Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.
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I hope you got a chance to read the post from my Old Florida Road Trip.
If you didn't...I just returned from a whirlwind tour of The Florida gulf coast-all the way south to Sanibel Island as well as New Orleans. I have been recapping all of the places we stopped along the way. Our theme in Florida was "Old Florida". No big theme parks, no chain restaurants..no crowds. We had a blast!!! If you missed it, I hope you will click the link....and then join me in the days to come for more of our Bloggeritaville roadtrip!
This week I have a guest post for Thrifty Thursday, it's Ginger from Cottage on Rosewood. I fell in love with her Sunburst Wine Barrel Mirror. So much so I asked her to share it here today with you. So without further ado, Here is Ginger....
"I have to say that by far these have been my favorite project. They have not been without some trial and error, but I’m loving the end result.
We started with an old weathered wine barrel that I had sitting in the shed. I bought it several years ago, not knowing at the time what I would end up using it for, but it was cheap at only $5 and I loved the patina of the wood. The first thing was to separate it and figure out how we would make it work.
As you can see, we ended up with a good size pile of the boards. The width of the boards varied and I kind of liked that look. The first thing we did was cut each board in half. I did this for two reasons, first, they were way too long and secondly, they tapered at each end and to get the look I wanted, I needed them to just be skinnier on one end. (that might make more sense in the later pictures)
After cutting each board in half, I laid out the first set of boards and used epoxy to adhere the first set of boards around the front of the mirror, gluing them directly to the mirror. I didn’t really measure, I just eye-balled it to get the look I wanted. We had to cut the last board to fit.
Once the front boards had been attached I liked it, but did not love it. After some thought, we decided to cut the extra boards in half lengthwise to make skinnier pieces to fill in between each of the front boards. We attached those to the back with the same epoxy. Oh and I almost forgot, I used frog tape to keep them straight and drinking glasses filed with beans and set them on the boards to hold them until the glue dried. This time though, we measured three inches from the end and used that line to line it up with the back of the mirror, so that we could keep the same distance around. When I flipped the mirror over to glue the back boards in place, I set the mirror on tope of a paint can to keep pressure off the front boards because the sort of bow out in the front. I hope this is all making sense because for the life of me, I cannot find the pictures I took of each step.
Once all of the epoxy had fully cured, I got the bright idea to use Disc Hangers so I could easily hang them on the wall. Little did I know, you can’t use them on mirrors. I did not see that little nugget of information on the package, but I attempted it and one stuck, but the other didn’t. I went to the website for more instructions to see if I had done something wrong. And, in fact, I had, I tried to attach them to mirror. So instead, we simply screwed to tiny screws into a board on each side of the mirror, connected them with wire and with that we were done.
Here they are, hung up in their new home and I couldn’t be happier. I should warn you, I am proud of these
and you are about to be hit with picture overload!
The gorgeous corbels above were purchased from this awesome blogger. She might have a few more, so hit here up if you’re interested. They are huge and chippy and old and gorgeous. I have other plans for them, but for now, I love them where they are.
The ONLY complaint I have is that I have not yet had time to get my armoire painted and I really really hate the orangey color in these pictures. Oh how I need like 5 more hours in a day.
I would love to hear what you think of our handiwork. I love them and get this, the entire project cost less than $25, including the glue. How’s that for a bargain?"
My sincere thanks to Ginger for sharing that! I hope you will drop by Ginger's blog and show her some Bloggeritaville love and tell her how great those mirrors are!
And for today's tablescape....Something Green for Spring!
Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch..
Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have thoroughly enjoyed you visit. Please use Mr. McLinky below to link up your blog. Please leave a comment after linking. I love to hear from you.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!
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