Thursday, February 19, 2009
The last couple of months found me redesigning my workspace: I had the downstairs work area, dining room, and kitchen repainted, I reorganized my stations (not yet close to being finished), and did a few DIY tweaks here and there.
Here is one of those DIY projects, an upcycled ornate mirror frame turned into a bulletin board.
The lovely frame used to be a mirror, which my old assistant broke. It was gathering dust in the storage room for months, as I didn't have the time and the money to buy glass to replace the broken pieces.
I finally took it out of its hiding place, and decided to display it bare (just the frame) in my studio. For weeks it hung on the wall, looking lonely and unloved.
I was desperately in need of an inspiration board, and had some cork lying around from a previous project. Originally, I would have attached the cork to some plywood of sorts, but I didn't have the tools.
Then I saw the bare frame, which still had some screws and washers at the back. A cutter, a marker, and a few slices later, my new ornate bulletin board was born.
I want to spray paint it white or fire engine red, to go with the tiffany blue wall. But the antique-ish finish is just too lovely to mess with. I guess I'll leave it like that.