Ha ha ha, Jan! Of course they have! It was maybe all of 30 minutes later that I visited The Shabby Creek Cottage Blog and lo and behold! There, right before my bedazzled eyes, was a complete pictorial tutorial (rhyme!) on how to make your own round rope mirror! She even cut her own dang mirror to the size she wanted from a Goodwill purchased mirror! This woman is like Super Woman, let me tell you. The resulting mirror sure is beautiful! June 11, 2012 How to Make: Rope Mirror. This mirror cost $21.50 for materials.
So, as my plans for trying to buy candle sconces for the upstairs bathroom have come to naught (that's a whole 'nother blog post, darlings!), tonight I went looking for that rectangular rope mirror and of course, couldn't find it!
But I did find this big round beauty at Pottery Barn:
It's a big whopping 32" in diameter and $349. Ahem, I would love it, but no way am I going to pay that kind of money for a mirror, unless it's signed by Marie Antoinette herself.
Here are some other DIY rope mirrors. I do not think I will ever get over being absolutely amazed at how ingenious you all can be when it comes to doing things like this. I'm just ga-ga over these mirrors, not just because they're so pretty -- I actually embarked on a totally separate and totally unrelated project recently to give a new look to my mantle area in the front room and it involved working with what I already have in the house -- some round brass trays and decorative brass plates, a smallish bullseye mirror, a sphereis (that's what I call it -- they're used a lot as garden decorations and I believe it's an old symbol for the now defunct Atomic Energy Agency, LOL!) I'm sure I'll kick myself when I remember the proper name for this simple 3-dimensional hollow globe-y thing tomorrow at 3 a.m.... Now darlings, I'm telling you, a rope mirror -- well, a reasonable facsimile -- would look just great on that wall above the fireplace -- except I'd probably paint my rope gold -- I'm a sucker for some glitz and glimmer :)
|Nate Berkus mirror|
|Rope border/rope hanger mirror project,|
Oy, just saw that the rectangular rope border mirror I came across a few days ago was from Ballard Designs. Well of course it was. Duh, Jan! And, what's more, it's been around since 2011. Oops -- just found a site that dates back to November 3, 2010 that's talking about the exact same Ballard Designs mirror and Nate Berkus' design take-off on same. LOL! Well, a good idea is just damn timeless, darlings. That's all for tonight.
Seriously, I'm going to take a good hard look at ordering a round mirror from IKEA, and using a combination of Martha Stewart's and Nate Berkus' techniques to create a fabulous rope-bordered mirror to hang above my mantle.