Today’s weather forecast: 6 inches of snow, – 4 degrees. Translated: perfect day to stay indoors, let’s create!
Years ago I used to enjoy making mirror frames with MDF, plaster of paris and paint. Once the frame was created I’d secure a plain cut mirror to the centre. Haven’t made one of those in ages, instead I’ve bought old weathered framed mirrors, painted the frames and embellished with whatever is close to hand.
Several years ago I bought an old mirror from a car boot sale for £2. It’s served its purpose for helping me put my make up on in the mornings. But these days it has been a moment away from the tip. Redecorating the little girl’s bedroom has been at the back of my mind, so as a start I suggested we spruce up the old mirror to place in her bedroom.
Working with the little girl, here’s what we did: sanded the mirror lightly, then gave it one coat of primer. When it was dry we sprayed it with white paint. The little girl chose a load of buttons and beads and stuck them around the edge of the mirror. Job done!
Tip – if you’re painting a small(ish) object, place it on top of old shopping catalogues (or similar). This stops the item from sticking to the newspaper or surface once you’ve painted it.
Only less than an hour (excluding paint drying time) for the little girl to decorate with buttons and beads. It’s now a bright new addition to her bedroom.