On one of my few recent trips to the thrift store I found this mirror made to look like a window, with a shelf and pegs underneath. I loved it and thought it had great potential (although not in it's current red state, at least not for me).
|My son holds it up while my daughter does what she does when I tell her to "Smile!"|
I took the screws out of the back (thank goodness for power tools!) and took the mirror out. I had to paint about 4 layers of white to get the red to stop showing through. Although I could have either stripped off the red, or primed it first to help.
|Ah, that's better!|
Thankfully the pegs came out very easily, and I filled the holes with caulk (although I think I should have used wood filler). Then I mixed some brown and white paint to make a lighter brown and very lightly brushed it on with a dry, stiff-bristled brush.
|Kind of gives the effect of chipping paint without the mess or potential lead!|
Then I added the new hooks I bought (being careful to avoid the peg holes). For the cork part I SHOULD have just purchased a roll of cork sheeting, cut it to the size of the mirror and secured it to the backing board, but unfortunately I didn't have that thought until after I had already started meticulously measuring and cutting cork tiles to fit each rectangle in the "window".
|The finished product! (I had to make every caption have an exclamation point)|
I'm linking to this party.