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funkensteins
« on: November 29, 2011 12:24:07 PM »

A few years ago, I found a hideous mirror on the side of the road. It was faux wood grain paper stuff over partical board, with water damage at the bottom... peeling paper, you get it.... I rarely take before pictures, because, well... I never think of it until I am halfway through, and then I am having too much fun to stop! Smiley

Anyway, I sanded, primed, and painted. During the process, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I thought ,"Hello self! Hmm... what do I want to think when I look in this mirror?" Then I remembered my grandmothers saying. She told me, when I was an angsty teen, to look in the mirror everyday, and say to myself, "Every day in every way, I get better and better." I did it, and it really did help change my attitude about myself and my life and how to be a more positive person. Of course, that is what I will think when I look in this mirror, and hopefully so will anyone else, because I painted the phrase on the bottom inside edge of the frame. Anyway, enough story, on to the pictures!









Comments appreciated, after all, I am posting for camaraderie! Smiley
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margiej
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011 12:34:37 PM »

Wow!!!  You did a fabulous job on this mirror!  I absolutely love it!  (It reminds me of that furniture line I think they call it Sticks, which I greatly admire)
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011 12:55:09 PM »

GORGEOUS! I love how you added the quote on the bottom. This inspires me to do a grandma-related craft too Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011 04:52:34 PM »

I love this mirror, and I absolutely LOVE that saying!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011 06:30:53 PM »

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Smiley I am so happy with this, and can not wait to show my grandma!! She will love it. Smiley She has inspired lots of crafts, she is great. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011 12:12:52 AM »

That is gorgeous!  Did you also paint the doorway to your dining room?  I like how the blue and green link the spaces.  Is that a quilt on the wall?  I think I like your entire house! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011 04:17:13 AM »

That is gorgeous!  Did you also paint the doorway to your dining room?  I like how the blue and green link the spaces.  Is that a quilt on the wall?  I think I like your entire house! Smiley


Thank you Aliped! I did paint the doorway, and I like that the blues match between it and the mirror.. Smiley The quilt in the background is actually a patchwork curtain. it opens like a roman shade. I have a few of them around, but that is probably my favorite because it has bits of the childrens' clothing from when they were little! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011 05:12:11 AM »

Beautiful...and I love the way doorway and mirror play into each other.  Its a very nice surprise. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011 10:09:13 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011 01:07:35 AM »

I love this mirror! I also love everything in the background, the painting in the doorway and the quilted curtains. Beautiful work! And the fact that it is inspired by your grandma makes it even more beautiful.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011 06:32:54 PM »

I agree. And I just might start saying that phrase to myself, because even though I'm not an angsty teen anymore, I find myself wanting to be more positive! (and I also like the reflections in the mirror, because I'm secretly a snoop and love looking into people's houses!) Wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011 06:59:46 AM »

I agree. And I just might start saying that phrase to myself, because even though I'm not an angsty teen anymore, I find myself wanting to be more positive! (and I also like the reflections in the mirror, because I'm secretly a snoop and love looking into people's houses!) Wink

No need to be an angsty teen to benefit! I sing it to myself in this mirror now, and hold my kids in front of them and sing it to them too. They pretend to be tired of my singing, but I catch them singing it to themselves now too.. BWAHAHAHa! My plan to turn them into good humans is working!!... Smiley

Thank you everyone for the positive feedback. I love it!

slgrogan, (AKA; AUNT SUE! lol)you are one of my biggest inspirations, thank you for your nice words. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011 10:40:10 AM »

Beautiful mirror, I am amazed someone threw it away.  I guess they didn't see the potential.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2011 03:10:01 PM »

This is so beautiful and bright. I love the message that your Grandma passed down. What a wonderful and positive message to tell yourself!

Thank you for sharing Smiley.
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2011 10:43:50 AM »

I'd like to go on record to say that everything that's been said already was exactly what I was gonna say!  Love it!  making something beautiful (especially out of "another man's trash") is such a happy thing!  Love everything about this; nice job!
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011 11:21:33 AM »

I love it!
The frame creates this effect that its as if you look into another world (in the mirror) which is very cool Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2011 02:12:33 PM »

Well, that's just lovely! And a wonderful message to pass on down through the generations (I see the hand of a wee one there Smiley ).
You know, there's an exercise where you gaze into your own eyes in a mirror and say "I love you" that's nearly impossible for many people to do. The power of positive self-affirmation can't be minimized. Your gran gave you a tremendous gift with that phrase. <3
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2012 07:30:08 PM »

Wow, that is gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2012 01:17:24 PM »

That is totally amazing!  I need to dig out the mirror in my shed and do something like that for my tween!  Awesome!
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