I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

DIY Faux Metal Raised Mirror made from Reynolds Wrap

A mirror really helps a room come together or make a room look bigger


This mirror has the appearance of a hammered metal mirror that I have priced starting at  over $50 mine cost $3.
Bright EYED bushy tailed at MIDNIGHT.
So what does one do?  CREATE!
I bought this mirror for $3 it was HIDEOUS but my hope was to redo it. 
I wasn't sure how it would be redone until last night when my creative juices were flowing at Midnight.

It was very simple and you probably have all the supplies lying around your home.
Need: aluminum foil
cardboard/cardstock paper
craft glue or glue gun
black paint
brush
scissors

1. I used the cups you see above as my template for 3 different sized circles.
2. I traced the circles onto cardstock paper.
3. I cut up my foil to fit around the cirlces and balled it up to give it that wrinkled look.

4. Cover the circle in the foil.

5. Paint the circle with the black paint.
6. If you have too much paint on the circle before it totally dries wipe it down so it has that old silver look.
7. Glue them on.  Since I used 3 different sizes I tried to evenly place them throughout the mirror.

I was very impressed with how it looks so authentically metal.  Our company always asks where I bought this metaled mirror from and I LOVE to smile and tell them it's Reynolds Wrap.

8 comments:

  1. Very clever and it looks great. I wonder how the crinkled foil would look on Christmas ornaments? Maybe like distressed mercury glass? Kudos!

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  2. Ann, thx! I think you onto something w/ the xmas ornaments.

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  3. This is so clever! It turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration

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  4. thanks bethany. i was very impressed with the turn out and already thinking of other ideas I can do with faux metal covering:)

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  5. You are just stinkin' amazing!!! I've loved everything I've seen that you've done! Wish you were my neighbor. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  6. imklvr, thx you put a smile on my face!

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  7. I love the mirror! When we lived in military housing I covered the backsplash in our kitchen with heavy duty foil and the countertops with the granite contact paper. Everyone who came in wondered how in the world our unit had a remodeled kitchen when no one else in area had their's remodeled. Thanks for the reminder I now know what I am making for one of our Christmas decorations. Stop by in the next month for a peak!
    (I am really enjoying your blog!!)

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