Steven and Chris Episodes

1 Mirror, 2 Ways

Inspired by designer pieces, Steven and Chris show you two DIY mirrors you can create to suit your style and your budget.

Captain's Mirror

Materials

  • Round leather tray
  • Round mirror cut to tray's dimensions
  • Leather belt
  • Two brass buckles
  • Heavy duty adhesive
  • Picture Hangers

Directions

    1. Attach your picture hangers to the reverse side of your tray. Note that your hangers should be hung directly beside the handles of your tray so that this hangs symmetrically when complete.

    2. Have your mirror cut to the exact measurement of your tray. Steven had his mirror cut at a local shop, which only cost him $15.

    3. Again, with your heavy duty adhesive, glue the mirror to the inside of the tray.

    4. Cut the buckle end off an old belt. This will require some finesse based on the buckle and belt you choose.

    5. Repeat the belt holes that already exist on the belt on the opposite side, where you've just cut the buckle off. Attach two new buckles.

    6. Using heavy duty double sided tape, attach the belt and buckle to the side of your tray. The picture hangers on the back will assume all the weight, so essentially the belt is entirely decorative.

    7. Glue your buckle to the side of the tray.

    8. Hang the mirror, and with the belt fully stretched, hang a decorative hanger.

Feathered Mirror

Materials

  • 1 round mirror (approx. 14" in diameter)
  • Feathers
  • 1/2" foam board
  • Picture Hangers
  • Glue gun
  • Heavy duty adhesive Small plank of wood

Directions

    1. Cut your foam core in a circle, approximately 6-8 inches wider in diameter to your mirror. Our mirror is 14" in diameter, so our backing is 20" in diameter.

    2. Attach small piece of wood to the back of your matting. Here Steven used heavy duty adhesive to secure the mirror to the center of his matting.

    3. Attach picture hangers. This mirror is not terribly heavy, but use heavy duty hangers to give your matting strength and be sure to use two.

    4. Arrange feathers on your matt board and glue down. We recommend laying everything out symmetrically before gluing anything down so that your feathers are evenly distributed around the mirror. Continue layering feathers ver each other. Steven prefers buying several different gold spray paints. The different finishes will give the feathers three dimensionality, and depth.

    5. Spray paint feathers using a true gold spray paint and allow to fully dry Arrange feathers on your matt board a glue down. We recommend laying everything out symmetrically before gluing anything down so that your feathers are evenly distributed around the mirror.

    6. Finally glue down your mirror, overlapping the feathers, and being sure to use heavy duty adhesive.

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