challenge-03 Mirror

Project by Craftsman on the Lake posted 03-12-2012 01:16 AM 3228 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The children are gone and my wife and I are retired. We undertook a major renovation of the merging of two very small bedrooms at a family cottage my wife and I moved into, I promised my wife a mirror next to her closet. The design is done to match some of the fluted woodwork with a sill that has a bowl bulging out on one side for her earrings or rings of the day to be placed. The top is a simple arch with a carved heart that should be explanation enough of what it means. The mirror is made entirely of hard maple.
Along the top and top sides is a leaf and white flower vine pattern that I painted on using acrylic paint made for glass and porcelain. A fun and memorable build for the love of my life.
The last picture is that of the room sheet rocked, painted, and ready for the woodworking and mirror.

-- Tryin'

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posted 03-12-2012 03:14 AM

Very nice. I remember this one on LJ’s

very nice.

-- Retired in Delaware

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posted 03-12-2012 05:45 AM

it is beautiful.
I really love the little ring holder on the bottom.

I bet it brings a smile every day!

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 03-12-2012 08:31 PM

I agree with Debbie completely -

The painting adds a lot of character/charm to the mirror itself (and the colors are perfect), but I find the little storage area you added to the wood frame itself particularly striking.

-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com

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posted 03-13-2012 03:13 AM

Very nice work! you have out done yourself on this one.

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posted 03-20-2012 04:12 AM

Very nice work…

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - http://www.thiswoodshop.com

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posted 03-22-2012 02:11 AM

Great job! Very well done.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 03-28-2012 02:25 PM

Craftsman, you did a great job on this mirror. I love the story with it too.

You might want to tag your project with “challenge-03”, so it will show up in http://homerefurbers.com/projects/tag/challenge-03

Thanks for the post.


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posted 03-28-2012 04:06 PM

HA- thanks, I did but I spelled challenge without the n…

-- Tryin'

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posted 04-08-2012 09:54 AM

Congratulations on being one of the winners and thank you for participating in our challenge

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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