Guest Post {decorative mirror from a plate charger}

Angie's Mirror
easy mirror updateHello all!  My name is Angie with The Country Chic Cottage and I am thrilled Gail allowed me to guest post for her today.  I love taking thrift store cast offs and turning them into something that looked like it stepped outside of the home decor department.  My latest mirror from a plate charger is one example of this.  Read on to learn how I made this beauty for only $1.

First of all my inspiration.  I have seen tons of rope and woven mirrors around and have been in love.  I put together a little inspirational collage for y’all below.  I love each of these mirrors but some of the price tags are…let’s just say…out of my range.  So I went on a thrift store hunt.

 

 

textured mirror

Sources:  Zinc Door, Bixby and Ball, Kirklands, Pottery Barn
 

 

I found a woven plate charger at Goodwill for $1 and knew I could make it awesome.  I actually had a small mirror at home left over from another project.  These types of mirrors are only about $1 if you don’t have one at home.  Look at your local craft or dollar store to find one of your own.  
 

 

 

 

 

rattan plate charger mirror
My favorite adhesive for these types of jobs is E-6000.  I have not met anything this glue will not work on.

 

 

 

 

mirror plate charger
I applied the E-6000 according to the package directions and weighted down the mirror to dry.  I left my project to cure for a full 24 hours before touching it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plate charger mirror

Now here is a bit of an unconventional tip for you.  I have been using this method to hang plates on my walls for years and knew the same method would work for this mirror.  Just take a small piece of ribbon…

plate charger mirror

Then use your hot glue to adhere a loop to the back of your finished woven mirror.  It is simple, easy, inexpensive, and most importantly it works great.

hot glue loop hanging
All that was left was to hang it on the wall.
plate charger mirror
So simple yet amazingly gorgeous.  I love getting that big store look on a tiny budget.
plate charger mirror
Y’all come by the cottage anytime for a visit.  Be sure to follow me on facebook, twitter, or pinterest to keep up with all of my projects.  Love knock offs of the items in your favorite catalog?  Be sure to check out my page dedicated to knocking off hot store looks for less.  Thanks once again Gail for having me!
Angie—what a clever idea.  Oh, and you can’t beat that price. I can see these type of plate chargers could be plentiful at thrift stores because one or two have been lost.  I mean who wants ONE charger?  I love quick, easy AND cheap makeovers.  Thanks for showing us your wonderful project!
gail

 

 

 

 

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Gail Wilson is the hammer and drill behind My Repurposed Life. She is in the process of repurposing her life as she juggles all the responsibilities of running a home and a successful DIY blog. You can always count on Gail to give you the 411 on DIY on a budget.
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  1. So simple but looks just as nice as the expensive mirrors!! Great repurposing! xo caroline @ c.w.frosting

  2. I am so glad I happened upon you today! What a great blog! I would like to invite you to pop over and check out my little site. It is called Tootsie Time and I offer gardening , junkin and decorating posts. I am aching for spring, and have the itch to decorate almost all the time…lol
    If you would like to link into the Friday party, I’d love to have you flaunting your flowers and garden stuff with me too!
    For now,I will be snooping around in the rest of this blog…have a good on!
    Until Next Time…Happy Blogging!
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  3. Simple…yet elegant!

  4. Uh, fabulous! So simple with a big impact. Well done!
    Now following and looking forward to reading more.
    http://www.decoratevintage.blogspot.com

  5. I think I might have “only” one of these chragers myself. I might just make one of these. Great idea from Angie!

  6. Great idea and so quick and easy you made it look!

  7. I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been following you for several weeks and have learned so darn much! The other day I wanted to get something at a thrift store and my husband (ever the downer debbie) asked me WHAT I was going to do with it. I looked at him and completely seriously said, “I don’t know yet but I am positive that the lady at My Repurposed Life will have a post about it”. He shrugged and walked away – and did you? Heck yeah and when I was done it looked like million bucks!

  8. I love how you come up with these simple but really effective ideas! Great finished product at a fraction of the price!

  9. such a simple but great idea!

  10. Great project!

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