Monday, July 12, 2010

No Sew: Fabric Covered Mirror

This was one fun project. It took hardly any time and cost about $2.00. The mirror came free with our house. I guess the previous owners didn't love the nasty, dark wood border. I didn't much care for it either. I wish I had a before shot to show you how yucky this baby use to be.

I removed the mirror and then wrapped each side with fabric. I used my favorite decoupage to stick that fabric on and it's not going anywhere. Ever.

This is my best shot of the full mirror. It is tough to photograph mirrors. I certainly didn't want to get me in there... 6:30 in the morning, PJ's, no mascara... eek. But instead, you get to see my cat dish. Not much better.


This one turned out blurry. But I had to show you because the image in the mirror looks better. That part came in nice and clear. Nice.


I added a fun flower at the top. The middle is a button I cover in batting, then fabric.

A close-up of the flower, because flowers take good pictures. So photogenic!

I wanted you to see how I mitered the corners. It took a little work, but I got them just so.

Enjoy! I hope you have a nasty mirror you can recreate with fabric!

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34 comments:

Christine said...

I love the way that came out-beautiful! LOVE the flower too! Good job...

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

This is a super-cool idea. I love the fabric that you used!

Amber said...

Very cute way to bring a little color to a room.

Jan LaFollette said...

I may just "steal" that idea, I have the perfect mirror. Your choice of fabric is what makes it so great, not sure I have any that looks that good, I'll have to go thru my stash to see what I can come up with.

Kaysi said...

WOW!! What a great idea, I love how it looks!

Brooke's mommy! said...

That looks terrific!

Sam said...

I love that! Great job!

Sam
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Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Ohhhhh, VERY pretty. It turned out really well. I have lots of frames left over from a party I did. I'm adding this to my "to do" file! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you'd consider adding your crafts to it! I'm having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

Brandy said...

Wow, I love it.

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zeshuregi said...

its really superb idea.thanx for sharing.i love mirror decorations

Kim said...

I hope you throw my Fabric Fun Thursday party into the mix :). I love this idea because you can transform the frame into any style without having to be an artist.

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

Such a CUTE Idea! Thanks fo sharing!

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Curtsay said...

This is a fabulous idea! I have a yucky brown mirror that I have been wanting to refinish. I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks.

Andrea said...

I would never have thought to do that but it looks amazing! Great work! I'm starting a new sew along, come check it out at TheTrainToCrazy.com!

The Inspired Nest said...

Girl those mitered edges are perfect. Amazing job!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I DO have a nasty mirror just waiting for a treatment like this. Love the combo of the fabric and the flower, so neat. You did a great job.

Kristy said...

You know, I never would have thought to cover the frame with fabric, but that's perfect! I'm definitely going to borrow this idea for when I redo my office/guest room - thanks!

Leslie said...

Girl you are killing me with your creativity! That is the cutest mirror ever! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Anne Maskell said...

I love it! I have an ugly mirror too, now my biggest problem is choosing fabric.... Thanks for the idea, yours looks fabulous, and is definitely an inspiration! I'm visiting with it's fun to craft, and I'd love to have you visit me too!
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Tayebug said...

I can't believe it only cost about $2 to do this adorable mirror. Love it!

trish said...

Oh my gosh. This is the cutest mirror I have seen!!! You did a fantastic job. :o)
There is a new little page on my blog titled "bartering" and wanted to extend the invitation. :o) I am looking to trade fabric scraps for quality handcrafted jewelry. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

Such a fun idea! Great job!!!

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simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a fab idea! That really makes it so chic and fun! I love the idea!

Thanks for linking up!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Fabulous re-invention of your mirror! I love your blog. I look forward to reading your posts. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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Dee said...

Wow! I love repurposed items and this is takes the cake!

Perfectly fun Friday Finish!

Leslie said...

this is an awesome idea...it looks so great

Miri said...

Great idea...really cute mirror!

P. said...

Wow, what a cute idea! It turned out beautifully!

Carla said...

You can never go wrong with that lovely fabric you used. It's a great idea and now I'm searching for something to cover in my home. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea! Lovely make-over. The mirror looks terrific! (I think a pretty fabric can fix just about anything.)

Karen said...

Great idea. That's going to look fab hanging up.

Val said...

I'am in love and it's with your mirror. = )

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness, I love it!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia