Friday, April 13, 2012

Mirrors on a Wall…

A to Z Badge 2012 (1)Ok, first things first.  Disclaimer:  I am lacking in the picture-taking department.  Don’t hold it against me!

These various frames and mirrors have been traveling with me for quite awhile.   If you’re like me, there’s a lot of ‘someday’ projects I want to do that are, so far, just ideas in my head.  The kind that haven’t gelled into a complete project.  Then an ‘aha’ opportunity presents itself and it all begins to come together.  In this case, the idea didn’t become reality until the spray paint came out.

Here’s the before…


…and the after.  I used brown, red and butter yellow spray paint.  Did a lot of layering and then sanded for the shabbied look. 


Layering pieces of burlap and adding a vintage brooch adds dimension to an otherwise flat display.


Brown acryllic paint dry-rubbed over the red—which was really red--toned it down.  I used a dry paint brush to get into the crevices.


The two antique decorative pieces originally were part of an old pipe organ.  I inserted scrapbook paper behind it.


I love how my miniature, brown-on-brown ‘joy’ banner turned out!  Hung with twine and a couple of vintage clip-on earrings makes it complete. 


The joy of the Lord is my strength.  This picture reminds me of that everyday!

God bless.


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  1. Like the layered creations. I homeschooled my kids too. It's a fabulous life!
    A to Z Visit

  2. YOU are amazing!!! I look forward each day to seeing what you are showing on your TWO sites. ((hugs))

    1. Thank you Susan! It's been fun, but, boy, coming up with a post a day has definitely been a challenge!

  3. Very nice style. I like it.

    Visiting for the A to Z Challenge. We're doing guest post writing tips.

  4. FB has made me lazy - I just wanted to hit "like"!

    1. Haha! I know what you mean, Dawn! It's like trying to hit the rewind button in a theater!

  5. the Lord is my strength also!!!---what beautiful crafts--i especially love the red mirror--you are so talented

    1. Thank you, Lynn! Sometimes I feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants though!

  6. Sweet work! I'd have tossed it all in the trash, but you made the items live again! Good job. I need to make the time to do things like this, well, not necessarily art, but rather to revive things rather than tossing them out. Again, nice work.

    1. Thank you, Jeremy, and welcome! Believe me, after moving several times, I finally got the point of either doing something with them or shipping them off to the thrift store. I'm glad now I kept them!


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