Something From Nothing and a little bit of Everything!

The art of turning "good junk" into "great design"

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
William Morris, Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wedding Sign

I have been very busy coming up with some ideas on how to make our wedding very personal and intimate. I really wanted to make a lot of things myself to help make it feel as intimate as possible. Saying that, I bought this ugly old mirror for $7.00 and transformed it into a sign for our wedding. Here's how.

 Find an old mirror, painting, or picture for super cheap at a thrift store or yard sale.

 Prime the entire thing and let it sit for about 2 hours.

Then paint everything but the frame in chalk board spray paint.

Cover the chalk board paint in newspaper and painters tape.

Paint the frame in whatever colour you like.
Then with chalk or paint, write whatever you would like your sign to say.

Mirror $7.00 at Goodwill
Chalk Board Spray Paint $6.47 at Home Depot
Cream Spray Paint already had it
Total: $13.47

(Picture of final sign coming soon)

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