For the winter, I really wanted a mercury glass or antiqued mirror for our mantle, but I couldn’t find any in a wood frame that I liked, in the size that I wanted. A few quick searches online yielded plenty of DIYs that were just the solution I needed! We used the method provided by Rustoleum.
Here’s how we made our mirror:
We bought a clear pane of glass from the hardware store– they have a few size options, and luckily one fit the bill.
Spraypaint your pane of clear glass with Rustoleum Mirror Effect.
When the paint is still wet, use a spray bottle to spritz vinegar onto the glass. Spray where/how much you’d like.
Blot with paper towel. Continue these steps until it is antiqued to your liking.
When dry, spraypaint with a darker color (this way the distressed parts show through darker on the front side of the mirror.) We used a brown that we had on hand.
For the frame, we simply cut pine boards to size. We created a bevel so the mirror would fit snugly inside the notch and used mirror clips to secure everything in place.
We used the Kreg Jig and wood glue to attach the boards.
Use any stain you’d like to finish it off- we used a mix of Early American and Provincial because we had some from previous projects.
I love how my magnolia leaf looks hanging on the mirror!
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Katie made these cute cork wine glass charms for her girlfriend’s bachelorette party. The girls in this Bahelorette Party headed to Frederick, Maryland for a Frederick Wine Trail Party.
These cork wine glass charms were the perfect little favor (and useful) gift. Follow the pictures below for an easy tutorial.
Materials for the cork wine glass charms:
Step 1: Slice the corks
Step 2: Sand the corks
Step 3: Insert hook into cork
Step 4: Paint
Step 5: Add charms
Pretty easy, and pretty perfect for any occasion (including a bachelorette party to a vineyard or winery).
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I sure love Yard Sale season. Remember when Grace and I scored some seriously awesome finds at some yard sales in last fall (if not, check it
One of my favorite finds from the fall was this tiki bar that Grace spotted on a Facebook Yard Sale site.
Can’t you see the potential in this Tiki Bar?
After some friendly bartering and negotiating, Grace and I shoved it in the back of my car, and off we drove (slowly, because that sucker was hanging out).
What you’ll soon find out is that spray paint and I have an intense relationship full of love and admiration.
Spray Paint– it’s pretty amazing.
Check out how some spray paint updated this tiki bar, and now it is ready for outside hangouts!
Anyone out there have some great before and after spray paint stories? If so, we would love to hear about them.
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