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Details: Mirror, Mirror

Do you remember the mirror I had behind my desk?

I bought it at a garage sale for a dollar and loved the round shape, but not really the scrolls all around.  For a long time, I had visions of collecting driftwood and making something similar to this one that west elm used to sell:

But I just didn’t get around to it.  Then, while browsing at Home Depot one day I saw a pile of awesome colored rope and decided that I would put rope round the mirror instead!  I chose a pinky orange color that was flecked with yellow and black because I didn’t want it to stand out too much.

I started by spray painting the edge of the mirror, since I wanted to start wrapping the rope where the scrolls started.  The overspray scraped easily off the mirror.

Next, I just started hot glueing the rope tightly around the mirror until I covered all of the scroll.

I love the result, but I learned that it probably would have been easier with a thinner rope, because ‘hiding’ the start and finish were a little tricky with such thick rope.  The whole mirror also feels a lot bigger, but I like the modern and industrial feel of it.

Anyone else been amazed at the cool colors ropes come in? Any fun projects going on?  I am about to try my hand at macrame, since I am truly a child of the 70s.