Monday, May 17, 2010

Porthole Mirror

As I have mentioned before, Blaze's room is very, very small. To make optimal use of the space, I have placed the chest-of-drawers up against the back of the footboard of the bed. Over the weekend, I put together a mirror that looks like a porthole to hang on the back of the footboard. This makes the chest-of-drawers seem more like a dresser with a mirror.

I have no idea what this round metal thing is supposed to be. I bought it for $2 at Skycraft.

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I glued some flat round wooden disks, evenly spaced, around the metal ring, and then spray painted the whole thing with metallic gold paint.

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I made grooves on each wooden disk with an X-acto knife, to make them look more like screws.
Then I glued a mirror to the metal ring and a piece of wire, for hanging, to the back of the mirror. The mirror was the largest size of plain round mirror that they sold at the craft store. I used lots of glue and didn't worry about being messy, since the back of the mirror won't show and my main concern was ensuring that the mirror wouldn't fall.

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2 comments:

Tammy said...

I am always so amazed with your creativity.

ArtSnark said...

very cool & clever

Crafty Crow