Tuesday, February 22

Tutorial - Shabby chic mirror

In case you missed it, this is the tutorial that was recently featured on Sumo's Sweet Stuff a couple of weeks ago

How to turn a $1 mirror into a feminine shabby-chic boudoir accessory
(yes it is from Ikea and I bought it for $1 at the goodwill store)

First I gathered a few of my favorite items: 
Fabric flowers, pretty buttons, lace and beads (thank you Amie!)


I hot-glued a few beads on the lace

Then I modge-podged the lace on the mirror frame and hot glued the fabric flower and button
For the last touch I stitched an aqua blue ribbon to the back of some scalloped lace
Attached it to the back with hot glue

Lastly, I  made another matching fabric flower  and distressed the edges with a bit of sandpaper
for the final result:




15 comments:

  1. that looks so pretty and how easy it was to make the frame from plain to fabulous. I love these kinds of projects they turn out so well.

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  2. Hey, I just bought an Ikea item at Goodwill for $1, too! This looks fabulous. Love the addition of the beads on the lace.

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  3. So cute! Found you on Tip Junkie. Love how you dressed up your mirror!

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  4. I have two of these mirrors just begging to be styled. Thanks for the lovely idea!

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  5. I love how you dressed up that mirror. It looks great. Thanks so much for linking up to the party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  6. This is sooo sweet! Loving all the embellishments! Hope you will stop by and share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

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  7. Your mirror looks great! I actually found 4 of those same mirrors at Goodwill and went to town creating different looks on each one.

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  8. What a cute way to dress up the mirror! I love it

    PS: I'm doing my first giveaway ever on my blog and I'd love for you to stop by and enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

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  9. Very sweet! I like the delicate bits.
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  10. very pretty!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $15 store credit to select from a wide range of gorgeous hair clips and hairbands for little girls. check it out.
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/02/fancy-headbands-and-hair-clips-giveaway.html

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  11. so lovely! thanks for sharing and linking up! we hope to see you again this week! ^^)

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