Monday, October 1, 2012

Pirate Rope Mirror

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  Ours was full of family adventures with a trip to a local 'big truck' show for the kiddos, a visit to a fun castle playground and a dinner at the beach.  Now that the weekend is over, it's back to the daily grind with work, school and Mom taxi services to all of the activities we signed up for this fall.  The time continues to fly by...I can't believe it's October already.  According to Lucky, October is the best month ever, which means her birthday is approaching in the next few weeks:).

Happy October to you!  

Here's a little project I worked on a couple weeks ago:

It's a nautical rope mirror for Charm's Room, which adds to a few other pirate items that were already in his room!

I made it using a Nate Berkus tutorial from The Nate Show and these items:

A 16" diameter mirror from Joann's, a 18" cardboard like wreath form from Michael's, some rope from Lowe's and some twine I had on hand (not pictured).  The total cost for the materials (using coupons) was under $15.  You could also just add rope to a mirror you already own or a Goodwill mirror would work too:)!  Also, in Nate's tutorial, they used a simple piece of cardboard cut in a circular shape instead of the wreath form, but I didn't have a piece of cardboard the right size needed and even if I did, I didn't want to have to pull out a huge compass or plate or round object/s to make the circle shapes and then cut them out.  The wreath form seemed sturdier and easier, and was worth the $3 or so that it cost.

This project required lots of hot glue and a little patience.  I added rope to the sides of the mirror for a more finished look.  The top loop on the mirror was created by simply making a loop with the rope and gluing it down.  The end pieces were covered by wrapped twine, and then the mirror was hot glued to the back.  

Here are some finished pictures of the mirror hanging in Charm's closet:

I love it!  The quality of the mirror given the inexpensive starting materials is quite impressive in person, in my opinion.  If I ever start selling my work, this would be an item I'd offer and be proud to sell:)!

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  1. Christina @ Floridays MomJanuary 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    I realize this is an older post but I've been looking around a different rope mirrors people have made and I wanted to let you know how gorgeous yours turned out. Lots of them I've seen just don't look finished. Beautiful work!

  2. This turned out amazing! It's exactly the look I'm wanting for in my kids' nautical theme bathroom!