Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall…

November 23, 2010  —  Written by Julia 

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Where to start, where TO staRT!?  I have had a busy day.  I got done lots of laundry today.  That’s about it…sooo… … just kidding.  :)  I hammered out those bedroom mirrors…literally, well almost…there was a moment I WANTED to take a hammer to them.  I totally messed them up at first:

I went with metallic silver paint.  ??  Here was my reasoning:  I asked Chris what color he would choose and he said “Nothing too girly, like bright pink and no bright yellow.”  So I took that as nothing girly and nothing childish–because is bright yellow girly?  So I went with something more…manly?  And I just kept having flashbacks to that hideous chrome lamp.  It was feeling cold and not bedroom-y.  Maybe for a different place.  I continued the painting process until another idea hit–luckily, it came (the idea that is)!  Maybe it came from thinking about that lamp, but I remembered about all of the extra fabric I had.  *light bulb goes off–now!*

I measured out 12 strips (the width of a credit card was perfect) to fit the 4 sides of my 3 mirrors.  (4×3=12 wink).  After I cut them, the edges were not presentable.  And I didn’t leave much room for hemming–not to mention I did NOT want to break out the hem tape again.  So, how to hide edges without hemming?

I hot-glued the edge of the mirror (right outside of the beveled edge to keep some silver peeking through), then I placed the fabric upside down on the glue.  The patterned side will be laying on the mirror.  

So, when you pull it back, the rough edges are hidden!  You can also see that I layered the strips so that they alternate overlapping.  
I glued it tightly to the back, and wrapped the corners like presents…I guess I am getting in the Christmas spirit.
Voila!  I love the layered patterns going on and I feel like the mirrors have gotten a second life…err third life.  Does that classify me as “Green”?

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