3 years ago
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
the mirror revealed
On February 7, 2007, I got a free 4'9" x 5'6" mirror off Craigslist. The mirror was nothing more than a 1/4" piece of glass, and I had grand plans of building a frame.
We planned to store the mirror behind my brother's shed until I bought wood for the frame.
The project was in the forefront of my mind for a long time. I really wanted to build that frame!
Fastforward almost 3 years and 1 baby later. December of 2009. The mirror was still sitting behind Tyler's shed, but they were moving, so it needed to go. So we moved the glass to our apartment where it sat, leaning up against our bedroom wall.
Fastforward another year and another baby. February 2011. Now that we have a garage and work space, we bought vintage redwood siding with faded yellow paint from Wholehouse Salvage in EPA and some plywood to use as backing. I borrowed Tyler's table saw and got to work--measuring, cutting, filing, sanding...
We stayed home from church today since both kids are sick, and, while the kids napped, Christian helped me put the frame together.
By absolute coincidence, on February 7, 2011, four years to the day after I got the mirror, it is finished.
If you want to see how we made it, check out the tutorial here.