Sometimes, for me, my biggest thrill is when I can take a small 'something' and turn it into something workable and that's what I did here.
I had this old mirror that had seen it's best days...but I decided I wanted to move it into a small corner... the space where my dining room ends and my living room begins.
As you can tell, the mirror didn't look to hot sitting directly on the floor so I decided to try placing it on top of a box, a shoe box.
Liking what I saw, I remembered I had some narrow strips of molding from a previous project, which is what I used to frame the mirror.
After the framing was done, I took out the remaining homemade chalk paint I had leftover and did my painting.
I wasn't too sure how I wanted the shoe box to turn out but since it was going in that corner space, I figured it should be something kinda
nice attractive, so I added raised stenciling. On my second coat of paint I tinted it with an Early American Blue and then dry brushed with brown walnut (think that's the name it was a small amount I had left in a jar).
I was happy with my box
and equally happy with how my framed mirror turned out
Earlier that week I had went for a walk on the beach and came across a coconut branch. I brought it home, cleaned it up - my first thought was to paint it, but then I decided nah...
I decided to stand it against my mirror instead
No, it's not an expensive stand...
And, it's not a vintage box...
Just a cheap mirror on top of a shoe box, but after all, isn't that what Decorating with Cents is all about?
A shoe box, old mirror and coconut branch...LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!