I should be ashamed of myself. I have yet to post about pretty much anything that is holiday related.
Baby Jesus would be ashamed. (not really…don’t think He cares) Mary would definitely be ashamed. (also…exaggeration. Probably doesn’t care…but I like to think that maybe the virgin mother was a decorator at heart). Do you ever think about Mary? I mean…like more than just oh-the-mother-of-Jesus….but more as a pregnant chick who then had to ride a donkey into the next town? I always think…was she overdue? was baby Jesus early? was Mary huge? did she gain the recommended 35 lbs? did she drink while pregnant? on a grosser note, did she pass her plug or her water break while on the donkey? did someone bathe the donkey? was the manger show evidence of a birth? did they clean up the hay? what did they do with the placenta back then? All sorts of disgusting but important medical questions….
which leads me to my next point…this mirror…
So many folks asked me about the mirror in our little hall makeover that I knew it was of upmost vital importance that I post how it got a brand new life. My mom had this little painted dude…
Yeah. About 98% of that is not my style. I did like the little rivet texture on the ‘trim’ and the fact that it was round…but that’s about where the appeal ended. It actually reminded me of our old bathroom vanity paint job…what with the flowers and curly cues. I decided that I wanted it to be a little patterned…a little bold…so first thing I did was paint the trim black.
The paint was leftover from our front door makeover, so it was glossy and black and you can see where it really was very ‘textury’ where the little flowers and leafs used to live.
After picking out my fabric, I grabbed the Mod Podge and gave the entire inset area a good coating.
Then I laid the fabric on top and smoothed it as much as humanly possible. It stuck pretty well pretty fast. I then got to work with the trimming. I always start with cutting a big X in the middle.
Since it was so smooth, a little x-acto knife action did the trick. It took probably three or four passes on the same ‘line’ but eventually the knife could get a clean cut.
After it was all cut, I did another layer of Mod Podge and let that dry. If you dig the more ‘fabric’ feel, then I would skip this step but know that the fabric edges could fray if it was touched a lot.
Totally different now…
I also did this technique to a yard sale picture frame and it was so cute. The greatest thing is…you could do this project pretty much no cost.
Tomorrow…christmas. All Christmas. All over my house.