Thursday, September 27, 2012

Not For Sale!

I love selling my thrift & garage sale finds, but once in a while I just can't part with something.  A prime example is this beveled mirror that has been separated from it's family.  It appeared to be the side of a three part mirror from some fabulous old piece of furniture.
Notice the left side...
Now, notice the equal sides!

new edge 
I used a hand saw (not jig) and power sander to achieve an equal scallop that I simply "eyeballed" on with a Sharpie!  Old English furniture stain gave the fresh cut wood a weathered look.  The wood was very hard.  I decided to keep the finish "as is" since it kind of appeals to me & it's so unevenly worn.

 Can you guess what I paid for it?
Ok, enough teasing.
I paid....
drumrole please..
four dollars
HA! I know!
You gotta love garage sales!
The mirror was falling out & I had to add cardboard layers between it & the thin wood backing to ensure it wouldn't shift & slide.  Lots of extra screw were added because the wood was so hard, staples wouldn't even penetrate!
 lovely bevels
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  1. What a steal! Very nice mirror. Lucky You!

  2. What a great deal!!! Love the rustic feel of this ( restoration hardware maybe? )
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