I'm giving you a two-for-one DIY today because both of these DIYs are super duper easy. I know, I know, my DIYs are always easy. But seriously, these are really really easy. I almost feel bad calling this first one a DIY. I should just call it 'spray painting the frame of a mirror'. But I digress. Let's get on with it. After that intro, I am sure you can't wait!
I have been wanting to redecorate this little corner of our living room for a while. I have been thrifting things here and there and I knew I really wanted a full length mirror in the space. I finally found a nice looking, vintage one the other day while Ben and I were out thrifting. It was a pretty shape and I liked the frame and it was only $12. SOLD! The only things I didn't like were the condition and color of the frame. It was old and rusty and kind of a gross brass color.
I knew I would have to paint it. Easy enough. I decided on a light, limey green, to match one of our couches. And one can of spray paint later, the mirror is good as new! Sort of. I won't show a close up since I was lazy and did not sand or prime the frame. This is why I shouldn't be trusted to write DIY posts, people. I cut corners and take the easy way out. But I love the new mirror and that's what matters, right???
And it is also Mimi's new favorite place to hang out...
Next up in the 'redecorating the corner of my living room' game? Some seashell art! While we were in California earlier this month, Mimi and I collected a bunch of seashells and brought them home. I knew I wanted to do some sort of artsy project with them, but I wasn't sure what. At first, I decided to do a seashell and driftwood wall hanging/mobile type project. All was going well until I broke one of Jim's drill bits trying to drill holes in the shells. Yep. Turns out it was a wood bit, NOT a stone bit. Sorry, Jim! So, there went that project. Ultimately, I decided to make a seashell shadowbox.
I gathered my supplies.
I cut my card stock to fit the frame and glued it to the back.
I decided where to put the shells and glued them down with craft glue. Then I put everything back into the frame.
The little corner is really coming together! I think the mirror and the shadowbox were two fun additions! What do you think?
xoxo, nora bird