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Monday, June 22, 2015

Create Porch Decor

When I bought a mirror with a pretty blue frame at a garage sale for 50 cents I had plans to put it up in the girl's room. It would match the yellow one already in there quite well.

Plans change when the mirror got broken (shhhh...don't tell Joe about the seven years of bad luck!). I decided to re-purpose it into a craft for the porch.  
After buying the letter F at Wal-Mart for $1.95 I had Ben paint it grey with paint that we already had. Then I used yellow washi tape that I already had to make stripes. We Hubby then hung them separately on the siding. A very quick (less than an hour) and inexpensive (total was about $3) project!

Instead of throwing something away, look at the item in a different way to see what it could be turned into instead. You know, when life gives you lemons...make lemonade. Or when children brake mirrors, get creative... 
Edited to add: a close up of the letter for Gill who asked in the comments. Excuse the raindrops on the letter...we had a huge thunderstorm right before I snapped the photo.



  1. looks good, do you think you could take a photo of it closer up, so I can see what you did with the tape, please?

    1. I just added another photo to the post for you! Basically, I just added strips of tape in a somewhat even pattern to make it look like stripes...took about a minute to do so. I'm curious to see how it will hold up in the weather...with the huge thunderstorm we just had it is still sticking just fine. :)

    2. that's great, the detail on the mirror frame is really nice. Thank you for doing that for me.



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