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« on: March 29, 2011 06:11:42 AM »

Hello fellow craftsters!
As much as I would like to take full credit for this project, I really can't... I had some help.
It all started with my awesome BFF who gave me a bunch of leather swatch books. I sat one day for a few hours detaching the swatches from their folders. I initially was going to make a purse but I wasn't totally sure. I had a mirror that I got for free off of Craigslist, but it had a tradition mirror frame that I wasn't thrilled with. So I asked my awesome father in law if he could make me a flat frame.

(Thanks Pop! I couldn't have done it without you!)

I then, plopped everything on the floor and after about an hour of that I decided to lean it back up on the wall cause my back started hurting.

That didn't work out either so I wound up working on my dining room table.

Here is a close-up to show some of the different textures...

Here it is almost finished....

It was still missing something. So I bought some brass furniture tacks. luckily I had a rubber mallet.

I put them where all the corners meet and also all over the inside and outside if the frame...

and then my super-awesome fiance hooked up the hanging wire and the mirror and viola... a leather patchwork mirror! I think it came out pretty cool.. what do you think?

p.s. the mirror is 41" x 53"

« Last Edit: March 29, 2011 06:17:06 AM by craftycuban » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011 06:17:16 AM »

I really like this!  The brass tacks are very nice and the colours are so lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011 07:25:45 AM »

It looks really cool! I love the geometric mosaic of different textures/colors! It reminds me a bit of Southwest Native American art with all of the earth tones and straight lines. And, from what I can see in the reflection of your lovely living space...the colors and style are a great match for your room. If you don't mind me asking, what did you use to get the leather stuck to the wood before tacking it down?

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011 07:29:04 AM »

Thanks for the lovely comments... I used "Elmer's - Glue All" works on practically any surface and dries fairly quickly.

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011 07:51:52 PM »

I really like this!

Too bad I don't hear voices, I would enjoy the company
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