Hey Renters! Or homeowners who change their minds a lot (shout out). Or remodelers on a budget. You’ve seen gorgeous photos of beautiful bathroom mirrors with fancy frames, right? And you want one, right? But you can’t afford to take down that builder-grade mirror and replace it with one that costs more than a year’s worth of electric bills? I feel you. My bathroom has a giant, cheap-o, plain jane mirror just stuck on the wall like the builder spent his last dollar of the budget at McDonalds on a big mac.
Like most homes, I have this plain builder's grade vanity mirror. I really really dislike it but taking it out and replacing it with two different mirrors seem like too much work...mostly the taking it out part. I could have frame it with moldings like most people do but that's no fun for me. So here is the before.
You know those full-length, back-of-the-door mirrors everyone seems to have owned during the College years? Well, those $2 mirrors can be completely transformed into a much more sophisticated look with a little washi tape! This fretwork mirror will give that inexpensive mirror a complete makeover!
Is Halloween a big thing for you? I would love to create a truly spooky scene in our garden but when there are little people living in your street it's probably not a good idea. I would hate to be the cause of them having nightmares. So we usually decorate on a small scale. This year we created a this little Halloween love story..........
As we are re-siding our house from a pale yellow vinyl siding to a new "greige" (gray with brown tint) something had to be done to update or hide the utility meter.Repurposing old vinyl shutters, the eyesore actually became a deck focal point.All I had to buy was paint and hardware!
Our church has a Trunk or Treat every year for the kids on Halloween and last year I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, since it's one of my favorite movies. I DIY'ed most of the decor using dollar store items.
Hello everyone! So, there was a beautiful mirror wall art at Pier 1 imports, that I liked so much, but I didn’t want to pay for the pricetag of what it was going for, so I decided to create my own mirror art using a beautiful doormat!! It turned out so beautiful! Here is how I achieved my beautiful art mirror:
My studio is being transformed into dance space as well as a place for making art. I covered half of the walls with mirrors and painted my funky splattered walls a neutral grey. I found cast-iron grates to replace flimsy heating panels and it's all tying together nicely, more neatly. Now I have some detailing to do. I want some of the jazz back. You can watch how I'm doing it with my personal style.
We all know how awesome live edge furniture looks. Sadly everything comes at a cost, and since I make a lot of stuff I need to watch my budget. Though this may not be a true live edge, with a little creativity you can create an awesome faux live edge piece. Even if you don’t need a mirror this faux live edge concept can be applied to almost any project you would like to make. If you follow me you know I have a thing for LED's, so if it’s not your thing you can look past that.I used pine lumber and shaped it to have a natural look. Then, added an inexpensive mirror and added LED's to give a nice glow. This could be floor standing or wall mounted mirror. Lastly, I used a plug in smart outlet that can be controlled via WIFI.
I had this empty wall in my living room that needed something large to fill the space. The only thing I had was a mirror - but I didn't want a mirror on this wall.
Instead, I used a technique for creating mercury glass on the mirror to give it an antiqued look.
The supply list and further details are on my blog.
I think everyone I know has one of these plain wardrobe mirrors in their home. I've seen lots of cute mirror makeover's on Hometalk and thought I'd spruce up mine. Anything would look better than how it does now!
I have been looking to buy a full size mirror for my room for such a long time. However, every time I find the one that I am exited about, the price and I don't seem to agree with each other So as a Do It Yourself person I decided to make one for myself with a fraction of the store price. Here is how I did it... No power tools necessary, if you can glue then you CAN do this DIY! see it for yourself...Materials You will need
We begin with choosing a 12" X 12" Template that would be used for stenciling. So it has already had the pattern cut out of it where your Etching Cream will go through it onto each of the 9 mirror squares that you'll be using to make the window panes. You lay the stencil on top of the mirror square, tape it (using regular masking tape) to the counter or the mirror square to be sure it does not move. You then use a paint brush and spread lots of the Armour Etching cream on all the empty spaces on the template. After about 5-10 minutes, the etching is complete. You can use a spatula and scrape the etching cream off as best you can and put it back into the bottle. You won't be able to get it all because it will have dried on. (But the etching cream is reuseable. Just shake the bottle to mix the old with the new.) You now remove the template and wash it off thoroughly with water, dry it and set it aside. Now you wash all the remaining etching cream off of the mirror square, and dry it and set it aside. You have your designed window pane.
Turn an old window and some tin cans into a gorgeous herb garden for your backyard. Not only does the upcycled window herb planter looks fantastic in my little garden but it's really practical, as I now have my own little herb garden. The herbs are in portable upcycled tin can planters, that can be easily taken into the kitchen when needed. I decided to use old tin cans as planters as I had lot of success with the colourful tin can planter (click here to see) I made last year. />
This DIY upcycled white mirror frame is a quick and easy makeover that you can complete in just a weekend!