My blog is affecting my life – I am decorating my room around it! I do the pseudo-famous What I Wore Wednesday so I thought I needed to incorporate a full length mirror into my bedroom remodel. That way if need be I can take my own pictures instead of relying on my 4 year old.
So, a quick tutorial on taking a boring mirror to a fabulous chunky mirror – - here’s how to:
First, let’s recall the “before”. I forgot to take a picture, but it turns out I already had been using it for a few WIWW posts – here’s one:
The mirror is the basic, really flimsy one that you can hang to the back of your door with double-sided tape. They are all over the stores at back-to-college time. I bought mine at a garage sale for $1, so it was even cheaper than the cheap retail price.
Then, go buy some chunky trim. I first thought I’d layer several pieces of trim, but this one was pretty chunky just by itself, no layering needed. Enlist someone to miter the corners and assemble the trim – or get brave and do it yourself. Trevor constructed mine – I think he glued it onto the mirror with liquid nail and then shot some staples in it from the back, just to be sure. Clamp and let the glue dry:
Then paint it whatever fabulous color you want. I picked this color called “gecko” – it’s green, but Trevor calls it yellow. You know that really ugly “yellow-green” crayon – it’s like that, but not ugly.
FYI, it’s really hard to take a picture of mirror. I learned that HERE. And it’s still true.
Settled into it’s corner in my bedroom (mental note – make the bed when taking pictures in the mirror!!) – the trick was I needed to look into the mirror and not be backlit, so it sits kind of in front of the window.
Now, it practice taking pictures without looking through the camera…….