I’d kind of forgotten to show you the end of this project—ooops!
It’s been busy and crazy and—itchy.
I’m finishing work on a few things for the antique mall and finally got some pictures of my SCRAP WOOD MIRROR before loading the car.
Yes~I’d LUV to show it to you through pretty, staged pics, or at least wait till it’s hanging nicely in my space, but -eh- such is life. Next time!
This is what I last shared with you. . .
the frame built and mirror inset.
I filled the center frame with end cuts of pine bead board.
◊ After cutting and dry-fitting all the pieces, I numbered the back of each piece and a few spots on the board to place them back in the same spots.
◊ Then I did a RANDOM color – SLOPPY paint job. That was fun!
◊ I did NOT let them dry fully before sanding,
◊ then glued them back in place.
I forgot to mention that I clear-coated the raw wood frame before gluing the “blocks” in place. Then—
◊ I dry-brushed that off white (used on some of the pieces) across all the pieces to tone down the colors.
◊ To gain more “texture & age” I used my heat gun to melt one section at a time, then scraped at the paint with a razor blade—slow-going but worth it.
◊ And finally—I waxed everything. First with Clear Wax and then with a little Liming Wax (just to tone it all down slightly more).
I added some ¼” quarter-round to trim the inside edges and lastly,
I added large, vintage hall tree coat hooks.
I thought it might make a nice Entry Mirror!