Hey there, friends! Hope you’re having a great Tuesday. I’m so excited to show you my latest tightwad tip, but first I’ve gotta question for ya. Can you tell which mirror(s) I made in the pic above and which I purchased? Go ahead, look again.
Here’s another view:
I’m being coy because I really think it’s tough to tell. However, I know you guys have trained eyes so you probably guessed it was the two that look like this:
And you’d be right. So here’s the backstory. I bought a set of 3 sunburst mirrors from Target with the intent of hanging them in a group above our desk/side table in our bedroom. But then I started worrying that they’d look dinky there…the scale was off. So I held off hanging them because I thought maybe I’d use them somewhere else. But then last week I was in Tuesday Morning looking for a curtain rod, and I saw 2 silver plate chargers and I had a light bulb moment. I knew I had some spray paint at home that was a similar shade to the mirrors I had already bought…what if I sprayed the chargers, glued on some mirrors, and hung them as a group of 5 instead?
And it worked great! I’m so happy with the results because the mirrors work as a grouping, and they fill the space nicely. Plus, I spent hardly any extra money…less than $8 to be exact. $3.98 for the chargers and $3.98 for the mirrors I found at Jo-Anns.
I don’t really have a tutorial for you today because I simply sprayed the chargers, then used hot glue to attach the mirrors. But I will pass along this great tip I read somewhere (probably Pinterest) for how to use pop tabs to hang stuff.
You just glue a pop tab onto the back of the item you want to hang and it acts as a picture hanger. Perfect for oddly shaped items, or things you can’t nail a sawtooth picture hanger into, like these plastic chargers. However, I wouldn’t recommend this method for anything heavy.
Here’s one last look of them in our room:
Still working on that Luxe for Less Bedroom I’ve been telling you about…and I’m getting there one project at a time. Until next time…