Here we are for one last post about my jewelry box! I showed you how I built the frame and how I furnished the interior, and now it's time to share the mirror situation, along with some extra trim info!
I originally planned on making the jewelry box hidden behind a full length mirror, but I already told you how the mirror I had was too heavy to attach to the frame, and then it became warped when I glued it to supporting wood.
I found another use for the warped mirror, which I'll share next week (it's currently laying on the floor in our hallway so we could cut a bunch of holes in the wall, grr!).
For the bedroom, I grabbed another one of those cheap $6 college mirrors that everyone's owned before- the one I warped was mine from college! I also grabbed some of those sticky Velcro thingys that attach to your wall with no holes.
I think you can pretty much guess the rest! I hung it up parallel to the jewelry box so I can check out my sweet slipper sock/dress/Detroit gun shirt combo all at once while waving to myself.
Like a boss.
Back to the jewelry box, I left off in the last post having completed everything except for a frame around the earring screen. I forgot to grab trim to make a frame while at Home Depot, but luckily, I noticed that a giant frame we had stuffed in a closet had fallen apart! I had been saving it because I had a number of photos I took and had blown up to 24"X36" and had hanging in the living room for awhile. I didn't want to get rid of it, but it was just taking up space so I'm a little glad that it was broken.
Because that meant I got a whole bunch of frame-ready wood for free! I made three frames out of the scraps, one for the jewelry box!
After it was cut to size, I glued it together, painted it white, and glued it along the edge of the earring screen!
So there you have it! A custom jewelry box that I'm completely in love with, complete with a mirror friend that's finally mounted on the wall instead of leaning on a box! I already have an order from a friend to make her one- isn't that exciting??
I might even go crazy and add a row of frames to the right of the mirror with framed shopping bags like this photo:
We'll see about that...I thought it would be fun after I got my first ever Anthropologie bag and it was so gorgeous! I'd be really picky about which bags made the cut!
Speaking of Anthropologie, look at the gorgeous candle holder I got for $8!
Oooh pretty! It's that cool bubble glass and the perfect color!