January 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
DejaVu DejaVu, member
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This would be a great frame even if you just gave it a coat of paint.  Why not think outside the frame.  This frame was in a heap outside of a house being cleaned out (usually a treasure-torve). Having no shame I dove right in and rescued this frame.

Awhile back I picked up an out of style and much to large leather coat. Determined to do something different with this wonderful frame. I decided to wrap it in leather, the coat leather was supple enough to make it easier to work with and form to the frame.

Then I had a mirror cut to fit.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (18)

freelanddana writes: first I was looking at the pic before enlarging it and I thought, before reading, how did she get that dryer vent hose to look like leather LOLOL! What a cool idea. What kind of glue/spray did you use to attach it. I would think it would have to be a slower drying adhesive so you could work with it. It is awesome, looks like a high-end piece you would see in a magazine. Posted: 6:15 pm on November 29th
Lovingmylife writes: HOW BEAUTIFUL! Posted: 11:31 pm on January 13th
MimiToria writes: This is fabulous. This is something that my mother-in-law would do, as she always thinks outside of the box. This is vey creative and a fresh idea as Sue mentioned. Great job!
Gretchen Posted: 11:05 am on January 23rd
suewhitney writes: Now this is a fresh idea. cool! Wow!

Take care,

Posted: 12:52 am on January 23rd
paisleypenguin writes: Wow, amazing. This is so very awesome and so hard to believe it's not piece of leather! Posted: 11:45 pm on January 22nd
roadtriplouise writes: This is amazing. How did you ever think to do this. Great work. Ann Posted: 10:43 pm on January 22nd
DownHomeDIY writes: This project just blows we away. Absolutely fantastic.
~MB Posted: 9:45 pm on January 22nd
DejaVu writes: Thanks everyone for the Koo-dos!
I used contact cement to glue the leather down. The process was slow because once you make contact you're committed. Posted: 9:42 pm on January 22nd
MelHow writes: Very edgy looking - seems like it would be a trick to work out unless you found the groove and knack... Posted: 9:39 pm on January 22nd
sistersjunk4fun writes: Really a beautiful piece and the unusual grooves of the frame add to the finished look with the leather. Stunning!! Posted: 9:29 pm on January 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: This is absolutely amazing. A high-end furniture store would have a leather mirror priced at $500.00+ and you found it in the trash. I’ve seen leather coats at flea markets for $10.00 and it never entered my mind to do something like this. Posted: 9:14 pm on January 22nd
nmtraveler writes: Great Job--Love the mirror Posted: 9:03 pm on January 22nd
csudderth writes: Wow-this is fantastic. How did you form the leather to the frame? Is it glued?
Christy Posted: 8:26 pm on January 22nd
DejaVu writes: Thanks,
No it wasn't one piece. The trick was to join the pieces in the groves so it wouldn't be so noticeable. The leather was very supple so it wasn't to difficult. Posted: 8:14 pm on January 22nd
irishrovr writes: Very, very nice! Was this all one piece? If it wasn't you did a great job matching it up so the joins don't show! Posted: 8:05 pm on January 22nd
DejaVu writes: Thanks for the encouragement, Georgia!

DejaVu Posted: 7:50 pm on January 22nd
georgiamoon writes: NO WAY! I Can NOT believe that you covered this frame with leather! It is fantastic. What can I say... simply amazing. It looks like something that you would pay big bucks for in a store. GOOD JOB! Georgia Posted: 7:34 pm on January 22nd
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