Monday, January 4, 2010

Pier 1 Mirror Revamp/Restoration/Reawesomified

Its been a while since I posted any home projects so here's a mini project that took a surprisingly long time to be completed:

I've always loved this Pier One mirror but its $150 price tag cut me to the core. Luckily I know about this small website called Craigslist where people with patience (plus fast internet AND reliable transportation) can find all sorts of stuff for way cheap! I nabbed this mirror for $20. The catch? Yep, it had a small crack at the bottom.

After much deliberation (I thought about and dismissed etching creams, stencils, stickers, stained glass paint, prayer, the force of my will, etc) I settled on using flat beads (on sale for $1.50 at Michael's) for much needed camouflage.

First I tried Glue Dots (about $4) since the beads are small and the packaging claims it can affix glass to glass without issue.

Packaging LIES! I spent all week listening to beads clatter off glass and down the wall until I finally pulled all the remaining beads off.

I went back to Michael's (Yep this is Trip #3 for 1 project) and picked up Platinum Bond Glass and Bead Adhesive (about $4). It worked!

I love the extra-retro funky feel the beads give the mirror...and of course its price tag ;)

I am participating in Trash to Treasure
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28 comments:

Mrs. Petrie said...

Ooh, it looks beautiful! The mirror looks like it cost a mint and I'm impressed at the low price you got it for. (BTW, I've had terrible luck with glue dots due. Now I just rely on the glue gun.)

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

**Purrrrr** I love me some Pier 1. I was lucky enough to run into a thrift store one day where a Pier 1 had emptied out their overstock. I got a $180 mirror for about $60! Your Pier 1 knock-off turned out great!

somedaycrafts said...

Wow! Those just add an extra touch that makes them so beautiful!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a great way to hide a crack!! Love the mirror! Sorry you had trouble with the different glues- it is hard figuring out which one will work sometimes!

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-wow, you made it look gorgeous, well done indeed!

Treasia Stepp said...

Gorgeous. It turned out stunning. I love this.

Chad and Kristen @ The Tomato Vine said...

Great job reawsomifying! Crack, what crack?

Its So Very Cheri said...

I Love the mirror Anny. You did the perfect cover up, it is fabulous.

I know you originally participated in the Knock Off Parties and it is fine that you used that button but I changed the theme of this party and the new button is on my side wall, the Monday party is called Its So Very Creative (still covers Knock Offs but adds in other creative avenues as well), Wed is Celebrate the Holidays and on Fridays we do the Home Tours. If you could grab the new buttons for your posts-just so people don't get confused that would be great.

Thanks for the info on Swagbucks.com, so you have only done a couple of searches a day and still earned money just doing your searches through them? I am constantly doing searches. How long have you been with them? I am interested to see how it works. Prince Charming is always skeptical-so it is always fun when something turns out GREAT-makes him a little less sketical.
Thanks for posting to th party.
Cheri

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love it love it love it! Very cool idea to disguise an imperfection. Thanks for linking up!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Oooo, very pretty and glamorous!!

Connie said...

Fabulous idea! Funky and Cool at the same time.

Tiffany said...

Yea! I love the beads, it adds a lot to an already gorgeous mirror! Nice work on the re-do, and for snagging such a great deal on it! Thanks for sharing with me, and for adding my button! Loves!-Tiff

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

"reawesomeified" indeed :) LOVE your contribution to the mirror.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

Stephanie Lynn said...

It's stunning~ I love the bling it bring to the mirror. Great find and fabulous fix!

Sarah said...

Wow! I love that! It's gorgeous! Well done :)

deborah said...

Clever girl, we LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, Deborah & Hubs

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful!!! Very creative solution. :) You should link this up as a "solution" to my Decorating Dilemmas party on the 13th. :) Great job!

Sherry@No minimalist here said...

What a great way to disguise a cracked mirror and the beads give it your own personal touch. Love it!

Dee said...

I love it...and I totally suck at CraigsList. I never "see" anything good! Super-fabulous!!

meohmyoh said...

This is SERIOUSLY awesome. And now I am going to scour craigslist for the same mirror so I can totally bite your idea ;]

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I love the extra sparkle that you added!

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

It looks AWESOME!

Ikea has a similar mirror, so maybe people can pick it up for cheap and then glue flat beads on there

Linda said...

Sooooo PRETTY...I just LOVE it!!!! Hope you have a FUN weekend...try to stay warm in this COLD COLD weather. LOOK...a new follower:)

Blessings,
Linda

Its So Very Cheri said...

You've been featured. Go check it out.

Cheri

Embellished Bayou said...

I love this idea! I have this same mirror, it was on sale when I bought it plus I got some extra $$ off because it had a few chips in the corners, I think I paid $60 for mine, so you really got a deal!

Jen said...

What did we do before craigslist? Oh, nothing. I would have been deterred from buying a cracked mirror, but you made it work. I'm featuring you at my Penny Pinching Party tomorrow.

Lovely Little Nest said...

That is a fabulous idea! It looks like you bought it that way :)