Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday and a home for my shell mirror

I hope everyone have a fun Super bowl Sunday. We will be with a group of friends at a Super bowl party, we do this every year and it's lots of fun!  It has been so called here in New York that I have not gone out of my house unless it was absolutely necessary.  I really don't like the cold weather!  Since I am stuck inside,  I have been finishing up some loose ends around my house.  I am still working on my daughter's dresser, hope to be finished in a few days.

Meanwhile, one of the things I love to do is make seashell mirrors... I am always on the beach searching for seashell treasures when the weather permits of course,  so I can incorporate them in my mirrors and my shell projects, it is one of my favorite pastimes.  I made this shell mirror using some of my gathered shells from our beach and store bought shells.  

 



























I start off with 24" X 24"X1/2" piece of plywood, then paint the board white and glue on black felt for the back, I also add hangers on the back to hang before I start gluing the shells on the board.  I recommend using mirror adhesive to attach the mirror on to the board, I wouldn't be comfortable using any other type of glue to attach the mirror.  



Placing each unique shell on the right spot to create the mirror is really a fun, creative process.



And here it is, encrusted with beautiful shells, I love it!  I'm not the only one who loved it, my mother came over and also fell in love with it.  My mother's birthday was coming up and the mirror found its way into her house.  She placed it over a mirrored console table I had bought for her from Kirkland's and this little area in her home is now named "Sherry's corner".  




Doesn't it look so pretty?  These pictures are not the best, it looks fantastic in person!

Have a great day!

Sherry

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8 comments:

  1. So pretty! I made a similar mirror last year, I added some pearls and stones as well. you did great job dear :)

    Khadija
    http://creativekhadija.com/

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    1. Sounds pretty with pearls and stones!

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