Making a mirror from 2 leaded glass cabinet doors.
It’s been sO crazy-busy, and I needed to hustle to get some stuff in my store space–so I don’t have many pics to share~sorry. But, here’s the technique I used to create THIS mirror. . .
1st~I found a french script graphic that I liked from the Graphics Fairy -bUt- since I have nOt mastered the art of transferring, I figured out a different trick. I printed the image in reverse on some plastic-wrapped paper—which acted like a stamp on the back side of the glass.
2nd~I misted some rubbing alcohol over the glass. Before it could dry/evaporate, I began spraying the silvering paint—and alternated spritzing a little rubbing alcohol, and more silvering paint until I got the layered effect I liked. *FYI~the rubbing alcohol distresses, and, acts a lot like an oxidizing agent with the silvering paint.
And then, just to mess it up a bit, I sprayed the smallest amount of gold gilding paint into a few areas—they react like oil and water, so it “curdled” giving odd “voids” to layer in more silvering paint.
Moving on to the cabinet door frames. I ran the doors through the table saw to cut away the OBvious cabinet door profile, and cut the new center styles to equal the width of the outside styles.
Next, I ripped some wood to wrap and frame the two parts together as one, and added a flea market find to the top! Then it was just a matter of painting and you can see the end result below, and how it looks hanging in my space for sale above!
~click on the pictures to see the effects much closer up!
Making some shelves from suitcases.
Okay–so you can see that I made some of Korrie’s suitcase shelves too! (Apparently she got the idea from FLEA MARKET magazine!) I have been wanting to do this ever since I saw her’s ’cause it’s just such a fabUlous idea!
I found the best way to cut the luggage was by using my OSCILLATING SAW. It cuts through aLL kinds of mediums without much trouble, and is easy to use and control!
After I cut them up, I decided to keep the “bottoms” after all, and do something with them down the road! MAYbe something as obvious as magazine holders~but mAYbe something mOre creative! Stay tuned!
I ripped a plank of wood to “plug” the cut opening, but I also cut some contoured wood (and attached it to the plank) to support the now vulnerable interior of the suitcase. I drilled KEYHOLES in the board to receive screws or nails in the wall for simple hanging. OH–btw–I gave my shelves a little more depth at 8″ and 9″.
This sort of looks like a “travel” wall, huh?! ; D
Part 2 tomorrow.
I’m sharing my MIRROR project at this FABulous linky party!
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