Thursday, November 3, 2011

What to do....

So this was my Monday morning a few months back. I had a beautiful antique mirror that I purchased as part of a lot. It had a few minor flaws but to me that made it all the more beautiful. I decided to place it on my counter in the bathroom. The Hubster asked me if it was gonna fall. Oh, no honey it is just fine! Hmmmm, guess it was not all that fine. On the bright side of things I was very blessed because it fell off the counter onto my bare feet and I walked away with only a tiny scratch!

So what do you do with an antique mirror back!? I contemplated saving it and making a sign out of it. I also contemplated making a chalk board out of it. 

Because I am so indecisive I decided to make it both! I needed a sign for my little rental space out at The Old Oak Cottage and this worked out just perfect!

I use it to display pieces I already have completed but won't fit in my space and also future soon to be completed projects.
All my metal ware was purchase at HobLob for half off and some of it I already owned so the most expensive thing I believe was the chalk paint but even that I purchased at HobLob with a 40% off coupon.
As for the blue painters tape on tape on the back that was to protect anything to include myself from being scratched. My screws were a teeny tad too long so that was the best I could do.
Be sure to come back soon! I will be sharing its new home!

Linking up to the following parties:
Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
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17 comments:

  1. Lemons into Lemonade ;)
    Very cute and looks so on purpose!
    Good luck with the new venture.

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  2. Hi Pamela, that is such a cute and clever idea!

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  3. What a fantastic and creative idea, Pamela! I love it!

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  4. Pam I love this sign! It love how clearly it draws attention to your work. Very Clever indeed! You go girl, you are rocking!

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  5. Super! Can't believe this is a mirror back. Splendidly done.

    Visiting from at the picket fence

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  6. What a great idea, Pamela! I love this! It is perfect for your booth! I like how you put the cardholder on there, too.

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  7. Nice way to see the bright side! And it's WORKING for you! Love it!!!
    -Revi

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  8. Glad to hear you only walked away with a scratch. Now this is a wonderful idea and oh so pretty!

    Visiting from Potpourri Friday

    Smiles

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  9. Oh my goodness girl how scary to have that fall! So glad you weren't hurt and you definitely gave it a beautiful brand new life. You are so clever and it looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  10. This is such a nice creative idea, Pam. And such a pretty one at that.

    So happy it was only a scratch!

    Thank you for linking for creativity to Potpourri Friday!

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  11. What a great save, I love it more!
    Debbie

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  12. Talk about your lemons into lemonade!
    Genius!!!!
    Isn't it great when HE forces us to think outside the box?!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. Fabulous save! Sorry that it broke and that you got scratched, but you sure made up for the "trauma" by creating a gorgeous and useful item! Love it! xo, Leena

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  15. Love this idea - especially the cute little business card holder. It seems like most of the best ideas are the result of some disaster or another. (Or is that just me?)

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