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Thursday
May242012

An Experiment

I made a mirror a few months ago for our playroom bathroom and completely forgot to post about it . This bathroom is really narrow so this is my best attempt at getting a picture of the whole mirror . I guess I should have snapped a few pics before we hung it on the wall . 

I had the idea for something like this floating around in my head for a while but I wasn't sure how to execute it . Eventually I just started experimenting with different materials and patterns until I came up with something I liked .

To be honest, a lot of times my ideas don't pan out the way I envisioned but I really like the way this turned out . The depth and texture is exactly what I was going for and I love the variation in the color of the circles . Now that I have the process figured out, I am thinking about making some more to sell in my booth downtown .

Reader Comments (9)

I really like this. I try different things, too, that's the fun of creating and when it works out like this one high five yourself.

I like this! It looks like it took FOREVER, though!

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

It looks like a capiz mirror from far away - I LOVE it! I'd also love to see more of this room - that light fixture over the mirror is to die for!

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Nice! I love the dappled effect. It's a great balance between geometric and organic.

May 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFire Wife Katie

Love, love, love it! I'll be first in line to buy one!!

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Purdy cool.....

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

This looks beautiful! Do you buy those circles or cut them out yourself somehow? Your girls are so cute, by the way : )

Your mirror is so great, but how long did it take you to lay all those out and to get such a nice level foundation, build up. How many little wood circle did it take? Wow, there's lots but love the look the wood circles give. Did you put the mirror on a wood backing to lay your circles on?
I have a few of those wood circles but imagine it took many, many to do the whole mirror. You've given me the inspiration, now to do the deed. Think I'll have to buy the wood circles little at a time to build up enough to do this. This especially appeals to me as it's different than others I've seen. Great post and project. Happy week.
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September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaneEllen

How did you hang it? I have a flat mirror that I'd like to do this on, but am unsure how I should hang it after. Please help!

July 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

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