The mirror was supposed to swivel on the 2 posts.
Pieces and Parts
My sister bought - what was supposed to be- an antique wash stand. It actually was a poor knock off made in China. It was falling apart. She ended up throwing most of it away. She only saved the small mirror and the 2 side spindles. Then she gave them to me saying, ‘maybe you can do something with these. ‘
So- decided to paint it first.
Sanding -ugh! Hate it! But oh well, it’s part of the process. Fortunately, this was a smaller project so, not so bad.
So, I’m sorta a hoarder. I say sorta because I’m not the kind u see on t.v. walking through trash. I’m the kind that has always has paint stashes or project pieces because one day I will need them . With that said, I have an abundance of paint. So, what kind of paint did you use, you say? IDK, it was in the stash!
Went to my shop, found a board that would be pretty perfect for a shelf. Painted the board with the same paint as the mirror and spindles. Attached the spindles to the board. They had screws on the ends. Drilled a small hole in board where the spindles would go. Then put wood glue on the ends and screwed it in the board. After drying, touched up the paint and added a wooden appliqué. I found these at a flea market several years ago for a dollar each! Saved them for future use. Painted it the same color as the rest of the piece.
Made a nice shelf!
I think it turned out great. My Sister was very happy she saved the pieces!
One person’s trash.......
- Paint (My stash)
- Appliqué (Flea market)