How to refurbish a mirror- vintage style

I recently came upon a beautiful, antique barn door that I instantly feel in love with.  However, I wasn’t quite sure how to incorporate it into my room as decor. After some brainstorming I came up with a great way to spruce up the room with this one-of-a-kind piece of decor.

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I took the mirror that I previously had in my room and removed the fabric border that was wrapped around the edge. I then cleaned the mirror so that it looked like new!

Then, I took the barn door and wiped it down so that I could bring it inside. I leaned it up against the wall where I wanted the mirror to be and then I placed the mirror in front of the door.

The best part about this project is that it required no nails, screws, or tools of any kind!

Last but not least, I took burlap ribbon(purchased from Michaels) and tied a big bow. Then using a few push pins I attached it to the mirror!

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This is one of the easiest projects I have ever done and it adds so much to the room! Give it a try! You can find old barn doors like these at a local flea market or an antique mall but you may have to look hard.

Comment and let me know what you guys did to spruce up mirrors in your home or how you’ve used barn doors as home decor. I can’t wait to see what you guys have some up with!

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HAPPY CRAFTING!

How to make twine wrapped letters

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Home decor is an important element to making any home feel like your own. However, we all know that home decor can be expensive! Lately, I have been seeing decorative letters at stores like Anthropology and Pottery Barn.  I decided to make my own version though at a much cheaper price!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  1. block letters (I purchased mine from JoAnn’s at very reasonable price.)
  2. Twine or Jute string
  3. decorative buttons
  4. scissors
  5. hot glue gun

*Important note* Each letter will be a little bit different when it comes to wrapping it with the twine.

First, take the twine and cut it into 3 inch long pieces in order to cover the edges of the letter. As you cover the edges of the letter it should look something like this. Use the hot glue gun to secure the pieces of twine to the letter.

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After you have glued the twine down to the ends of the letter you can begin to wrap the twine around the letter. Periodically you should use some glue as you’re wrapping the twine to better secure the twine.

Make sure that you wrap the twine tightly so that gaps are not left between the twine.

Good luck making your twine letter! If you have any questions on how to make a twine letter or if you have any ideas of other ways to make decorative letters, let me know!

Happy Crafting!