It has been almost a year since I made this frame.
I made it because I got a free mirror with a tiny cheap-o frame off the side of the road one day. Yes, it was drive by, spot it in the trash, U-turn, and throw it in the back kind of deal, and I have been LOVING it in my closet, except for the ugly frame....
So genius that I am I broke the mirror as I was attaching it to the frame.
When I removed the cheap frame the back of the mirror had a strong heavy paper backing with about a 1/2 inch overlap. And I thought my crappy staple gun would do the trick. Well it might have if I had better aim, because it is the kind you have to pound like a hammer, and.....you guessed it, on the second staple...Crack! Ugh!!!!! I was so Mad! This is when I realized that I should have used something smart like liquid nails. All I can say is LEARN from my mistakes, don't repeat them.
Let's back up a bit, this is the back of the old fence wood frame.
And why the black on the edges? Well that is so that you don't see the wood in the mirror, and it works. I just used a craft brush and black craft paint around all the inside edges.
Now back to the mirror.
I am so CHEAP, I couldn't
Anyway, I finally got another one for free, by chance when I went to check out a craigslist add that was a driveway full of free stuff. (I scored some other goodies too...)
I was stoked, and now, only 3 or 4 months later, I am getting around to putting them together....the right way this time!
When done drilling I replaced the mirror and clips and screwed them on. I also hammered in a large picture hanger, it might be smart to do this before you add the mirror...just in case. =)
Have you ever framed a mirror? I love fun rustic frames...and mirrors!
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The Shabby Nest, My Romantic Home, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Dear Creatives
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