I used to have three of the sweetest mirrors on the wall in my bathroom. I purchased them on one of my virtual thrifting jaunts several years ago. Unfortunately, someone knocked into one of them at a party and it broke. I looked for replacements, but that set was one of a kind and I couldn't find anything in the same vein.
Then one day at the craft store, I came across these unpainted, wooden picture frames on sale for .79 each. I loved the pretty scroll work and the price, so I grabbed them and figured I would make my own mirror set.
Once I took them home and painted them, however, I realized that I liked their shape and the contrast of the red against the pure white paint so much, that I left them alone. They add an elegant architectural feature to the wall. I love their simplicity and the way they look in the reflection of the large mirror, as well.
Want the same look?
Well, you're in luck. There are no DIY skills required for this one and it cost me less than three bucks. If you don't have paint or a brush, it may cost you five.
If you cannot find the same frames, you can get the look by using any pretty picture frames and you can paint them whatever color compliments your own décor.
I'm a messy painter...very hands on.
I did not prime my pieces, I used plain old acrylic craft paint in white and a foam brush. I applied two coats of white. When they were dry I hung them on the wall. There were already three nails in my wall from the old mirrors, but they are so light, a few finishing nails is all you'll need. I just fed the nail through one of the scrolls.
In the future if I get bored, I could add mirrors, photos, floral prints, fabric or even words. For now though, I adore my simple shapes.
Empty, they make a very dramatic statement and fit in tight spaces.
They truly are Exquisitely Unremarkable.
What do you think, too plain for your taste or just right?
Looking for more wooden crafts? How about my easy wooden signs?
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