Tuesday, July 27, 2010

*Broken Mirror Dresser*



Just another project, I am always thinking of something, so tag along with me! Now, this one....my husband told me I was crazy! haha He said the mirrors would never stay stuck! Well, they did and I love it. The pictures are not too great. Everything was so shiny and blingy. And, as usual, I did this right before I started blogging so some of the pictures were improvised. I have had this dresser since my oldest son was a year old, he is now 26! Needless to say, it had seen its day and I was about to ditch it. It was just an old, dark brown wooden dresser, but then I had an idea....
First I sanded the heck out of it. Then we added trim around each drawer. Did I say we? Oh, I meant my husband added the trim, he he. The mirrors were too rough around the edges and I needed something to hold the grout in.

Then, I painted it white and distressed it.


Next, I purchased one of those full length wall mirrors. I actually bought the one I broke from Lowes for $7- it was just a cheap white plastic. I wrapped that in an old blanket and hammered away!


Next, glue on each piece with "mastic" glue. It comes in a tube that looks like caulk. After it dries overnight, mix grout and apply.


Next, I took old earrings and snipped off the backs. I purchased new knobs at Lowes for 97 cents each! The gold one is not one of the actual knobs, it is just for show. I pulled out the handy dandy E6000 and glued them on!


And this is how it turned out.....

I think I need a new mirror to go over the top of it... I am just not sure what kind! Any ideas?






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50 comments:

mle said...

Bling! Bling! : )
Love how it turned out & the knobs are fabulous!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, bling, bling!!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Rebecca said...

Wow-double Wow! I bet it took a long time -but I've never seen anything like it. How interesting and fun- I could look at it for a long time!

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh - I Love it! The knobs are extra clever! Maybe a mirror with a more ornate frame would be a fun change?

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

Oh my gosh!! I love it! That is so my style. I love those mirrored dressers you see but they are always soooo expensive. I might have to do this to a junk store dresser for my next place. Great job!! Thanks for sharing :-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a beautiful one of a kind piece. You did a wonderful job and I can imagine it took a lot of time gluing on all those mirror pieces, but it was well worth it. I have a little stand I was thinking of adding mirrors too. One of my someday projects. Thanks for sharing!!!

Marianne@Songbird said...

That is an amazing makeover! I have never seen a mirror mosaic before! What vision!! Very pretty.

The Swedish Room said...

How pretty, what a great makeover. I love the idea, it looks wonderful. The knobs too cute. Love it all.....
The Swedish Room

Tete said...

That's a lot of bling! I love the drawer pulls! I have to look at your blog some more!
Hugs- Tete

Cindy said...

LOVE IT! This piece would look awesome in a beach house as well!!

Thanks for sharing the idea!
Cindy

Cindy said...

LOVE IT! This piece would look awesome in a beach house as well!

Thanks for sharing the idea!

Cindy

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Very cool! I think it looks great! Yes a mirror above it would be great!

Stacey said...

Wow that turned out very pretty. It has such a glamorous touch to it. Great job!

Lori said...

How cool! very neat... Great job..

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I am in awe! This is beautiful! It is beyond anything I've ever seen. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Crystal said...

Oh I just love, love, love this idea! I know just the place for it!! Hope you don't mind if I steal...or borrow the idea! It's way too good not to put it on the "to do" list!!! Thanks!

Anny said...

This is really beautiful, I admire your vision!

Debbie said...

I found you through the "Someday Crafts site". Your dresser is beautiful, just BEAUTIFUL!! How in the world did you ever come up with the idea? I'm all about "bling", so it really caught my eye! Looks like you have been at "blogging just a little longer than me. Can't wait to look at all the other wonderful things on your site. Thanks for sharing with us!!

LambAround said...

That is so beautiful! I just had my hubby repaint my old (from kindergarten!) dresser. Think he'd be mad if I asked him to add mirrors to it?

Lamb’s Most Recent Post: Cornbread Muffins…with Hotdogs and Spinach!

Dream Mom said...

Looks fantastic, very high end.

