Wednesday, August 10, 2011

“That’s Dirty!” {But Beautiful}

A couple of months ago I made this mirror to hang up in my daughters’ shared bedroom.

Beautiful-Mirror-Finished

Yes, the mirror is acid-washed. Remember when Mandi of Vintage Revivals submitted her wall of mirrors for Round 2 in “Crafting with the Stars”? That’s when I first saw one of these mirrors.

 

Then Amy of The Idea Room made this acid-washed mirror for her daughter’s room with the quote “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” on it, and I LOVED it! So much that I wanted it for my girls as well. It’s such a great quote for my daughters to see every day.

 

First I found this mirror at my local thrift store for $2.00.

Thrift-Store-Mirror

Then I followed Mandi’s tutorial to acid-wash the mirror. Super easy to follow along and the entire thing only took about 15 minutes.

 

Next up I used spray adhesive and glued some fabric to the back of the mirror so it would show through.

 

Last I used my Silhouette to cut some vinyl with my quote.

Mirror-with-vinyl-and-fabric

I found an ornate frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and used Valspar Gloss Exotic Sea Spray Paint that was leftover from the chandelier makeover.

Painted-frame-valspar-exotic-sea

The final step was applying some E6000 to the inside of the frame to glue the mirror in place.

Mirror-inside-frame

And now it hangs nicely in my daughters’ room.

Acid-Mirror-straight-on

My 4-year old told me “the mirror was dirty and we needed to clean it.”

Acid-Mirror-angled

4 comments:

  1. That turned out beautifully. I love it.

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  2. Love it!
    And having all girls I think this is a great quote for them to read often :)
    xoxo

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  3. It turned out just gorgeous! So cute that she thought it was dirty. LOL!

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