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My daughter wanted a mirror for her room.  I found a mirror for 50 cents at a garage sale, but the frame was cracked.  It was a thin plastic mold anyway, so I decided to beef it up a bit.  All in all I fixed this mirror for under $4.

What I used:
one lace curtain
Elmer's glue
scissors
tape
newspaper
gold spray paint
razor
 
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Step 1: Starting the layers, used watered down Elmer's Glue

Picture of starting the layers, used watered down Elmer's Glue

Step 2: Layering the fabric onto the frame, then brushing more glue until covered

Picture of layering the fabric onto the frame, then brushing more glue until covered

Step 3: Continued the same pattern all the way around the frame

Picture of continued the same pattern all the way around the frame

Step 4: I made sure the whole frame was covered with the fabric, I will trim after its dry

Picture of I made sure the whole frame was covered with the fabric, I will trim after its dry

Step 5: Cleaning up the inside of the frame with a razor, glued the edges down with a hot glue gun

Picture of cleaning up the inside of the frame with a razor, glued the edges down with a hot glue gun

Step 6: Covering the mirror, prepping for paint

Picture of covering the mirror, prepping for paint

Step 7: I put down 2 coats of spray paint and let it dry

Picture of I put down 2 coats of spray paint and let it dry

Step 8: The finished product! Not bad for a 50 cent mirror

Picture of The finished product! Not bad for a 50 cent mirror
I made this over a year ago. My daughter still has this mirror and the lace has never come off the frame.  It has held up pretty well.
hshepherd (author) 1 year ago
If the mirror wasn't so thin, I probably would have done that. The backing on this was very thin cardboard that was stapled on. It was a cheap mirror. Covering the mirror during the glue and paint process was pretty easy and quick and I didn't get any glue or paint on the mirror, so I think it was a success. I just didn't want to make the cracked mirror worse by removing it from the mirror itself if that makes sense.
verence1 year ago
Nice. Transforms a plastic frame into a piece of art. I like the blind spots (if that's the correct term for a not any more reflecting part) on the mirror.

Wouldn't it have been easier to just remove the mirror for the glue-and-paint steps?