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« on: March 07, 2010 04:20:59 AM »

So, I had this Ikea frame which I wanted to put above my dressing table.  But, I didn't have anything to go in the frame. 
Then I remembered that I had a little mirror that I had painted a mustache on years ago but never used because it had a really ugly frame (that's the kind of thing I seem to do). 
So I cut off the frame (it was a molded plastic one and it was *gross*) and stuck it to the bit of cardboard that came with the frame with double-sided tape. 
Then I cut out a donut-y oval from another piece of cardboard and painted that black, to be a frame and cover where the mirror ended (it was a lot smaller than the frame).  I stuck black ribbon around the inside oval of the frame so you couldn't see my poor cutting skills (again with double-sided tape). 
Then, I put everything in the frame!
Ta da!  A pretty new mirror to go on my wall!

I really like how the mustache looks - it reminds me of the talking mirrors from fairy-tales. 
The reflection you can see in the mirror is the pattern on my curtains, btw.

Hope you like it! Smiley

P.S. The ribbon looks a lot better IRL; it is layered and a little ruffly, but in the photo it just looks messy.  It looks good, I swear! Wink

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010 06:34:56 AM »

as soon as i saw this i thought of snow white and had to click on it to see what it was! good job!

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010 08:04:37 AM »

The curtains refection is too cool!  I have a super ugly mirror with an uglier gold frame, I'm now gonna stray paint it black!  Thanks for the idea!!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010 01:22:01 PM »

heehehe. I really like the moustache. And props to you for making such a pretty wall mirror!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010 04:55:21 AM »

BRB, painting a mustache on a mirror  Cheesy

I have a mirror with a similar frame to this, I've been meaning to spray paint it red. . or maybe yellow. . . or turquoise. You see my dilemma.  Roll Eyes
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010 10:16:21 AM »

haha I've just bought this frame and am trying to decide how to turn it into a mirror.

Good Job
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010 08:24:57 PM »

 Grin that frame is RAD!!! I love it!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010 06:52:30 PM »

Very cool! I love the idea of a mirror with a mustache  Grin

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