Oversized Mirror Frame – Recycled Magazines

Whew! I made it! I actually pushed through to finish a project – one that I’ve been working on for weeks! Rolling… rolling… rolling… hundreds… and hundreds… of magazine pages. And now I have the pleasure of revealing my oversized mirror frame made from recycled magazines. Laurie, you were right with your guess from the sneak peek for this project!

There’s so much inspiration I’d like to credit here:

It was Diane at Home Sweet Homemade that first got me interested in creating something with recycled magazines – did you see her beautiful pic with the glass vase full of magazine beads? I was hooked!

I first talked about this project on Facebook when my girlfriend (hi, Marie!) stopped by for an unexpected visit some weeks back…and started rolling with me while we caught up. She was even inspired to make her own recycled magazine frame, which I featured here on Blue Velvet Chair.

The frame idea was inspired by this recycled magazine frame from Crafy Mamma that I’d featured in the 25 Repurposed Magazine Projects post back in July.

Look closely behind the sofa in the photo and you’ll see I’ve turned one of my bookshelves on its side, after getting inspiration from this photo on Instructables.  I’m also hoping to upcycle my boring set of 3 bookshelves – getting plenty of inspiration from the upcycle of these bookshelves from Karen at Sew Many Ways.

And finally, there’s one more bit of inspiration I’d like to mention. Erin from Salvaged Grace recently attended a Blogshop conference, and she’s been having so much fun playing with her new blog designs…that I wanted to try my (amateur) hand at some photo layouts on this post.

So, with all that credit going to everyone else, what am I most proud of? That I was able to draw on the creativity of others and create something for my home that is so true to ‘me’ – and I delight each time I pass by this space. In fact, I stop and stare a while – and it makes me happy.

Are you decorating in a way that makes your heart sing when you step inside your home?

Until next time…
Mike

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