Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Dollar-kea" Mirror II...Now With Mod Podge

I made this mirror last week without really knowing where it was going. I finally decided what I wanted to do with it which is to put it in our bathroom but it's going to replace a botanical print that's part of a pair so I needed to make it a friend. Since I decided it was going in the bathroom, I thought I should seal the paper with Mod Podge so I went back and sealed the first one too.

Started with the basic Malma frame and this time, a plain frame from the $1 Tree:

Used some more of my ginormous roll of industrial capet tape to tape up the Ikea mirror and painted the $1 Tree frame and the edges of the Ikea mirror black.  Chose different but complementary scrapbook paper and some more silver handmade paper scraps and adhered to the Ikea mirror:
 
You can't see it too well but will be able to in the finished product... before I painted the $1 frame, I super glued ( for small things I am in love with Locktite's super glue gel) two keys that are actually scrapbooking stickers to the frame. It was plain and I wanted some dimension. They're "Jolee's" dimensional stickers...I got mine @ JoAnn's during one of their 40% off sticker sales:




If you're wondering why I bought a plain frame if I was just going to put stuff on it, I wondered that too, but hey, it's what I do :)
So for this one I sealed the base mirror with Mod Podge before I glued the frame on, and while that was drying, got out my silver Rub n Buff and aged my key frame. End result:

Total cost $5 ( adding in a buck and change for 1/2 package of 40% off key stickers since I used the other half for another project)

Here are the two together:

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22 comments:

Anne said...

WOW...you can't even tell it's an IKEA mirror anymore! I've got 12 of those puppies lying around here somewhere...I guess I need to go dust them off, and change them up a bit!

Holly Lefevre said...

Great project...you made those 3-d stickers look old and fab...I didn't even realize they were stickers at first.

Unknown said...

That turned out GREAT! You made it look classy!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks ladies. These were so easy to make and big impact for a small project.

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Very Cool! Love your new layout!!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

too cool! the stickers were a great idea.

Electra said...

Love this! Your blog looks great as well!!

Olivia said...

Looks great, what a great idea!

Unknown said...

Now you have a perfect set! Thanks helping us have a great Anything Related Party! ~Bridgette

the thrifty ba said...

coming from anything related-you have quite a vision to put this all together!

Julie said...

Great job!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I love the double frames and the added keys are adorable! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Megan/Brassy Apple said...

so clever! love the keys!

stopping by from the CSI project!

Anonymous said...

I so love those keys! This is so great : ) I seem to have a thing for old keys lately.. might have to make a thrift store stop soon : )

Thanks for the comment on my spoon hook! Really appreciate it!

Amaco said...

Love that you're using AMACO Rub 'n Buff. Sometimes it's tough to find. Check out Michaels, Hobby Lobby, art supply stores, or the AMACO website. 17 colors available!

Room to Inspire said...

You really did conceal those Ikea frames wonderfully! And I can't believe those were stickers? Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Nikki said...

Those are AWESOME!!!! Those keys have to be the coolest stickers EVER!! :)

Sylvie said...

It looks like you are just as addicted to these 'blank' mirrors as me.. gotta love Ikea!.. I love what you have done they look Fabulous!
Pop along to my blog to see ones that I recently decorated..
Hugs and Thanks for sharing..
Sylvie in London

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