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.

I am linking up at
The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party
Primp's Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Linky Party
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays link party


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

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

  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!

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



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