I'll start off by saying, I feel a little out of my league, getting to post on Vicki's blog- when I barely consider myself a "creator" in comparison to her and the other guest bloggers. However, it's an honor- and I have a pretty cool project to share!
For starters, I'm the girlfriend of Vicki's son, Jarad. Jarad and I have been "featured" a few times here and there on this blog, so you might recognize me! I've known Vicki since I was 14 (and I'm 25 now), we joke about the times in high school when I'd come over and nap on Vic's couch, even when Jarad wasn't there- that should tell you, in case you ever wondered, she has ALWAYS been this sweet!!
So as you might know, Jarad and I bought a house last March and the last 9 months have been FULL of projects. Luckily, Jarad and I strive on projects, we joke that most couples do dinner and a movie for a date, we do "pizza and a project" haha - Most of our projects have been out in our shop, trying to get things comfy and ready for winter. But, I started a project in the house recently as well- and that's what I'm going to share with you!
Since I forgot to take "before" pictures because I got so excited to just dig in- I'll try to describe what I started with- the picture below is our sun room and if you notice on the left hand side, there is a inset area with a light and a picture in it, right above the table. We didn't realize there was a picture there because when we moved in it was covered in mirrors with gold paint, very 70's looking, on top of the mirrors were little shelves, which were poorly hung. The only reason this bothered me as much as it did, is because the rest of the entire house is remodeled and very up to date- but this room was still very dated and I was determined to fix that!
So, I pulled the shelves and mirrors off the wall, and found that a wallpapered mural was behind them, quite a surprise! The sticky tape that the people before us used to attach the mirrors had ruined the picture, but at one time, I could see this room being very nature/woodsy and I liked the feeling of that.
Of course this is ont he shop floor, and in the process of finishing all our other projects, it sat there for a little longer than I had hoped, and I'm sure I don't have to explain that mirrors on a shop floor are guaranteed to get kicked. Well one got stepped on and I accidentally kicked another one, so my original art, continued to change over time :) I used double sided foam tape and super glue to get the mirrors to stay on a piece of wood. Here is the back of it -
Jarad put screws in the top of the wood piece and we used extra strong wire to attach, then we put two screws in the middle of the area and hung it!
I Hope my Reuse of Reflection, inspires you to create, or even better REcreate! Enjoy your Day!!