Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend Project

So I've had this antique mahogany mirror for about 15 years. It was free, and while it had been stripped of its paint and nicely refinished, the mirror itself had some damaged spots and it was entirely too dark for use our new house. Based on those facts, I decided it wouldn't be a sin to paint and use some hot glue on the thing. Here it is after 3 coats of primer

And here are some after shots, with it hanging over my fireplace in our living room. Sorry I wasn't better about taking "in process" photos!

I did it using white/pearl seashells, starfish, sand dollars, sea glass and beach pottery. It measures 3 feet wide, 2 1/2 feet tall and 4 inches thick.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

What a great mirror for your mantle. When I read you were going to paint it and glue it, I thought "Eeeek"..until I saw the final product. Terrific job!

Tara Beaulieu said...

LOL! Like I said, I didn't stress about painting it because it was a freebie 15 years ago left by the previous tenant of the house I lived in and we just bought our current house, so I know we're going to be here a long while and it is just TOO dark for this little place.

In my mind if it was of no use to me as it was, it was pointless keeping it natural wood.

Glad you like the finished product. Thanks for the compliment! :)

Maggie said...

Looks great! I think you are right to paint it, it was just being wasted clutter in its old form.

Lynne said...

It's really very pretty! It compliments your mantle very nicely.

yoon see said...

It's so beautiful!
Well done and great effort.
Keep it up:)