Sunday, October 25, 2009

Story of the mirror

We had a minor accident in our appartment. Here is the story...

One weekend we were sitting in the Library/Seths room. Seth was playing with his toys and John and I was just weekend chilling. Suddenly we heard a load cracking noise from the livingroom. offcourse we hurried up to see what had happened. The livingroom was full of smoke and our mirror was on fire... The mirror has a wooden frame and a small shelf where we had placed small candles. A couple of days ago I had just placed some old books there. Somehow the books had gotten to close to the candles, and well you can probably guess the rest of the story. The loud noise was the mirror cracking.



I like the mirror. It is rather big and makes some nice mirror images of the rather small livingroom so I was nor really in the mood for trying to find another mirror. So this is what I did: The mirror is homemade from an Ikea mirror and some pieces of wood with a nice green colour. There was a bit of a gap at the mitered cornes and I took some time to fix that with some filling. Then I painted the frame with very pale greenish blue and the shelf with cream coloured paint. With a white paint marker I drew rigth on top of the crack in the mirror and from that starting point I drew some more branches and leaves.



On the picture below you can easily see the crack before I drew the banches.

Normally these little tricks dont work... somehow you just still keep seing the flaws even when they have been disguised, but not in this case. I still like the mirror and for me it is also a story from our life in the apartment and that little reminder of not to keep those candles unattended... remember that !


5 comments:

Haust said...

Eg synest speilet vart vidunderleg vakkert! Aldri så galt at det ikkje er godt for noko. :)

Ha ein god tysdag...

Mette said...

Hej Mette, jeg har i smug fuldt din blog i et stykke tid, og nyder at læse om dine tanker, ideer og løsninger.

Fin historie, fin løsning og F I N pointe!
Hilsen en navnesøster

Fashion Minute said...

Good idea! Looks lovely.

suitably Cool said...

What a great idea!

Audrey said...

That's a classic artist move. My brother told me that was the trick to loving your art, work with the flaws. I try to apply that to all areas. I love it.