Friday, October 22, 2010

High and Tired

I've been trying to make these $24.99 mirrors from HomeGoods...


Look like these $425 Silver Nikita Mirrors...

I first painted them and didn't like them, and now have been attempting silver leafing. I spray painted them black and spent two episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2 hours) last night and two Project Runways 3 hours today. Oh, that was 1 mirror, by the way. I'm tired and the adhesive gives me a migraine and makes me feel high.

Trying to take my mind of my husband deploying this weekend...

I'll show you the finished product when I get them up and running. Oh, and I need to buy new mirror inserts. We broke both taking them apart. Is that 14 years bad luck or how does 2 work???

Hopefully when it's done it will look like this...

updated bedroom

Any projects making you crazy, high, or tired this week???




8 comments:

  1. Loving your Polyvore skillzzzz. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  2. OH My Goodness Em..............you scare me how much you are like me, your aunt. How many times have a spray painted my ever so high esteemed projects to only end up with a migraine and dizzy............Aunt T

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  3. You should cover the mirrored section with a couple layers of thick card board ( they would have to be cut precise) and then tape the edges with painters tape. Then use a couple of coats of silver spray paint . Then to give it the shine and durability, you can cover with a clear coat. That la what I would do at least : )

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  4. Emily, I don't know how on earth I came across your blog (looking at someones FB page or something) but I am so following you now! You are absolutely amazing with your bargin finds, decorating inspirations, and fabulous fashion sense! But you are also a wonderful read! I hope you don't mind if I follow, you make me smile. Oh, I have no creative juices but I am gonna find that WM zebra print bench!!
    Kelley (BTW we were in KS and I was the one who let the Sears guys in with your washer and dryer when Stephen first got here... just wanted you to know I am not a total stalker!)

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  5. Call several places and compare prices before you replace the broken mirrors. I broke some glass on some really big picture frames...Michael's and other framing stores wanted $30 each for the glass (I only paid $25 for the frame originally!). I called a glass company instead (kind-of like my dad's shop) and got the glass for $8 each...that would probably be your best bet for mirror replacements.

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  6. haha! Thought I was the only one who did projects with the Real Housewives!

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