Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Please welcome Potholes and Pantyhose!

Meet Rebekah from:

On any given day you might find me blogging about remodeling one of our rental properties,  shooting a photo session for a client, on the road with my rock 'n roller of a husband, or creating some arts and crap for my home.  I am pretty normal by my own estimation, but no one else agrees with me on that! 

Come visit me and judge for yourself. 

But please be nice,
 I am a delicate flower.

I just love recycling things that I find around the house to decorate my walls. While remodeling, we had a broken mirror that was just going to be tossed out! 

What's a girl to do? 

Make art from it, that's what!
This is the finished product we will be doing together today. The entire piece is about 4 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet tall.

You will need broken or old mirror (pretend that I included the mirror in this picture), a hammer, heavy duty butcher paper or a heavy duty paper bag, gloves, a scrap piece of plywood, liquid nails and a caulk gun.

We chose to paint our plywood glossy white. But you can do whatever you want. I know you will anyways...

Place the mirror in the paper bag or wrap it in the heavy duty butcher paper. Gently tap the mirror with the hammer a few times

Open your bag to see what you’ve won. OOOH! You’ve won a broken mirror. 

How delightful!

Carefully retrieve the pieces of mirror and arrange them on your plywood in whatever pattern you desire. You’ll want several sizes of the mirror chunks-so don’t get overly particular about uniformity.
After you have arranged the mirror pieces to your liking, start liquid nailing those suckers down. You can also use epoxy for the smaller pieces. Make sure you have a system so that you don’t forget a piece. I recommend putting a small square of blue painter’s tape on each piece and removing it when the piece has been glued down. I did not do this, as you can see. Big mistake.
Let dry for 24 hours. Before hanging it, test that you did glue all of the pieces down by gently raising the board up and tilting it. If a piece falls out, don’t worry. Just re-attach with more liquid nails.

We used drywall screws and screwed our piece of plywood straight to the wall. Then I touched up the screw heads with more glossy white paint. You can also attach the mirror to the wall by using two eye hooks and picture hanging wire.

Then, stand back and enjoy. 
You are sure to get some ooh’s and ahh’s from this little piece ‘o work!

If you'd like to see what other fun projects Rebekah is working on, head over to

Potholes and Pantyhose

Rebekah has also agreed to give us a home tour!
Click HERE to see her home!

Thanks so much Rebekah for the tour and tutorial! 


  1. You know I love that mirror!! :-)

  2. Thanks Andy! I am so happy that you wanted me to guest post. You have driven a lot of peeps my way. This little lady wants to give you a big hug!

  3. Omg, that's a ted's bag. I ate there just the other day, twice actually. Shhh don't tell! However that's not what this post it about is it? Love the mirror idea!

  4. That is an awesome project!

  5. This project blew my mind! Love it! How many mirrors have I broken and tossed. No more. I do let pictures with cracked glass stay. I like the way it looks in the frame. Gives it more interst, but can't begin to compare with this idea.




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