Monday, May 10, 2010

What Five Bucks Will Get You

You might not know this about me yet, but I have a secret obsession with paint.  I've brought home so many devastatingly, ugly pieces.  When we first got married, I'm sure my husband thought I was loony.  He's used to it now.  My latest find came to me last weekend when I was at a rummage sale.  She was a really ugly old mirror, but I thought how can I let that poor thing go on living like that?  So, I:

1.  Removed her frame.
2.  Took her outside and sprayed the living daylights out of her.
3.  Replaced the mirror with an old cork board I had lying around.  (Not really sure where it came from or why I had it :)

TaDa.  Please excuse the hideous pics, it rained the whole week when I did this project.  She is a beautiful cork board now.  I'm not sure if I'll leave her white or not.  You know, I really am obsessed with painting and repainting.  That's probably another post, maybe I should form some sort of support group.  Anyway, I wanted to share her with you.  If you know where I can get some really fab push pins on the cheap, please let me know.

Happy Monday!

After....maybe she would look better black.....or turquoise.  Anyway, she's much prettier now!


  1. Saw your post and immediately thought of this post! A glaze effect would look awesome on this mirror!

  2. That frame looks gorgeous. I love the white, but agree turquoise would look great too!
    Great job!!!

  3. That frame is amazing. You can make some super cute thumbtacks. Buy the cheap ones from Walmart and then check out my post:

    for one idea to cuten them up. That will get your own creative juices flowing!

  4. Awesome ideas ladies! I have to try the thumbtack thing soon, I wanted really big, decorative ones. Can't wait to try it!!

  5. Great job! I really like your work! I can't wait to read your other posts. I am your newest follower.