Here is our case study today - the $1 Yard Sale mirror. I think you can find a version of this at just about any yard sale. The question is what can we make of it? I am here to give you six great ideas of what you could do with a mirror like this to take it beyond just a mirror and into something else.
For starters - I spray painted the frame with a gloss black finish to serve as a neutral backdrop for all our ideas. So let's break it down shall we?
1. Make it into a Corkboard
Just a simple piece of cork and you can have a handy place to stick all your need to know information or inspirational ideas! You could also paint a stencil on it to make it even more snazzy!
2. Put a Great Piece of Fabric in it
Got an extra piece of fabric you love? Stick it in the frame and add some personalized color to your space! (This is some of the leftover fabric from my outdoor pillow project. I still LOVE the print!)
3. Turn it into a Chalkboard
I took out the back cardboard panel and sprayed it down with some cardboard spray paint! Now you can have a family message center or a kitchen menu board.
4. Decoupage some Scrapbook Paper into it
5. Turn it into a Tray for Candles
Leave it as a mirror but instead of hanging it - how about setting it flat and putting some tealights on it? I think this would look pretty on top of a dresser or on a bathroom vanity.
6. The idea YOU come up with (this is the best one!)
Seriously - I know looking at these basic ideas has to have your creative juice flowing!
What would you do with this mirror? Don't be shy - we all want you to share! Already done something similar? Link it up over on my Facebook Fan Page to share with the rest of us!