Recently Wayfair.com and Hometalk partnered up to issue a few of us bloggers a challenge. A challenging challenge, but a fun challenge.
I had to choose one of a few items sold on Wayfair.com and give it a DIY makeover, keeping in line with one of this Spring’s top trends. Now, I wouldn’t say that I’m a trendy girl by a long shot. Really, I just became sort of OK with chevron like 5 minutes, and now I hear it’s on the way out!
I chose to try and follow the geometric pattern trend for this little project though and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.
OK, I’m not going to lie. I’m obsessed with it. 🙂
The mirror started out looking like this:
It hurt me a little to start working on this already perfect white mirror with it’s lovely, curvy moldings, but I pressed on! In the name of the challenge!
I ran out to the store and found a fabric that I loved and some Mod Podge.
Marsha checked the mirror for sturdiness. We were good to go.
I just eye-balled the size of the strips of fabric that I would need and turned them over to get a softer textury-er effect. I love this fun fabric even more backwards!
OK, I know this isn’t exactly a “geometric” pattern, but that’s the thing with trends: You need to interpret them in your own way and make them work for you. This way, I was able to take a piece that really makes a pretty bold statement and still have it fit right into my home. The simple, repeating pattern really gives the same high-energy impression as a “traditional” geometric pattern and the shapes on there are kind of what that traditional pattern would look like it you squinted really hard. Try it. I dare ya. 🙂
The process of Mod Podging was really simple: Do the two sides, let dry, and trim. Do the top, let dry, and trim. Do the sides of the shelf, let dry, and trim. Do the front of the shelf, let dry, and trim. Etcetera. I used a combination of kid’s school scissors (because that was all I could find) and tiny nail scissors (because they worked some magic on those curves) and I was amazed at how easy it was to get everything trimmed up almost perfectly.
Overall, it took me about a day and a half of working for a few minutes whenever I felt like it, and then letting it dry.
I used a little rope trim on the inside edge of the mirror, just to give it a little extra polish. Plus, bonus points for getting another Spring trend in there! Look at me go!
Love that backwards fabric. It almost looks painted on!
I decided to put the mirror on this sad wall in the area behind my sofa that needs a little help.
Here’s the before of that area.
The whole area is a little depressing, and not just because of the plant!
The other direction is significantly less depressing, so I think this mirror is a good start on my work in this area.
Here’s how that wall looks now!
I painted another block of color to add a little extra detail and frame the mirror, just like I did on the other side of the living room.
So what do you think? Did I rise to the challenge or fall flat on my face?
Either way, I had a ton of fun doing it and I’m so glad I stepped out of my un-trendy comfort zone a little bit!
Just so ya know: I wasn’t paid to do this post, but I was provided with the mirror, as well as a small budget for my supplies to complete the project. The whole experience was as awesome as my mirror, which is pretty awesome.