I have had this mirror from Pier 1 as long as I can remember. I have always loved it, but lately I have felt that it just needed a pop of color or something. I am on a painting kick and anything that isn't attached to the structure of the house is fair game for one of my creative "makeovers". So please observe EXHIBIT A: The Before Picture
I have been dying to take the Brave Girl Arts School Session 2 but have not set aside the time or money yet to do it. The first session was awesome so I suspect the 2nd one would be just as fun. Anyway, Melody makes an incredible set of wings in the preview to the class using joiner biscuits and these little wooden pieces have done nothing but intrigue me ever since.
Here's a picture of them in case you have never heard of them:
I had this vision of covering the mirror in these things, so I ran to the hardware store and bought #0, #10, and #20 sized biscuits. Then I drove home and sat the mirror on the floor and started playing around with how I wanted them to look. The largest biscuits went in the center and I fanned out to the smaller sizes. Once I had them where I wanted them it was time to start painting them and then gluing them on. Ignore the accidental selfie.
Like usual, I let my kids pick the color. Kyle told me he thought red would be cool, so red it was! I laid down an old sheet (and enlisted some very cute helpers...my friend Faye and her kiddos) and the painting begun. They painted and I glued. It was quite the team effort.
Sorry for the bad picture...it was very dark and everyone was very tired at this point. Now that everything was dry, it was time to add the glaze (a mixture of Mod Podge and brown paint). I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. So please see EXHIBIT B: The After Picture
The glaze really deepened that red and made the whole mirror look a little more antiqued and richer in color. I should really stop taking pictures with my phone, but I get too excited to share things and forget to lug the big camera out. I'll try to be better about that.
Who knew those joiner biscuits could be so darned cool??? I have a few left over...so stay tuned...I am sure they'll creep up on another DIY soon.