Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mirror


I recently took on a project that took me a few months to complete.  I might have taken on a little more than I bargained for, but I did get it finished.  Remember the mirrors I posted about that I liked?  I thought I would give it a try to make one similar to the one I really liked.
I went shopping for mirrors.  If you have a mirror that you can reuse definitely use it because mirrors are expensive. I was particular on the size and shape, but I did find one on sale.  When I purchased the mirror it was a black frame and I wanted white so I taped off the mirror and spray painted the frame. Next I used clay to form the petal looking shapes. It was an air dry clay, so I let them dry in place.


Once they were dry I painted them white and added a silver color to the edges.  I finished it off with a high gloss glaze.  Once everything dried I was ready to glue the pieces on.  I used super glue to attach them to the frame.  I probably could have used a different glue, but I wanted to get them glued on pretty fast.  This mirror has been occupying my dining room table for a couple months now and I was ready to get it off ASAP.  Now it is complete and hanging in my entryway. Now I just need to paint my wall another color so the mirror can be highlighted.



9 comments:

  1. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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  2. That's CLAY???!!! Fantastic....what a lovely piece of work.

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  3. That is just a beautiful result. What a great DIY project!

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  4. A few years ago, I had a mirror like this with flowers on it. Although I loved it, at the time I didn't really have a place for it and sold it in a yard sale. Been kicking myself ever since.

    Your mirror looks very much like the one I sold, and it's very pretty! You are a patient person to spends months on this. I probably would have gotten bored, so good for you for following through with the project.

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  5. Wow, that is beautiful. Really nice Nikki.

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  6. You did such a lovely job on this mirror!! I wanted to let you know that I featured this project on my blog!! Here is the link to my post: http://www.marvelouslymessy.com/2011/07/marvelous-mess-23.html

    Feel free to grab a "featured" button and flaunt it accordingly!! :-)
    Thanks so much for linking up to my party....this weeks party has started, I'd love for you to join up again!!

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  7. Great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/clay-flower-mirror/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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