hope to save this old mirror. It was hanging on my knee wall in the attic for 25 years, took it down 2 years ago and its been sitting behind my buffet unit, just waiting for me to toss it, but I forgot about it.
so I decided to get some ply, build a frame, and tile the frame, then put a cherry hardwood border around outside and inside.
I figured someone in my family could use a huge 3x4 foot mirror, larger with the tile and wood frame.(36x54)
I don't own a tile saw, so I had to buy tiles that not only were inexpensive, but exactly square then figure out without cutting tiles, get it to exact size with only cutting the mesh back. Heres where I am so far. Will hopefully get some grout on tomorrow.
thought Id get to it all today, but I had to go pick up my sons flooring and then deliver it to him so he didn't have to pay for shipping.
and ofcourse, while at his house, I got a huge project drawn up for a September start.
And on the way home, from his house, my lovely wife had me running all over the place, michaels, joanns, looking for a light box for tracing designs on fabric.(the woman has officially become addicted to quilting)
cheapest one we found was 109 dollars. What! she wanted something today to start working with, and it was too hot to work out there at 4 pm.
For just one project now?when I got home, went behind my shed, I had a whole bunch of glass shelving from my old store, something else I salvaged for future projects which I never got too. (sititng outside for 5 years)this is a temp build, eventually I will purchase a better light and make a nice box for her.
Took some pieces of ply, most of it extra leftover cut offs, and in 15 minutes, I came up with a box with a light, and she says it works perfectly. Saved 120 dollars with 15 minutes of work.
I guess I was thinking outside the box, or maybe inside the box, or just about the box?
not sure how much further I will get on the mirror in the near future, my son has to redo laminate flooring the entire basement, and do some wall repairs, moldings, all of which I will assist him.
He keeps me busy.