Label: Dadaist Audio - DADA158 • Format: File MP3 96 kbps • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Acoustic, Ambient
I love notes. I started the project by gathering together my materials, cutting the piece of scrap plywood to size so that it was just a bit larger than the mirror itself, and gluing the piece of mirror directly to the piece of plywood using the mirror adhesive. After gluing, I placed the rest of the box Dreamless With The Flow - Pete Standing Alone - Mirrors In The Springs reclaimed tiles on top of the mirror and let it sit overnight.
I had a plan for the frame itself involving all of those fun little marble hexagon tiles that I had salvaged; many were dirty and still had grout along the edges, most are imperfect and chipped, but they were symmetrical, plentiful, and really pretty. I washed them all by hand in a soapy dish with a tooth brush and a razor blade. They cleaned up well. With the tiles clean and the mirror glued securely to the frame I had let it dry a complete 24 hoursI made a secondary surface out of a leftover sliver of Hardibacker.
I figured that I had the board, the tile would be heavy, and I really wanted to create a good surface for them, so I proceed in what I assumed was the best way possible. With the pieces of cement board cut to length to frame the mirror itself, I squeezed out the rest of the mirror adhesive Dreamless With The Flow - Pete Standing Alone - Mirrors In The Springs positioned each piece in place. Well, almost at its finest. Positioning the tiles around the frame was the next puzzle.
Quite literally. I did want the pattern to be symmetrical, and I did want to make the best use of the tiles that I had which was not enough, until Pete went back and got 18 more for f-r-e-eso I ended up positioning the whole selection of tiles like this:. They looked pretty good, and in what was a happy surprise, I only would end up needing to cut three individual tiles. Since they would be cut in half, the three tiles would productively fill the 6 spots that I was left with.
The mirror itself was designed to hang vertically, so tilt your head and imagine that the inner top and bottom of the frame will be cut flat, which I imagine will be much easier when it comes to mirror cleaning. Cutting the tiles outside in the sun was a nice first-time-ever experience too. We used this wet saw once outdoors, but it was January and the water was freezing.
In more recent projects, Mr. Five By Five - The Big Band All-Stars - The Music Of Harry James when I made the jewelry hookI cut all of the tiles in the basement, which was still a pretty chilly place to be cutting mass amounts of tile and getting soaked by the spray. The finished layout looked great and fit together very well.
The pieces that were more prominently damaged and chipped began to flow together, becoming less obvious than if standing alone, but still contributing to the whole frame looking like a well-aged and beautiful piece. Tiling the pieces into place was the easiest and quickest part.
As simply as the package puts it, you just scoop out the adhesive, spread it on, and let it set. My notched trowel happens to be older than I am, probably, and was a garage sale find that probably only cost us cents. I worked in small areas, moving the carefully placed tiles out of my way and then putting them back in place over the notched mastic with a lightly buttered backside.
And yes, our Christmas tree is officially dead. Because there was no intention of grouting these beauties. Another hours came Christ & Combat - Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed (CD, Album, Album) went, and I was finally brave enough to bring the mirror and its heavy frame into a vertical state.
Using two heavy-weight D-rings instead of a wire or a single hook, I hung the frame directly on the wall on two hooks. Have you ever seen something so marble-icious and child-sized in your life? Check it out here! Definitely not standard-to-code height! Visual deception. Another great project Emily. I happened to hop over too to check out the headboard… a series I missed. Your email address will not be published.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. I'm a home improvement enthusiast, living a very merry DIY lifestyle. Follow me on facebook and instagram Dreamless With The Flow - Pete Standing Alone - Mirrors In The Springs , or drop me a note if you'd like.
Mirror adhesive. Something about it eating through the glass backing. Remember that big box of salvaged tile I bought up from ReHouse recently? Or Thinset. Whatever you prefer given the placement of the How Heavy The Days - Anne Marie Giørtz - Breaking Out product.
Cement screws are ideal, just keep them short enough to not go all the way through the board. I did want the pattern to be symmetrical, and I did want to make the best use of the tiles that I had which was not enough, until Pete went back and got 18 more for f-r-e-eso I ended up positioning the whole selection of tiles like this: They looked pretty good, and in what was a happy surprise, I only would end up needing to cut three individual tiles.
Quite quickly and easily, the frame itself was done and left to dry. I love it. Emily I'm a home improvement enthusiast, living a very merry DIY lifestyle. Staci My Friend King Kongs Back In Town - Various - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie July 3, at am.
Emily July 3, at pm. Cait Hernando House July 4, at pm. Emily July 5, at am. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Load More
Reward - Julian Cope / The Teardrop Explodes - Floored Genius - The Best Of Julian Cope And The Tear, You Could Look It Up - T Bone Burnett* - The Talking Animals, Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!, B & D Breakdown - Bristol Mountain Bluegrass - Darling Allalee, Everlasting Pictures (Right Through Infinity) (Booker Ts New Soul Dub) - B-Zet With Darlesia* - Eve