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« on: May 18, 2004 07:05:05 AM »

Hello you crafty geniuses!

I need your assistance.

I just purchased this wood framed mirror for $2.50!!!  And I want to use it as an entryway, check to make sure you have nothing in your teeth before you leave, mirror.  Also it will cover the unsighly fuse box next to the front door.

The problem is, the mirror is 5 inches shorter than the fusebox. 

So I need to decorate it with an extra 5 inches.  Also, I don't want to add any width so only the top and/or the bottom can be extended.

Oh I almost forgot - the mirror is already really heavy so any addition should be relatively lightweight.

So that is where you all come in!  Help me figure out what to do!  I have thought of using my collection of vintage hankerchiefs to create a skirt for the mirror, I have thought of extending the top and botton with some light weight press board and painting the whole thing - but I am having trobule with a theme.

Thanks it advance for your help!

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2004 07:09:34 AM »

hee hee, i kinda like how the mirror looks in the picture - with just your feet at the top.  Looks like some kind of avant-garde photo.

How about some decoupage? pick a theme: pin-ups, pirates, pineapples, whatever.  cut out pictures to decoupage around the sides.  Then have some tall ones that you back with thin wood/heavy cardboard and glue or nail them to the top and bottom so that they extend past the edge of the frame.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2004 07:25:27 AM »

how about adding a small white board or message board, or a little bulletin/cork board?  i have one at my house where i give myself little reminders about things i have to do (like groceries or appointement)  its very helpful to be at the front door !
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2004 08:48:37 AM »

Another idea could me to make a seperate key rack or smallish rack with hoors or a small shelf.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2004 08:50:08 AM »

Like Jule said, i was thinking you could make a catch-all tray to put stuff that you take out of your pockets or mail or something
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2004 09:09:40 AM »

OH ... ooh  What about some fabric or wallpaper pockets?  Attache them to the bottom.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2004 04:54:29 PM »

This is more about decorating the thing rather than covering the fuse box.

I have a mirror that I decorated for a friend. I wrote/printed/cut from magazines phrases like, "You look great!" "Have fun at the movies!" "Your smile is bright!" "No, you don't have anything stuck in your teeth." etc. She really liked it, and said it gave her a self esteem boost when she woke up each day.
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