I have to admit that blog is pretty cool, lots of great DIY projects.
We happened to have 2 plain mirrors that would look way nicer with just a little bit of work so i was off to my favorite place, home depot!
Step 1: Buy Materials
(3) 2-1/4" x 3/4" x 8' long - pine ($7.50 ea)
Liquid nails (paneling)
Wood stain, filler and polyurethane
Step 2: Plan, Measure And Cut
I set up the miter saw and started cutting.
Step 3: Assembly
I then stacked some heavy items near the corners to make up for my lack of clamps.
After the glue dries then its time to fill any gaps at the corners with wood filler.
A little bit of sanding and its time for some stain
Step 4: Finish
Set the frame over the mirror and it looked nice but it looked a little bit boring.
I decided to try my luck with distressing, have been wanting to try it for a long time.
Distressing is very simple. I grabbed a hammer, a knife, a spike, some bolts and screws and went to work.
I then reapplied the stain making sure to cover all the dents and holes i put on the wood
I think it has a lot more character now.
I applied one coat of poly in the morning. Let that dry for 2 hours. Did a light sand with 400 grit. Repeated this step for a second coat.