I found a great large beveled mirror with a decent wood frame the other day at one of my favorite haunts for only $5. It just needed a quick sanding and painting to spruce it up. But why settle for plain Jane when I could go wild!

This is what I ended up with! It's fun, interesting, used up a bunch of pieces of Manzanita I had laying around as well as an old paper maché deer and some rubber snakes.


I just glued my carefully curated pile of odds and ends on the top and bottom of the mirror frame (with hot glue),

covered the actual mirror with plastic and taped the edges to avoid paint overspray on the mirror,


and sprayed the frame with about 3 coats of Krylon gloss white paint.  I just let it dry for about an hour in between coats.

It actually looks great hanging up. The solid color really unifies the whole piece. Depending on where you put it, bright red or black could look fabulous!

Have a great weekend...Lori