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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{The Ugly Duckling}

I am not much of a DIY-er; however, I am excited to share this project with you!  I found this beautiful mirror that I needed wanted, but couldn't afford it.  I decided to put my brain to use and came up with the following! :)

The Inspirational Piece:  $599.

This is how it all started . . .

I found this ugly clock on clearance @ Hobby Lobby for $5.99 - nothing special about it. 

You all know about priming and spray painting so I won't bore you with that, but this is how it looked after priming it:

I left my project unattended in the garage for a couple of months and finally decided to finish it.  I took another trip to Hobby Lobby and bought a cheap mirror for under $7 (the kind used to put pillar candles on) and an 8" round wood embroidery hoop for under $2 from Michael's.  I glued the hoop to the back of the mirror and the "face" of the clock so that the mirror sticks out. :)

Here's my finished product and best of all, I spent under $20.  I am still not done with it, but I couldn't wait to share it with you!  I will be adding a little bit of rub and buff.

My DIY Mirror:  Approximately $20

(I need to hang my no attention to the "naked" window)

What do you think of my mirror - not bad compared the $600 mirror, huh?

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  1. This is a great transformation! Love the wonders of spray paint!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

  2. brilliant idea!! visiting from the linky party at coastal charm!

  3. Wow, I never would have thought to transform a clock into a mirror, lovely idea! Looks like a million bucks! Great job! xo ~Liz

  4. Sandra what a WONDERFUL idea!! Love it lady and thanx so much for stopping by and your sweet comments! I am your newest follower!

  5. I believe you now qualify as a DIY'er! I'm impressed and so excited that you shared this at my "Meet Me Monday" linky party! It is so nice for everyone to meet you! Hope to see you next Monday! Love, Me

  6. You did a great job! I think it looks better than the expensive one. Just lovely.

    Have a great weekend.


  7. Hi Sandra,
    Thanks for the sweet comment. Lovin' that mirror...xo ~Liz

  8. Sandra ... you did a FABULOUS job !! Your mirror is gorgeous, and I'm truly impressed !! It looks wonderful in your beautiful space, too. And, THANK YOU for your kind comments about my Fall mudroom and new kitchen shelves ... you're comments are always so sweet and appreciated very much. Have a great evening. xo

  9. Hi Sandra! You did a great job! The mirror looks beautiful! I look forward to following your blog :)


  10. How cool! What a great find!


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