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4.05.2018

Mirror, Mirror... Not at All!

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a number of years ago, i found this mirror frame in a thrift store...
it had been separated from the dresser it belonged to, and the mirror glass was missing,
so it was basically just an empty frame. a beautiful empty frame!
i couldn't pass up the $2 price tag, so i took it home...
and with a few easy steps and one super-cheap secret, it became what you see here:
a lovely framed bulletin board!

i made and sold that bulletin board as shown above, without a dresser.
to give you an idea of what it would look like if you did this to a mirror frame WITH a dresser:
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DISCLAIMER: these are not my dressers. these are not my photos, either - they were on a defunct sales site.
i've edited them to add
a burlap-covered bulletin board to the mirror frames to illustrate my idea.

ok, wanna' know my secret?
i use large acoustic ceiling tiles as bulletin boards!

* they are inexpensive, and their white color works behind any fabric OR can be painted.
* they are lightweight and easy to work with - just cut with an electric knife!
* they come in large rectangular sizes, so they'll fit just about any frame -
a dresser mirror, like this, or a door with a window opening, or a window frame.
and get some tips for making your own version of this project!

shared online:

funky junk interiors | diy salvaged junk projects #422

yesterday on tuesday |  project inspire{d} #268
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4 comments:

  1. Love this idea! Years ago I got a beautifully framed mirror that got cracked. Now I can salvage the frame and do this. Thx!

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    1. YAY!!! Miss Ann, this is exactly what i hoped to hear from someone - i love helping others see possibilities for using what they already have! thank you so much for commenting, and when you finish your project, share a pic on the homewardFOUND facebook page!

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  2. What a great idea! I'm kicking myself for tossing the standing floor length mirror I found on a curb. The mirror was gone but I thought it would be useful for something...just never came up with an idea. Just love this!

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    1. oh no!!!!! that would be an AWESOME project, Miss Audra - I hope you can find another one so you can try this! thank you so much for visiting & commenting.

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