Well, I finally have my first project of the year done! I actually started it in the fall but had not had time to finish it until now.
I started off with this 36" round convex safety mirror that I found a favorite junk spot for $20. You know the kind I'm talking about, right? The ones that hang in the corners of stores to make sure no one is stealing anything.
It was really dirty and had a large metal mounting bracket on the back. It was a bit of quandary to figure out how to detach it.
I had to take off the trim around the mirror, separate the mirror from the backing, and then remove the bolts for the bracket from the inside.
While it was disassembled, I gave the trim and the brackets that hold the trim a coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
If you'd like the full details on the tutorial, I'll be posting my tutorial at The DIY Club! When it was done, it looked like this...
Then I hung the mirror in the guest room. I replaced the printer's tray mirror, which was previously repurposed as a photo display, with the convex mirror...
I like how the shape of the mirror repeats the shape of the vintage Rand McNally globe and its base.
The cloudless sky made the room bright with light through the window sheers.
Some of my favorite things in this room are the industrial stools used as side tables.
They frame my favorite find of all time...the vintage greyhound bus sign.
Well, that is officially my first project of 2012! Do you have your projects ready for the 2012 1st Project of the Year Party? You can win over $100 in prizes and/or a feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine! Click here for all the details. The party is open January 12-31, 2012.
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