stick base and glued on an expensive beveled mirror, also found at the craft store. 

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I added wood pedestals to the shells to give them more presence. These are the pedestal bases left over from the wood bowl I used.


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Pair of shell book page prints I made. 



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An easy and inexpensive mirror project for under $25.00









12 comments:

  1. Great project. I love the finished look.

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  2. I like the bases for the shells, it does give them more panache. I have a conch that will benefit from your idea, thanks!

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  3. What a nice daughter you are! The room is coming together nicely!

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  4. What a great project. It is coming together beautifully and that clock is awesome. xo Diana

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  5. That is so cool! I might have to try that - thanks for the lesson!
    ~Sarah

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  6. Love the mirror...thanks for the tutorial!!
    So cool!
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  7. Oh do I love this. I can see one made of fan corals as well. So organic.

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  8. You totally succeeded in creating classy beachy decor here! I love the stick mirror. The frame made of that plate is so perfect, and the crowning touch is the grassy sticks. Love it! My other favorite is the shell prints. Do you just print on an old page, or do you scan it and do it all as one thing? Whichever, they are beautiful. I think I'll try it!
    Thanks for being so inspiring!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. Just found your blog. Love this project! New Follower.

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