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« on: December 04, 2014 05:30:44 PM »

I salvaged an old oval mirror and revamped it. The frame was full of hairline cracks to fill  in, almost all of the scroll work on the top was missing, too. Filled in, painted,sealed, new hanger, and beads and such to decorate the top.
Not a great pic,but it shows the size and shape.

This pic shows the top. And look at the pretty edging on the frame!

The before picture.

This one is a tiny wooden thrift store mirror,painted silver, and fancied up.

There's a couple more I need to post later!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014 05:58:39 PM »

Your frames and mirrors look so full and lush...you seem to find just the right things to embellish and highlight them all!

I love how you "save" the broken ones and make them beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014 07:17:05 PM »

Thanks,always!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015 01:59:07 PM »

I love the one with the teapots! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015 12:04:10 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015 02:51:42 PM »

I'm truly mesmerized by what you did with the antique oval gesso frame. I've restored many frames back to their original glory. Took weeks.  The oval didn't have enough original parts to restore.  You turned into a piece of art, more interesting than when it was made.  Your topper looks like a crown.  Bravo!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015 07:12:25 PM »

Oh, thank you! Someone had set it out on the curb, and I had to rescue it. I couldn't restore it to what it was, so I revamped it instead. Filling in the multitude of hairline cracks was interesting! I ended up brushing on several layers of thick white glue followed by several layers of good acrylic paint, then sealer. I saved the few broken bits if scroll work, a bit was added to a steampunk pistol. ^_^
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