How to make a plain mirror magnificent!

My first DIY project of the new year is updating my daughter’s old dresser mirror into a nice wall mirror for the living room. I like the symbolism of starting this project when, like most, I’m reflecting over the past year and making changes for the new one.

How to make a plain mirror magnificent

Mirror Ideas

I found several inspirational photos of mirrors I really like. Now the tough part is deciding which idea I can somewhat reproduce.

Source: Etsy

Source: Etsy

I’ll be working on it and will have the finished piece ready to show at the end of the week. Be sure to check back and see how I transformed a plain, old mirror into something magnificent…or at least pretty cool!

Source: Ballard's

Source: Ballard’s

Old mirror, old reflections

One other thing, I made my new year’s resolution while looking at that old mirror trying to decide how to remake it. As my gaze traveled from the frame to my reflection I noticed new wrinkles, looser skin, thinner hair. I cringed. Then I stopped and decide no more. Nope. No more self criticizing.

New outlook, new love

I chose a new outlook regarding my outer look. This coming year instead of cursing through booty camp I’m singing a love song. “I love you, BACK FAT, TURKEY NECK and SAGGY BOOBIES! I embrace you, CROW’S FEET, MUFFIN TOP and GRAY HAIR!” Yep, I’m going to love every bit of me reflected in that mirror starting this now. I’ll continue to eat healthy and enjoy my walks but with a whole new attitude. So, welcome, 2016! Welcome, new mirror! Welcome, new love. It’s so good to see you!


Source: Etsy

Which mirror ideas do you like? Do you have some you’d like to share? Will you join me this year in embracing our imperfect reflections-saggy boobs and all?

Here is a link to a TEDTalks video about self love I stumbled across recently I wanted to share –

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The holidays were a bit crazier this year than usual. The week before Thanksgiving I came down with shingles on my face. Then we made an unexpected trip out of town due to a good friend passing away. Then my daughter had a kidney stone and we spent the night in the ER while she writhed in pain until it finally passed. December arrived and I was way behind. Not to mention we were leaving for Florida on the 16th to spend Christmas with our son and his family. I was scrambling. Then, while in Florida it came to our attention our eighteen month old grandson may be showing signs of autism. While I was there all I wanted to do was focus on my grandson, my son and daughter-in-law. I share all of this to explain why I’ve been MIA from the blogosphere over the holidays. I love writing this blog but I had to put it on the back burner for a few weeks. I’m so looking forward to the new year and sharing new projects again.

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Wined Down Wednesday at Our Three Peas

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2 Thoughts on “How to make a plain mirror magnificent!

  1. Stacey says:

    Hang in there my sweet friend and know that you have always been a role model of beautifulness to me. 🙂

    1. Mar C says:

      Thank you, Stacey! You are so dear. Love our friendship.

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