Friday, January 25, 2013

Because we all need $3 mirrors...

I've been searching for something to hang in the corner of my living room for awhile. Everything seemed wrong...I tried a DIY painting, a small print, and even just stuck a tall plant there once, but it just didn't work. I came across this mirror awhile back:
I loved the simplicity and glitz of it, but I knew I needed two or three to take up the vertical space of the wall and these were $178, which equals well over $500, which equals no go. I looked at a couple of stores (just the usuals) for something simple, gold, and round, but came up empty handed. Then I saw these on clearance at Michaels for $1:
yes, that's uno smackeroo...
I grabbed three, along with three 7" craft mirrors ($2 a pop):
I hot glued those bad boys to the chargers.
Oh, and here's a little tip for ya..because I'm nice like that...pop can tabs+hot glue=free picture hangers:
And the final product:


 Just so ya know, they are not dirty, it's just the texture/sheen on the chargers reflecting the light AND I apologize for the picture quality, but this corner is between two windows, which is not prime for picture taking...
They're perfect. Exactly what this weird corner needed..and only $3 a piece. 
So there you go, a simple project...cheap and easy...ya know, like your mom...
Sorry, I need to spend more time with my lady friends...
Anyways, what do you guys think? 
Oh, and I'm linkin' this little ditty up over at:
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so go check out all the other great projects.


8 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! Why didn't I think of this?

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    1. Thanks Lacey, I'm sure I just beat you to it ;)

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  2. Love it! Totally stealing this idea for a client of mine :)

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    1. The ultimate compliment Jill :) I wish the pictures turned out better, because I promise they are 10x better in person!

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  3. Awesome!! Our next "meeting" needs to be held at my house, you know so you could find some projects here:-)!! Love your work lady!!
    Kim

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  4. That is a great idea!! I really like it & I think it's just as good as the really really expensive mirrors. Plus, your soda can pop tab idea is genius & I know it's going to come in handy in the future for me. :D

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    1. Thanks Jess! I'm really happy with how they turned out! And yes, the only funny part is when you have to explain why no one can throw their pop tabs away :)

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