Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DIY Nautical Rope Mirror

I have been admiring several the nautical rope mirrors I  have been seeing on some of my favorite web sites. There is one in particular that caught my eye ,but I didn't like the price tag. I had an old mirror at home that was given to me that was doing nothing but collecting dust. My inspiration; This this mirror with  a price tag of $ 100.00. Anyone can make this mirror for a fraction of the cost.


  This is the mirror I have

Old and scratched,  and boring right? I really wanted to use the thick, grey, soft, nautical rope but I had trouble finding it here in town. I had some medium thickness Sisal rope and  decided to use that instead.

 What you will need:
Old or inexpensive mirror
 Sisal or Nautical rope
 Glue and Glue Gun
  Shells
  Starfish
  Sand Dollars
Spanish Moss { optional}





The only thing I needed was the starfish. cost: 15.59. There are 2 different type in the package. Speaking of which, I would like to talk to the person that decided to package these this way. Good grief it was a pain in the  butt just to get these things out of the netting!

 I just hot  glued the sisal all around the mirror. I made 6 passes. I was happy with the  width of the border. I added Spanish Moss that I already had cleaned, to soften it up a bit  and add some texture.



                                                   All the shells I  added are from my collection


                  I just kept adding shells until I was happy with the result. I didn't want  to overload it.




 This is how it turned out.




It took about 3 hours and a couple of burned fingers from the hot glue, but it was well worth it, and the cost.. of my mirror is.$ 15.59 { the cost of the starfish.} Versus 100.00

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14 comments:

Natasha Simpson * said...

Wow IMPRESSIVE!

Natasha

beachcomber said...

your mirror is really beautiful!! very clever. love the spanish moss in there.
cheryl x

Miss Char said...

Fabulous transformation, looks like something out of a designer showroom. Thanks for sharing.

Kindra said...

Visiting from the blog party...I am #635 and this would go great in my daughters bedroom that I featured and I have a mirror I could do this too as well. Thanks for the great idea1

CHH said...

Dear Linda,

I love it.

You're so talented.

Will it go in your entryway?

Best,

Coastal Blue Ocean

michelle said...

It turned out perfect!! I love the starfish that you added. I have been wanting to do something like this in our bathroom.
I love it!
Have a great day dear!!
xo

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I have been directed to your blog today as I have just published a post on natural elements from Ballard Designs (which includes a mirror). Your work is very impressive!

http://www.lminteriorsllc.blogspot.com

Love of the Sea said...

I think it came out just terrific. I gotta get some creativity going this weekend!!

Leigh said...

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Chrissie said...

Too cute! Better than the expensive one!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Oh, well done you clever woman! Love the style and texture and muted elegance. I have to make one now, you know that. Thanks for posting!

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Carmie of the Single Nester said...

So glad you found my blog so now I can read yours! I love how the mirror came out! Better than the expensive one.

abeachcottage said...

Your mirror turned out great and much cheaper too :) Thanks for linking to BC Good Life Wednesdays.