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!
The mirror has been leaning against the furnace in mom’s mechanical room forEVER, and I framed it using all leftovers from several projects.
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!
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