Friday, October 29, 2010

DIY Project

From time to time I will spot something in a store or online and I think to myself, "I could make that on my own if I gave it a shot." I love doing crafts and I really wish I could just stay at home all day and be crafty....maybe one day.

Last year my Mom and I visited the Hickory Furniture Mart. If you're in the market for nice furniture (not Rooms to Go quality, I'm talking about really good quality furniture) you should visit this place. It's a combination of around 100 furniture outlets stores, shops and galleries. During our visit we came across these great mirrors that we both loved.

Only problem? They were priced at $150 per mirror. $300 for two mirrors? I think that's a little pricey and after I took a good look at them I didn't see why I couldn't make one on my own. For my first attempt I was on the hunt for a cheap case this turned into a disaster! Luckily I found one at Home Goods for $9.99. Then I was off to AC Moore to buy a stencil and some paint. It really was a simple project and I think the final product turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.

As you can see, the stencil I used was reversed from the ones we saw at the furniture mart. The stencils they used were a little more detailed, so maybe I'll give that a try next time. So here is a little encouragement to attempt a new craft!

1 comment:

  1. great idea! I bet you could also use one of those wall stencils they sell and just stick it on the mirror.