Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Photo Gallery from an Old Mirror

When my dear friend Mrs. O moved this summer, she left behind the carcass of a mirror. It was a really nice mirror at one point, but the glass broke...and she's a packrat creative type like me which means eventually she'd find a good use for it. But when push came to shove, she had to make touch choices on what to move...and the broken mirror didn't make the cut. Instead, it found a new home at my place.

And it sat in a corner for several months.

Eventually, I turned it into a bulletin board for homework.

But that just wasn't doing it for me. I knew it really needed to shine.

Let me back a moment or maybe two. When we moved in to the house, the reception hall had a fairly decent wallpaper. It wasn't a complete monstrosity and so we decided to live with it. Then the little kids started picking at the wall paper and suddenly we HAD to do something about it. So all the wallpaper came down.

And I painted one of the walls in June Day by Sherwin Williams. It's one of my favorite paint colors and it's what I used in my vestibule.

I figured the black and white from the frame (covered in shelf liner found at the dollar store) would really look amazing against the yellow. The answer of what to put it in came on a CD from my sister-in-law: pictures she took of our family over the summer in Biloxi.

I matted our family photo with some scrapbook paper. The top purple square says FAMILY and it was also made from scrapbooking supplies. Decorative colored paper clips (also from the scrapbook stash) are used to attach the pictures to pieces of ribbon.

Since the wall is all about family:

Found at the dollar store!

Dontcha love it?

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  1. That looks great! I have a mirror just like that sitting in my garage. Hmmm...thanks for the idea! :-)

  2. This is so cute! Repurposing makes me happy! :) new follower from the hop! Come visit me when you can.

  3. You're so creative! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing at our linky :)

  4. This looks like so much fun! I’m so glad you shared it with us on Whimsy Wednesday. We ALWAYS love seeing you here!

    Take care and can’t wait to see what you’ve got going on next time,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}


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