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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

Step 1: Starting the Layers, Used Watered Down Elmer's Glue

Step 2: Layering the Fabric Onto the Frame, Then Brushing More Glue Until Covered

Step 3: 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

Step 5: 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

Step 7: I Put Down 2 Coats of Spray Paint and Let It Dry

Step 8: 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.
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.
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.<br> <br> Wouldn't it have been easier to just remove the mirror for the glue-and-paint steps?

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