My Mirror Got a Face Lift
I was tired of looking at this boring old mirror, and since I didn't have the money or the tools to make a frame for it, I wanted to do something different to it. I have plenty of glass gems left over from other projects so I thought I would make a frame out of glass gems.
Boring old builders grade mirror. Gave it a good cleaning before starting.
I wasn't sure how many rows I was going to do until I started gluing them, that's when I decide that 3 rows would be just right. So I started gluing the bottom rows first then worked my way up the sides. This was a little time consuming because I found out that if I glued more than 6 gems at a time they would start sliding down and falling off, since I didn't have any painters tape to hold them in place.
After I did both sides then it was time to do the top. I had to find something that I could stick to the mirror to hold up the gems but wouldn't fall off and wouldn't leave any marks on the mirror. I went searching in my garage for anything that I thought would work, and what I found was a roll of weatherstripping. It was sticky on both sides but I only needed it to stick to the mirror long enough for the glue to dry and the gems to stay in place. It worked like a charm, it didn't mark up the mirror and held all the gems in place. I love how it turned out and the next project will be painting the vanity white, and probably repainting the walls.
- Glass gems (Michaels, Walmart)
- E6000 glue (Michaels)
Published February 9th, 2017 2:18 PM
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