DIY ROPE MIRROR
If you're like me, you might have a furnace room, closet or garage full of unwanted or unused decor pieces. Items you no longer like or need. You hold on to them, just in case. Or you might want to sell them one day or repurpose them. It's kinda fun to look through things once in a while, "almost" like you get to go shopping in your own home!
That was the case with this old, cheap dinged up mirror. It's been collecting dust for about 5 years in my basement. Last week I looked at it and thought it could be more useful to me with a coat of spray paint and a little rope hot glued on it!
So this is what I started with:
.....remember when everything we owned was "espresso" stained for a while there. I remember loving it and here I am today, hating it. So a little DIY to the rescue :)
Really easy and basic process. I simply masked off the mirror, sprayed it white. I figured some of the frame would show up through the rope and the edges would be exposed, so I wanted to get rid of that dark stain.
Then I just eyeballed the rope sizes and cut them. Hot glued the rope on in rows. Kinda just worked my way around until I thought it looked decent. Clearly, you could do this neater and tidier than I did!! But, I'm no perfectionist ;)
I have it sitting on my fireplace mantle for now. I'm constantly changing the mantle and shelves, so who knows how long it'll actually stay there, but I'm liking it there now!
This idea could be used to update little picture frames, wrap bottles, create a collection of different sized mirrors, etc..... I think it's a sweet way to add a natural texture and create a bit of a beachy feel - my favourite!