Good morning you wonderful readers, you! I'm SO excited to be back for ANOTHER awesome Look for Less challenge, with some of my favorite L4L ladies. Remember the tray we made back in April? That was the easiest look for less of all time, and this one takes second place.
If you remember, I revealed my makeup storage last week, and as you can see, this mirror situation was a pretty pathetic. I knew I wanted to make a huge 22x28 mirror that I saw in a PB catalog ages ago, but I was not about to shell out $199.00 dollars for something I was going to look at myself in.
Enter...look for less! This giant open frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby for 50% off! Making it only 15 dollars. But don't worry, if they aren't on sale, you can always grab a 40% off coupon for a fantastic discount. This mirror was the best find EVER! It was a whopping ONE dollar at my local dollar tree. Yes, you heard me, just ONE!
Since these mirrors are so cheap, I just used a box cutter to score the back and rip the cardboard off.
My original plan was to remove the mirror from the frame, and use hot glue (you know...because all good crafts involve hot glue) to fit it perfectly inside the frame. But once I got to trying to remove the adhesive, I realized it would be WAY more difficult that anticipated. Enter: super good lookin' husband with a drill ;)
Don't get me wrong, ladies, i'm perfectly capable of operating a drill and doing it myself, but someone had to take the pictures, and I just couldn't resist getting a picture of that wedding ring. Newlyweds, barf ;)
All we did was mark where the thickest part of the frame was, to ensure our screw didn't go through, and we screwed through the plastic into the wooden frame, securing the mirror perfectly.
Pretty! No more gap! Now I have the best place to do my makeup and hair in the morning, it costs next to nothing to create. :)
Be sure to check out the other drool-worthy projects from my favorite bloggy friends!
Life, Love Larson
Kitchen Table Art
Like a Saturday
Life on Virginia Street
Now we want to see what YOU made for less! Do you have a project that you got super thrifty on, and it turned out great?! Show us!!
The Rules? They're simple!
- Follow each challenge host somehow; any way is fine!
- Link your Look for Less project below, and be sure to include your email!
- Make sure your post has an image or link of your designer inspiration.
- By entering a link, you're giving us permission to feature and image on our blogs
Thank you guys so much for stoppin by! Make sure you link up!
Until Next Time,