As for a mirror, based on the pictures, I think a gold one would look better...perhaps you could change the silver finish to gold? Check Horchow for some ideas.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful job. Don't you change a thing! It's perfect!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a creative idea. It turned out wonderful, thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings,
Marcia

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

WOW! That is beautiful! I love the mirror mosaic front! Fantastic!

Suz said...

I found you at Spark Your Imagination and think this dresser is incredible. Your blog looks lovely...I think you said you were new??? You look very polished.

I am off to visit other things in your blog!


Suz (and Kat,my daughter
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot,com

(we are pretty new, too and not just about jewelry) Come and visit, if you would like!

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Oh I am soooo happy you found my blog, because it allowed me to find your fabulous blog. I LOVE your dresser. How beautiful! It is truly inspiring. I linked you on my blogroll, thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Patricia

Donene said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! What a creative mind you have!

Elizabeth Maxson said...

What a beautiful blog you have!! Thanks for stopping by mine so I could discover you. Your granddaughter is to die for...love the pics. Your mirror project is just the best idea and it turned out great. Thanks again for the new discovery.

Will visit again!
Elizabeth

Alex said...

This is the most fantastic DIY dresser I have seen on the blogosphere.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! you did it by yourself! job well done and great end result too! stunning furniture! very Laura Ashley look!

Traveling Thrifter said...

this is great...I've been thinking of doing this for a while now but wasn't sure how it would turn out...thanks for daring to do it!!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love this! LOVE THIS!! What a cool and unique way to upstyle an old dresser, and it would be perfect with my eclectic/odd mix of furnishings. Gotta do this one and soon. Great job you clever woman.

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Wow girl! You are good at decorating! You inspire me to create more and see beyond what is.

Stevie @ Home is Where My Heart is said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with this dresser, and I want to try to do this someday too!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Awesome job.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

That dresser is beautiful... I love all the bling. I'm going to have to try this in something!

Life in Rehab said...

Wow, that's just fantastic! I can't believe how cool that came out.

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

that dresser came out excellent! !!!!

easy + 10min-ish + something really sophisticated as a result. you did great with this project and we love this formula.

so, i'm inviting you:
do come link it up at our site so that our readers can find this and your other wonderful ideas:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-8/

(new party every wednesday, findable at our home page)

we look forward to featuring your work!

artisticblend said...

That is absolutely amazing! I LOVE IT! Just gorgeous. The vintage earrings/"drawer pulls" are so cool!

Mikey said...

Super cool dresser! I especially love the knobs! Thank you so much for adding me to your sidebar! I'm glad you like my blog! I really enjoy reading/drooling over photos on yours! ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

CNM said...

That looks great!!! And the drawer pulls are so creative! But you must not be superstitious to have broken all those mirrors ;-)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love this dresser. You did an amazing job. I did one a few months ago with scrap book papers after seeing a few that were painted. I have no painting talent so I had to come up with an alternative. Cleck it out in my archives if you like.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

La Maison Reid said...

LOVE the BLING. I might just have to try this....it turned out SO wonderfully!

xoxo

Nancy

Fleur de Bee said...

EEK! This is SO CHIC!!

Lisa said...

AMAZING job. I'd love to do something like that when I find the right piece! Just lovely!

Susanne said...

I love it! I would love to find an antique mirrored dresser, that I could afford, HA! When I get brave, or break a mirror by accident, I need to try this. Your 'knobs' are way cool too. Thanks for sharing this great idea, Susanne.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Hello Ms Bingles: I wanted to let you know that I have featured this project on my blog for my post revealing my August bookmarks. Wonderful job.

Jeannine said...

Love, Love, Love your dresser, and I love the way you repurposed old jewelry on the knobs!!!

Decgal said...

This is so pretty and still functional. I will be stealing this idea for some piece of furniture. Take that as a complement. Keep the good ideas coming. Thank you

Decgal said...

This is so pretty and yet functional for any room and decor. I will be stealing this idea for one of my own furniture projects. Take that as a compliment. Thank you.

LemonyRenee' said...

Wow, this is brilliant! I may try it on my bathroom vanity. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Curious as to whether the sharp edges are covered?? What if a child touched it?