I needed a mirror to go on top of my dresser so I went thrifting this weekend and found a HUGE mirror for $25. I was so happy with the shape and frame but not thrilled with the scratches on the ugly, faded turquoise paint. Sooo instead of painting it (I have bad luck with painting furniture, don't ask) I decided to decoupage it with a really pretty scrapbook paper. I also had the idea to make jewelery holders out of these cheap, black plastic dollar store frames that I've had for a while. It all just came together once I got the scrapbook paper because it was 2 sided and I loved both patterns. The nifty thing about the jewelry holders is that I can change out the paper whenever I want!
This is the before pic for the mirror. I glued one piece of paper down before I realized OH CRAP I should document this haha. I cut the paper into 4 1/2 inch wide strips and glued it down using mod podge. I was going to then spray a clear, shiny coat over this (using Triple Thick glaze spray that you can see in the mirror of this pic) but I chose to just mod podge again over the top of the paper once everything was covered up.
Sorry for the quality of this photo, I don't know what happened there. These are the materials I used for the photo frames: scrapbook paper, E6000 glue (would not use this again for this application btw because the knobs fell off a couple times before I finally got them to stay), frames from the dollar store and some old brushed steel knobs that I salvaged from a chest that was thrown out a long time ago. I knew they would come in handy.
Finished jewelery holders. I have an earring holder already but I had nothing for my necklaces or bracelets. Ta da! I put the scrapbook paper in the frames, glued on the knobs and stuck em to the wall. This project cost me under $15 for everything since I had the knobs on hand. Probably under $10 but I can't rememher how much the glue was for sure.
Close up of the paper & knobs
Finished products together.
Where I got stuff:
The mirror: thrift store
The frames: dollar store
The paper and glue: Michael's
Just in case anyone asks.. the earring tree in the last photo: Icing by Claire's in the clearance bin