I swear sometimes I think things are just sitting at the thrift store waiting for me to come pick them up! I have had in my mind for a while now that I wanted to do a knock-off version of Ballard’s Garden District Mirrors.
I thought I could get a few of those closet door mirrors and jazz them up with some bronze-colored vinyl to look like the metal embellishment on the mirrors. Looks like I won’t have to go that route. Just sitting on the shelf at Goodwill, waiting for me to find them were these:
I mean, I couldn’t believe it. I saw the first one, and then noticed another behind it. And then, could it be? A third one to match? And for how much? 3 bucks a piece??? Needless to say, I was more than a little excited to get these babies home and get to work!
First, I removed the mirrors from the frames. The metal scrolly pieces were screwed in with tiny screws. They popped right out.
I sanded down the frames and applied several coats of Heirloom white.
Once they were dry, I took a sanding block (left over from the sheetrock nightmare) and lightly sanded the edges to give them a distressed look.
Here is the final product:
Ballard’s version: $300
My version: $10
Hope everyone’s having a great week!
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