Thursday, August 20, 2009

Treasuring my Trash

My father in law often brings me treasure that others have considered trash! Sometimes, I have to agree with the others. But, every now and then, he brings me something I LOVE.

Several months ago, he brought me a HUGE mirror with a butt ugly frame. I loved the size of the mirror and the chunkiness of the frame; and, I knew with a little spray paint, it would make a fine addition to my dining area.

I painted it right away. Then I waited on the husband to hang it. It weighs about 5 tons. I waited awhile.

Finally, it was on the wall and to my horror, it was terribly SCRATCHED...deep, ugly scratches that could not be hidden. Or could they?I just used an overhead projector to enlarge a "P" that I liked. Then I traced it onto poster board, cut it out, stuck it to the mirror, and used frosted glass spray paint!

It has a couple of spots that need to be retouched, but I really, really love the way it turned out.

**Updated to add: if you like DIY projects as much as I, and you want to get inspired to do things you never knew you wanted to do, gohere to check out Kimba's DIY party!!**


  1. Oooooo - I love it. And maybe it would help to hide a double chin too, right?

  2. Great idea!

    I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

  3. Shellee thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your mirror...way to have a vision.