Hi Cottage Friends,
Several months ago, my blogger friend Kris of the blog Junk Chic Cottage revealed a fabulous vintage stacked mirror that she and Terry her handy, dandy hubby created by layering vintage picture frames and adding a mirror, which Terry cut to fit. When I saw the mirror it was love at first sight. Ooh, I just had to find a way to replicate that mirror!
So, I began the hunt in my favorite thrift stores to see what I could come up with to make my decor dream come true.
Truthfully, it wasn't as easy as I thought it might be. I found lots of frames, but none that were the right size or shape to fit together.
But then, one day when I wasn't really looking for frames, I found this mirror for $5.
I loved the style, but there was one problem with it. At some point the mirror backing had been scratched off, probably to add a decorative element -- perhaps a photo, or something like that. So, I started to look at options. Could I replace the mirror? Nope. Not without destroying the frame -- it's all heavily glued together. Could I repair the mirror? Not really. It's an expensive thing to have professionally done. DIYing didn't seem to be an option. Could I find a second mirror to glue over the existing mirror? I tried to find something, but nothing turned up.
I held it up and wondered if it would fit in the center of the first mirror. Hmmm. Maybe. At $2.99 I figured it was worth a try. If it didn't fit, I'd find a place for it somewhere.
I'll glue the mirror to the center and paint everything. Probably do a little distressing, because you know. . .that's what I do. Right?