A few months ago, I bought three basic, boring full length mirrors at Goodwill for $1 each! Score! My plan was to display two in June’s big new playroom to bounce the light around and was inexplicably seized by a crazy crafting bug to decorate them. I believe this bug stems from the same impulse that drove me to eat three Hershey bars for breakfast this morning.
I thought about doing something with washi tape but was put off over how expensive it is so I went with duct tape instead.
Using an exacto knife, I cut strips of various widths of gold, orange, pink and yellow duct tape and adhered them to the perimeter of the mirror.
Nothing fancy, as you can see. I wanted to keep the project super quick and easy so I left the corners bare.
For the second mirror, I bought four Sharpie paint pens in pink, yellow, orange and gold. These pens are a great invention for quickie craft projects. It’s paint. In a pen. A revelation in my world! THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES HERE!
Using a piece of cardboard, I cut out triangle shapes and traced the shape all over the perimeter. I used one stencil for each pen so the colors wouldn’t bleed and get muddy.
You can see my handiwork is a little less than precise.
I won’t be showing up on the DIY Network anytime soon. Okay, maybe as some schmuck in dire need of help.
This project took awhile so I spread it out over a few evenings after June went to bed.
Finito! Now I have two wild and whimsical mirrors for her bedroom! I can’t decide where to put them. I’m thinking they’ll remain propped against this wall until, oh, 2015 when I finally figure out a plan for her bedroom. One thing at a time, right?
But I’m hoping looking at these mirrors everyday will inspire me to be creative with her space. Here, June photo bombs my big belly shot.