Embellishing Old Mirrors

November 30th, 2008 in blog, member junk     
catbishop catbishop, member
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Here's something you can do to snazz up old mirrors and use up vintage trinket collections. This old mirror was left in my circa 1930 house, i embellished it with a vintage gold frame and old metal praying hands. It hangs in an entryway nook in my house.

The other one has all kinds of stuff on it, old fat ceramic robin, vintage coins and postage stamps under glass, old jewelry etc.


Pattern or design used: My own design - cat bishop
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, artwork, eclectic, funky, glass, country, whimsical, fun, house wear, chic, mirror, european, ceramic, 30s, 40s

Comments (10)

monakent writes: Went to Google and typed in "Marine Goop" and quite a number of sites popped up. It appears you can purchase Marine Goop at Kmart as well as order on-line.

Also, Gorilla Glue has come out with an epoxy that looks promising. Posted: 7:54 am on March 25th
catbishop writes: Thank you, Thank you ladies!

missenorita I made these years ago and back then I used Marine Goop on everthing and it's worked really well. I'm not sure if they still make it but i've had some trouble with other Goop brands and think maybe they changed the formula. If anyone knows of a foolproof glue let me know! Posted: 1:48 pm on December 2nd
missenorita writes: I love this! Im curious about what did you used to make the hands stick. Posted: 3:36 pm on December 1st
CottageElements writes: Cat, I particularly love the shape of the first mirror. How fortunate you were that it was left there for you. Never thought to embellish with a frame within the mirror. Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 12:01 am on December 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Cat - You chose the perfect additions for the mirror in the first photo. When plain, it's shape says religion or spirituality to me. Therefore, you embellished it beautifully.

It's fun seeing what you come up with in your posts! Glad to have you.

Candy Posted: 9:44 pm on November 30th
Chovey writes: Wow! I love these! Esepecially the praying hands thing! You've given me creative incentive!!
cynthia Posted: 6:07 pm on November 30th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

Our 2nd member feature today is Catbishop Here are a couple of great ideas for embellishing old mirrors provided from one of our newer members. These are really wonderful...thanks so much for sharing such clever ideas with us Cat!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:03 pm on November 30th
catbishop writes: Thanks LuAnn, I love what you are doing with old windows.

Thanks Sue, This site is fun and inspirational, thank you for starting it.

Cat Posted: 11:55 am on November 29th
suewhitney writes: Hi Catbishop. These are amazing. Love, love, love! Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:27 am on November 29th
LuAnn writes: I really like the look of the made frame around the mirror. What a cleaver idea. I really do like what you do with found objects--all these one of a kind art pieces. You certainly do good work!

LuAnn Posted: 8:29 pm on November 28th
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