Monday, August 16, 2010

It only took six years...

I am on such a roll with the practically free projects in my house!  This next one is a mirror that I refinished for Dolly's room.  It's been in her closet since we moved...and that was six years ago! Every once in a while she'd ask if we (I) could do something with it and hang it in her room.  When we had our painting marathon, the time was right.





Oh you know that I made sure that at least the floor was uncluttered and vacuumed before I took this picture! The mirror is not very exciting is it? 





Much improved?  I used the leftover paint from her accent wall.  Next, I took a sanding block and distressed the edges and corners.  I used a block stamp and timber brown StazOn ink to put random images all over the frame.  I didn't re-ink every time I stamped...I thought it gave it an interesting look.


After I let it dry for a few minutes (toughest few minutes of my day), I took my sanding block and distressed the parts I stamped to rough them up.  I finished up with  my trusty One Step Crackle, and hung that baby on the wall.






Here is a close up of a corner so you can see the detail...Think I need to scrape the mirror a bit more?



Remember these? I thought I bring them back out so you could see some of the elements on the same page.  Thanks for joining me again!





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18 comments:

  1. Hi! I love this. :)

    I'm sorry it took me so long to follow back. I haven't been online in a while.

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  2. I love the new color of the mirror, Christine! Don't you just love those free projects! I have things I've been meaning to get to for years, too! Now I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one who does that :)

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  3. Hi! I am hopping over to follow you from Follow Me Back Tuesday. You have a nice looking blog. Happy Tuesday!

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  4. I love seeing all the pieces together, it shows what a great job you did making everything coordinate!

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  5. I love the mirror! It is very cute! Don't you just love the days when you finally get those things in your closet that you were always planning on doing something with done!

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  6. Great job. I love the stamping. I also love that you have my button posted! :)

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  7. Following you back. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That mirror ended up awesome. I have tons of frames and think i should start working on them too. Thanks for inspiring me. Happy Tuesday!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your project at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  10. I'm totally lovin' the free projects over here as well. Great job on the mirror=)

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  11. Looks great! I like the detail on the mirror.

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  12. The mirror looks great!! Love the stamping you did - was it difficult getting a clean stamp on the uneven surface?

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  13. You rock I love the stamping. Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

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  14. I LOVE this. The stamping is awesome! I'm your newest follower!!! :)

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  15. Hi Christine! I found your site off of Today’s Creative Blog! I love your craft! You are so talented! I just signed up to be your 166th follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at http://www.modernfamilymagazine.com

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  16. Hi! I am hopping over to follow you from Follow Me Back Tuesday. You have a nice looking blog. Happy Tuesday!

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