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Luna1375
« on: January 18, 2015 07:31:59 PM »

Wow, so I haven't posted on Craftster in like, 3 years. I got dumped, lived on a friend's couch for a while, then finally got my own apartment and I'm living alone for the first time in my life. I've been living here about a year and a half and here is a simple decorating project I did shortly after moving in, on a big blank wall in my living room:



It's just mirror squares covered in laser-cut scrapbook paper. I used spray adhesive on the back of the paper and very carefully laid it on the mirrors, then attached the mirrors to the wall with really strong sticky-back velcro.



I made a template for tracing where to put the velcro strips, and a spacer out of 1" thick wood to space out the template. I used the spacer for placing the mirrors too, at which time I realized that if the paper was hanging over the edge even by the slightest millimeter, it would mess up the spacing, so I took a nail file and filed all of the paper edges so they were exactly flush with the mirror edges.



The velcro was actually the most expensive part of the project, and when I take it down it's definitely going to damage the paint, but no biggie, I know how to spackle. I just couldn't think of anything else that would be strong enough to hold, yet allow me to remove the mirrors when I eventually move. But anyway, I really like it and I hope you do too!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015 07:45:38 PM »

Congratulations!!!!! This is an amazing project!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015 02:00:05 AM »

That's a great idea, I really like the result Smiley I'd be terrified of the velcro releasing though! But I'm the kind of person who's tempted to use bolts to hang a picture...
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015 05:25:52 AM »

Love the effect of the cut-out paper on the mirror. So pretty
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015 07:43:41 AM »

It's beautiful and enjoy your place. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015 08:02:22 AM »

Great idea!  And congratulations on living on your own!  Everyone should do that before "settling down"!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015 09:41:12 AM »

That's a great idea, I really like the result Smiley I'd be terrified of the velcro releasing though! But I'm the kind of person who's tempted to use bolts to hang a picture...

Yeah, I was worried too, and I think I actually used quite a bit more velcro than I really needed. Before putting them up I tested it by putting just one tile on a wall in another room, just a few inches above the ground, and leaving it there for several days. It didn't fall off, and in fact was kind of difficult to get down. Now that these have been up a year and a half, I'm definitely not worried. I just hope I can take them down without breaking them when I move.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015 10:56:31 AM »

Wow! That is really pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015 10:57:35 AM »

I love this. Simple, yet very beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2015 12:08:08 PM »

It looks great, what a cool project!
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