Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Convex Mirror DIY

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!! Today I have a quick and easy DIY for you. 


I had a pair of small convex mirrors forever. I found them at a thrift shop back in college for $1 each- thinking one day I'd make some sort of frame for them I bought them. But inspiration never came. They sat in my craft box for years.


Then I saw this from Worthing Court Blog



So Simple! So Stylish! So Easy! Why didn't I think of this?


I went to Lowe's and found the ceiling medallions I needed. I bought 2 small ones for $7 each instead of the large.



Once I opened my ceiling medallion I realized my mirror was to small for the hole, so I decided to cut a piece of fiber board (Lying around from another project I have yet to start.) using my jig saw and use it as a backing to glue my mirror to. I traced the size of the circle then cut it out a little bit larger than my pen mark so I'd be able to glue it to the back of the medallion.



I didn't mind that it wasn't cut perfectly since I was glueing it to the back of the medallion.

Once it was cut out I glued it on to the back using Gorilla Glue for wood, stone, and metal and let it dry. 



Once that had dried I use a semi gloss white spray paint to paint the whole thing. Though I did learn not to leave my projects lying around or else some one (The Con-Man...) will come by and step right on top of it. Oops... had to do this one all over again!



The final step was gluing my mirrors onto the medallion using the same super glue and done! My mirrors were not the same truck mirrors as in my inspiration project; they had flat backs so there was no prep work to be done. Lucky me!


I hung them in our bedroom. 




I'm glad I finally was able to use these mirrors I've been carting around with me. Do you buy materials for projects and don't always get started on them right away?

6 comments:

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

That looks so cool! I really like those!

Courtney said...

They look awesome Rachelle!! You are queen of the power tools...I am yet to pick up a jigsaw!!
And of course I have stuff packed away for projects that I'm yet to start, and they may or may not have been there for a couple years ;-)

Courtney said...

They look awesome Rachelle!! You are queen of the power tools...I am yet to pick up a jigsaw!!
And of course I have stuff packed away for projects that I'm yet to start, and they may or may not have been there for a couple years ;-)

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my how perfect!! lucky you saved them!!

twelve-O-eight said...

These are really pretty, and soooo creative, love it!

Tanya

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