Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pebbled Mirror Inspiration - only $6.42

This was a Dollar Tree project that cost $6.42 (4 bags of glass pebbles and 2 packs of Super Glue gel) and utilized some items that I had around the house.

The mirror was from our bathroom remodel and had been under my bed for a year. I also used some liquid platinum leafing that I had.The project took about an hour in total, but I had to head back to the Dollar Tree for the 2nd pack of Super Glue. I got a little globby with the large pebbles and realized that a little goes a long way!

This was my inspiration:
Lamps Plus Stratus Mirror Pebbles: Source
I started with an old oak mirror that was left from last year's bathroom remodel. I had spray painted this gold, but didn't think I could tape off the glass. I had aimed for the edges, ended up spraying it all and then had to scrape the spray paint off of the glass.

I laid out the glass pebbles on the gold frame, but decided to paint the frame with some liquid platinum leafing that I had left from another project. I thought this color would get me a little closer to the inspiration piece.

I added the larger glass pebbles by gluing on with Super Glue gel. I let the single larger pebbles hang over the edge and also glued in groups of 2 and 3. I tried to keep a random patter while spreading out the larger pebbles. I added the smaller pebbles, letting them hang over the edge and nestle together.
Here is a look at the detail while it is in process:

In reality, the finished mirror does not look like the inspiration piece because I didn't find little mirrors at the Dollar Tree. I think craft stores have the smaller mirrors, though, and that might be something to try another time. I really like the texture that I got from the glass pebbles.

CAUTION: Take care and use common sense in using this around small children. The pebbles seem well attached, but I am afraid that they could pop off and pose a choking hazard.

Nicole
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4 comments:

  1. I think the peebles look really sweet, they add a bit of fun to the mirror, great project :)

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  2. Thanks, Michelle - now I just have to decide where to put this.

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  3. I really like the look of the glass pebbles. They remind me of bubbles! You have a cute blog and some great projects. Happily following you via GFC and looking forward to what's next!

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  4. Thanks, Danni! If only the time available equaled the projects available in the house :)

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