Monday, May 7, 2012

Made By Me Mondays #4: Monogram Peacock Mirrors

I'm SO happy to be finished with these mirrors!! I've been working on them for two weeks now and I've only been able to do a little bit at a time but they are finally done!


I found these red IKEA mirrors at a garage sale for $1 a piece


I got three of them and I was thinking they would be beautiful above our bed! They have so much potential!!

While I loved these mirrors, red does NOT go with our bedroom so I decided to paint them white and put a cute little design on them! I had a hard time picking out which design to do. I tried bamboo, a cute little boxy pattern, and a few other ones but nothing looked good...finally I decided on peacocks!! Here is how I made them (this is a pretty easy little project):

Materials needed:

     1: Three square mirrors from IKEA ($1.00 per piece from garage sale)
     2: Painters tape (Michaels)
     3: White paint (Michaels)
     4: Gold paint sharpie (Michaels)

Step 1: Tape off the mirror so you dont get paint on it. After you do that, paint your mirrors white (dont forget the edges!!). This might take a few coats :)


Step 2: Find cute pictures of you and your husbands initials and put them on one of the mirrors using the gold paint sharpie.


Step 3: Find a drawing of a girly looking peacock and put it on the second mirror.


Step 4: Find a drawing of a manly looking peacock and put it on the last mirror.


Step 5: Put them all together and hang them on the wall!




I would love to see what you guys come up with if you take on a project like this (or any other project for that matter)!!



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17 comments:

  1. These look really great, Lauren!

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    1. Thank you!! They have been in the works for a while and I'm glad to have them done!

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  2. This is such a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Party? I'd love to have you join the party.

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    1. Of course!! I love linky parties! :) Thanks for the invite!

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  3. I really like the "girly" peacock that you found. It's super cute and adds such an awesome touch to the mirrors. =)

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    1. Thanks! I found that picture on the internet and I thought "I have to do something with that!" :) I'm glad you like it!

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  4. Those peacocks are the coolest things ever. I love how you transformed these mirrors. Job well done and pat yourself on the back!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have recently found a love for peacocks :)

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  5. Very cute, love the peacocks! I wonder if there's anyone out there who doesn't have a set of these mirrors? I put mine above a doorway to look like a sort of transom window. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

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  6. great job! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  7. Pretty mirrors! I adore the peacock motif you made!

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  8. I like these. I wish I would have the forethought when I see inexpensive things like this at the store. If I can't use them immediately, I usually pass them up. THanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  9. awww I love it.. The peacocks with the monogram in the center looks adorable..Thanks for linking up at friday fun party!

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  10. This is really pretty, I love it! I don't have girls, but I am sure I could adjust it for my boys! so fun!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE. These are amazing! -Your newest follower from linky party...

    -Brittany
    http://buttonsbirdsandbs.blogspot.com

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  12. I would love to see myself take on a project like this too! Sadly, I'm still somewhat of a craft-a-phobe. One day though!

    Thank you for linking up with me last week at Drab to Fab!

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/05/drab-to-fab-17.html

    Come on back by and share more of what you have been doing :)

    Have a great one!

    Amy@Sugar and Spice

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  13. They look fantastic.. Great Job!

    Thanks for linking up at Create & Inspire!

    Hope to see you there later today!
    Angie

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