Estate Sale Find Makeover…

I just can’t help myself.

Even old and gaudy mirrors deserve to see another day.


I gave the frame a paint job.

Next, I replaced the mirror (because I broke it) with some cork board.

Lastly, I covered it with an old burlap potato sack.

Finally, a confined space to clutter up with scraps of paper that I will never look at.

Comments

  1. You are amazing! Can our next VT appointment be you helping me with decorating?

  2. Now the only thing missing is some black marker designs from the little ones! Can’t wait for the final result!

  3. I just love your peeking in on your blog and seeing all of your creative masterpieces. If only we lived near you, I would hire you to do about 50 projects for me!

  4. Oh my gosh, you are so talented! You did a great job at enrichment last night. You had tons of great ideas I am going to have to use!

  5. Congrats on being published on D*S! That’s how I found your blog. I wanted to do this same idea for my sister’s room but wasn’t sure how to go about doing it. Where did you find the cork and how did you attach it? Instructions would be greatly appreciated :o) Thanks!

  6. Super cute, Michelle! You’re so talented at home improvement and decor, I’m not surprised you’re on Design Sponge! Congratulations!!

  7. Amnah-
    I first took the backing off the mirror and then removed the mirror from the frame. I then used the original backing to be the backing for my cork board. I found 12X12 cork tiles at Target that I just cut to shape and pieced together. I glued them down on the backing. I then covered the cork with burlap (you could used any fabric of your choice) and stapled it taut to the other side of the backing. I put the frame back on with finishing nails and voila! Email me your project when completed…I’d love to see it. Good luck!

  8. This is SO adorable I had to repost on my blog…do you mind?!?! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  9. Love this and love your blog! I have a TON of frames that I am trying to figure out what to do with them all…from chalkboards to pin boards…I just can’t decide! Anyhow, love the crispness of the linen/burlap with the white on this one. Lovely…be sure to visit my spot when you get a moment! Have a rockin’ Wednesday night and a totally awesome Thursday! hee, hee!

    -Kennesha
    http://www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

  10. Love this and love your blog! I have a TON of frames that I am trying to figure out what to do with them all…from chalkboards to pin boards…I just can’t decide! Anyhow, love the crispness of the linen/burlap with the white on this one. Lovely…be sure to visit my spot when you get a moment! Have a rockin’ Wednesday night and a totally awesome Thursday! hee, hee!

    -Kennesha
    http://www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

  11. Love this and love your blog! I have a TON of frames that I am trying to figure out what to do with them all…from chalkboards to pin boards…I just can’t decide! Anyhow, love the crispness of the linen/burlap with the white on this one. Lovely…be sure to visit my spot when you get a moment! Have a rockin’ Wednesday night and a totally awesome Thursday! hee, hee!

    -Kennesha
    http://www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

  12. Love this and love your blog! I have a TON of frames that I am trying to figure out what to do with them all…from chalkboards to pin boards…I just can’t decide! Anyhow, love the crispness of the linen/burlap with the white on this one. Lovely…be sure to visit my spot when you get a moment! Have a rockin’ Wednesday night and a totally awesome Thursday! hee, hee!

    -Kennesha
    http://www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

  13. Love this and love your blog! I have a TON of frames that I am trying to figure out what to do with them all…from chalkboards to pin boards…I just can’t decide! Anyhow, love the crispness of the linen/burlap with the white on this one. Lovely…be sure to visit my spot when you get a moment! Have a rockin’ Wednesday night and a totally awesome Thursday! hee, hee!

    -Kennesha
    http://www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

  14. Love this and love your blog! I have a TON of frames that I am trying to figure out what to do with them all…from chalkboards to pin boards…I just can’t decide! Anyhow, love the crispness of the linen/burlap with the white on this one. Lovely…be sure to visit my spot when you get a moment! Have a rockin’ Wednesday night and a totally awesome Thursday! hee, hee!

    -Kennesha
    http://www.menmyhouseblog.blogspot.com

  15. Ooh, I love this idea. I just jumped over here from Design Mom (congrats on the win — my new little baby may live his life naked for the first few months, but still I am happy for you). I find your blog really refreshingly funny and creative. I’ll be back.

  16. I love this project and I love your den/office area. It has inspired me to tackle my office area in hopes that it will be as cute and organized as yours! My I repost this project on my bolg?

  17. Amy,
    Thanks for your compliment! If only I could keep it looking TOTALLY organized all the time. I’d be flattered to have you repost my project! Thanks!

  18. I love it! Very creative!That’s actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

  19. I bought myself white spray paint the other day so I could emulate your gorgeous mirror/dashboard. I would never have thought of doing that.
    I have study/spare room i’ve been wanting to decorate for awhile. I wanted a sharp grey with white and never had the courage to do it. Your bedroom shows it works great.
    Do you use feng shui in your colours and your designs?

  20. Just discovered your blog today and I’m in LOVE! You have a great sense of style and oh .. so crafty!

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  22. I have that exact frame with the broken mirror! It’s just waiting for your do-over. Great room, I am also inspired to tackle my sewing room!

  23. Hi Michelle,
    Quick question, what is the knob you used to hang the board on? Is that a door knob re-purposed as a hanging device? Please give details. Thank you!

  24. Leanna,
    “Knob” is actually just a finnial of sorts. It something normally used next to a window or door to swag drapes back on so they are out of the way. Not sure if there is an official term for it. Hope that helps.
    Thanks!

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