I have been a little obsessed with mirrors lately, especially round mirrors. I love them!
This is my attempt to copy Ballard Design's Cavaillon Mirrors with Chain.
Image from Ballard Designs
Ballard Design's are pretty cool. I had the intention of putting little clasps around the edge of the mirrors. Mine are not inlayed like theirs and I kind of prefer the simplicity of no clasps.
A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a marked down 18" beveled circular mirror at Target, and
two smaller sized mirrors from the craft store.
At Lowes, I found three different sized pressed wood rounds. To give the rounds a nice finish, I talked Nicole into routering the edges for me.
I owe her big time for all the help!
She said to make sure you use clamps when routering so it won't slip.
I first primed and then spray painted with the delicious Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
I used epoxy to glue the mirror to the wood. I have to warn you, I am impatient and thought it was set only after a few hours. I came downstairs and heard this HUGE crash. Um, I guess it takes longer to set than I thought. I'll let you know how the glue does hold up....after 24 hours! :)
**Update** Gail, from My Repurposed life informed me that there is a mastic especially for adhering mirrors to stuff. It's in the caulking section of hardware stores. Thanks Gail!
I found some chain and rings at Lowe's. I used some hooks I had to anchor the chain into the wall. I also hung the mirrors from the back, so all the pressure is not on the chain.
I spray painted the chain, and later touched up where it rubbed off inside. This lilac bush worked wonderfully to hold the chain while I painted. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm NUTS because I'm always hanging junk up on my trees and spray painting! :)
I glazed the mirrors with antique gold again. It just looks so nice with the Oiled Rubbed Bronze paint.
I carefully screwed in the hook holding the chain.
I hung them up! I don't know if I will keep them here permanently.
What do you think, should I add the little frame hooks around the mirror edge like Ballard's?