Friday, December 18, 2009

Mod Podge Project



Today I showered before taking Kurt to school. I usually don't. Our mornings go like this: Kurt drags me out of bed, I sleepwalk to the kitchen, and wake up when I start eating breakfast. Then I put on a sweater and take him to school. No makeup. Hair all matted. I don't even brush my teeth. If the health department found out, they'd probably quarantine me as a Bio Hazard. So if you ever see me dropping him off, you can wave hi- just do it from a distance.

This morning was different. I wanted to look good, because I was going straight from the Dental School to the Jewelers, to get my ring inspected (And you know those employees are gonna judge you). So not only did I shower and floss and wear deodorant; I also straightened my hair, put on perfume, and wore nice shoes. Go me.

A few hours and 12 stores later, I ended up at Burlington Coat Factory. Where I found this mirror. It has a 10" crack in it, and so it was clearanced down from $60 to $8. Um, awesome. I've been looking for a good Mod Podge project.

See? Big crack.

I used this paper (which I also used in my First Crafty Project), and free handed it. Except the swirly parts at the bottom of the mirror. I just cut those out. If you are craving those swirls, they are from the bottom left paper here (right under the familiar striped one), and you can find both of those papers at Michaels.

I used the glossy kind of Mod Podge, since I was working with glass.

I placed the giant mirror flat on the floor (sorry, no pics of these steps). Then I laid out the pieces how I wanted them. Next, I picked one piece up, put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of it, and replaced it on the mirror. Finally, I coated the front of the piece as well. It took about an hour to do the whole thing (because I was really nervous).

At first I was using Windex and Q-tips to clean up any of the Mod Podge that leaked out from underneath the pieces. Once I realized how futile that was, I gave each piece an outline in the glue.

I think it turned out great. Now only if we could agree on where to put it.

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26 comments:

Shipley Family said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. Good job. Just so you know, I am totally blogspot stealing your crafts.

Somerset said...

You're brilliant! Who knew you were so crafty? I love it!

Amber said...

That turned out really good! And the colors will go nicely with your new decor!

Bryan and Jamie said...

That looks awesome! I can never think of cool things on my own! Way to go! I have to admit I was a little skeptical when you told me you were buying cracked mirrors...

Liz said...

What a great find. I love what you did with it! I may have to go find myself a broken mirror now:).

Magistros = MC² said...

That is so awesome! I love it! I want to break a mirror so I can do that! When will you be on Mod Podge Rocks??

libby said...

I love it! I think I need to go broken mirror shopping myself! You're amazing!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Yay! Looks so fabulous. Thank you for letting me post!

jaimeparis said...

Great work, it looks fabulous :)
Holiday hugs, Erika

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How adorable! I love this idea.

Shannon said...

This turned out so cute! Very creative using paper to form the shape of a flower. I would have never, ever thought of something like this! I love it!

d'Dragon said...

Totally beautiful - looks completely designer!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a creative fix!! I never thought to mod podge on a mirror. The card file inside my head continues to grow. Looks great!

And thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

Dianna said...

What a great idea. I've never used mod podge, but I see a lot of projects made with it.

Tiffany said...

I LOVE THIS! I think I'm going to have to find a "damaged" mirror to do this to! Thanks for sharing your process- I'm always a bit freaky when I start a mod podge project that I haven't done before. :)

glor said...

WOW! Great job ... looks like it should have come that way, beautiful.

Cindy said...

Brilliant save, girl! Turned out super :)

Abbie said...

My mouth is hanging open ... wow. I saw a shabby mirror for a couple dollars the other day, but didn't get it b/c I couldn't think of anything to do with it. Now I can! Oh, I hope it's still there!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

totally brilliant!

Tess said...

Your project turned out awesome. I love seeing recycled or fix-it projects online.

Cha Cha said...

GREAT SOLUTION. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Kellie said...

Awesome Job! You have given me inspiration to look into the clearance mirror bins! I have been in need of a bathroom mirror for way to long now! Thxs! :)

Kim -today's creative blog said...

now that's thinking!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

awesome! I love how you saw the beauty in it, even with a crack!
gail

Jane said...

This is so creative...way to save that mirror! And thanks for linkin' up to FF!

HollarWood said...

When I read this it was ah "Why didn't I think of that" moment! I have all the 'stuff' to do faux stained glass but this, well you done very good! You rock!

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