Fabric Covered Mirror

I kick-started the weekend with this project immediately after finding my ring. I didn’t even wait to eat dinner. That never happens, but what can I say? I was excited! See how happy I am?! I’m smiling, but that happens all of the time.

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This mirror was given to me, and while I didn’t know what to do with it at the time, it is hard for me to say no to free stuff. So it sat, and sat and sat awaiting inspiration since I knew I didn’t want to just leave it as is.

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Finally, I decided I would try covering the frame in fabric just to see what it would look like. The fabric I picked out was actually leftovers from my wedding invitations which I’ll have to post about sometime, when I find them.

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I used a spray adhesive because, gasp!, I don’t own any modge podge. It worked.

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Before I sprayed it, I covered the mirror with tape and paper, because that’s the smart thing to do. If if were paint, I wouldn’t tape it, but the spray adhesive makes such a gooey mess. Like I still have some leftover on my hands. Gross.

Once it was sprayed, I gently laid the fabric on it and pressing it into the grooves as much as possible. I used a piece of fabric that covered the entire mirror rather than doing strips on the sides. I wanted a seamless look on the corners.

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Once the fabric was applied all of the way around, I took an exact-o blade and ran it along the inside to trim the excess fabric. It left a bit of a frayed edge. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but in the end I decided I liked it.

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Ta-daaaa! Now came the hard part of finding a place to put this. I actually spent more time walking around the house with this in my hand than I did making it. Irony.

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Oh look, an empty wall.

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Yup, this will have to do.

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I really like the way it turned out, just not sure how I like it in this location. I’m not kidding when I said I spent more time looking for a place to put it. It’s a sweet reminder of my wedding right out in the open. As if my husband isn’t enough of a reminder though.


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10 responses to “Fabric Covered Mirror

  1. J&J

    So cute. I love the fabric pattern.

  2. So cool and unique! It turned out great!

  3. Gloria

    Thanks! Three cheers for hoarding and the projects I make out of it!

  4. Great idea! I would have never thought to use fabric on a mirror. I’d love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

  5. The mirror looks super cute. Red must have added to so much color to the room.

    I am hosting my first link-up party – Tea Time Thursdays @Kreative Korner. Would love to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you!

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

  6. This is so cute! I have seen lots of mirrors painted but never covered in fabric. What a great idea! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  7. Gloria, I love it. What a great idea, and the fabric is so cheery.

    Brittany

  8. Love this tutorial. I found you via Pinterest.

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