Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Broken mirrors and upcycled frames.

Do you have that pile of crap in your garage that you say you'll get around to?
me too! 
This is the story of one of those piles.

I bought this window mirror at a garage sale 3 months ago, it was stripped and I re-painted it to white, I finally got around to scraping the paint off of the mirror and all I have to do is have the hubby hang it 
( he feels that he needs to hang it for me, heck its one less thing I have to do!)
This brown long mirror was broken from me moving it here 10 months ago. its been in the I'll do something with it pile. I finally did do something with it!!

 I started by taking the cheap frame off of the mirror.
Then I took a glass cutter and scored the glass and broke it. 
I mean I BROKE IT again,
so after repeating that a few more times I ended up with a 2 foot long mirror!

After I swept up the glass I took some of the free molding I picked out of the trash at menards and measured it and cut a frame with my awesome mitre saw!!

 I made sure I had a perfect fit and then sprayed the molding.

 I love this color but with the white I had to make sure I got all of the edges!

After the paint was dry I glued the frame together with some straps to make sure the corners were tight!

Here is the final mirror! Gorgeous from something so hideous!

Next in the pile was photo frames from my dad!
I took out the glass and backings...

Laid them with all the other stuff to be painted...

And painted them!

Seriously it is that easy!
The worst part is waiting for the paint to dry or trying to decide what to print and put in them!
Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Wow, you really jumped in there and got a lot done. I'm impressed by what you did with the broken mirror, great upcycle! And isn't spray painting fun?! I'm visiting from Sew Many Ways, thanks for sharing over there!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  2. So beautiful!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-8.html