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.