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Creative Thursday--Re-purpose a mirror

 ...from the life of Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Last summer I decided to repaint and redo our bedroom. I have the furniture I bought with my first teaching paycheck. I spent hours after school sanding and staining a lot of wood. The dresser was popular style back then, the one that had a hutch top complete with shelves and small drawers. 

When it was time to put the room back together I realized I didn't want the big bulky look any longer. So I stowed the hutch top in an extra room. Months had gone by and I still had it, what should be done with it? 

I loved the mirror. I decided I could keep it. So Paverman took it all apart for me. And still it sat. It was pretty cold here one day so I suggested we burn the parts I didn't want. We did. One of the warmest fires we've had!

It was finally time to start re-purposing it, after all I've been watching HGTV and The Nate Show long enough to know how.

You can see the old dark stain and where the molding was removed. I used Rustoleum white spray paint. Even with the garage door open the fumes were strong.

Cutting the rope was super easy--for me. Paverman did the hard work.

Check out those hands. They can do anything! 

The corners turned out nice and I like the mirror with the rope. We nailed--okay, I didn't, Paverman used the nailgun to attach the rope.

But I did paint!

Now I need to get it  hung. "Oh Paverman? What are you doing tonight?"

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