Saturday, January 8, 2011

Distressed Scrapbook Mirror

I started on this a few weeks ago, not really knowing where I wanted it to go. You see, a few years back I purchased one of those decorate it yourself mirrors at Micheals. It's basically been sitting in a drawer in my room for years now. So I decided it was time to do something with it. I didn't know what I wanted, but I figured I'd just start somewhere and see where it took me.

I started by taking out the mirror part and painting the whole thing a bluish color. I thought about maybe painting some design or something on it, but found some cute scrapbook paper I thought would look good.

So I carefully cut out some of the scrapbook paper I'd chosen to fit the mirror. This was pretty tough. I didn't want overlapping seams so I had to carefully cut out the center. Then I mod-podged it on. I thought about adding more stuff but decided to leave it as it is. So it's not so cluttered. So then I also mod-podged the entire thing.

The last thing I did was attack it with some sandpaper. Just to distress it up a bit.

And here it is... My quick and easy distressed scrapbook mirror :)

A close up of some of the paper:

And a somewhat blurry photo of the distressing:

I'm thinking this would be great to put in my locker at work.

Speaking of work, I'm really excited about starting on Monday. It's just general orientation on Monday. You know, getting the name badge. How to use the name badge. How much it costs to get a new name badge. What to do in an emergency. Filling out so much paperwork my hand falls off. Yea, that kind of stuff.

But Tuesday is clinical orientation. I even get to wear my scrubs! Well pants anyways. I have to get my top from the hospital- security reasons. This makes sure that nobody can just walk in in scrubs and impersonate hospital personnel. Pretty smart if you ask me. So my baby blue pants and a white shirt it is for me!

Then I guess after that, I'll actually start with my preceptor (someone I'll work with and shadow mostly for my 14 weeks of orientation. They help me acclimate to the unit). I'm really excited!

So I hope you have a great week!


Kim said...

Very cute, nice job!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Congratulations on the new job and the cute project. It will add a fun bit of color to your work locker.

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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I like it! Turned out great and nice it was so easy.

AmieAnn said...

Good luck at your new job! Love the mirror.. it would be soo cute in your locker and a constant reminder that at the end of a bad day .. you get to go home and get CRAFTY! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

How very cute, I have been wanting to do something like this, yours turned out great!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

cute idea. Love the simplicity. Come link up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions sometime.

Young and Crafty said...

Super cute mirror! Love the paper!

Thanks for linking up to SS!

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Lisa said...

This is really pretty and much nicer than anything you'd find in a store! Great job!

PartyMom said...

What a cute frame! I'm so horrible at cutting straight this is seriously impressive in my book!

Lauren said...

Fantastic idea! I think this would make a great gift for a high school grad going away to college. A mirror they could bring to the dorms for their room. Saw your post over at the Glam Party.

Scrappy Gifts said...

Fun project! Great idea to put it into your locker. I'm thinking of making a mirror soon too. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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