Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mirror collage art

Our entry way-mirror was looking a little dated and sad after hanging up with the same photos from our wedding reception back in '03. Wow, can't believe it's almost been 9 years! 

And since it was coming down off the wall for our gray and white striped makeover seen here, I thought I would change it up a bit. I thought about maybe painting the whole thing, but it's such a classic black that I didn't want to risk ruining it. BTW, the mirror collage shelf is from Pottery Barn. Not sure if you can still buy one of these. It really has come in handy over the years since our entry way is so narrow. Too narrow for a table of any sort.

I thought it would be cute to print out the letters to spell the word "LOVE" and then frame each letter in the four openings.  I simply used Microsoft Word to print out yellow letters. The font is called Bodoni MT Condensed.

Once I printed out each letter, I traced a rectangle around each letter using a 4" x 6" photograph as my guide.  Then I used my gold writing pen to trace the letters.

I added some shadowing using stripes to the upper portion of the letters.

Then I replaced each photograph with my new letter art.

Here is a view looking down our hallway.

Here is a close-up of the letter "L."

I love the way it turned out. Looks more modern than traditional wedding photos. I found the cute little white ceramic for $1 at TJ Maxx.  It's a scented sachet holder so our entry-way smells of Lavender when you walk through. We want all of our visitors to feel relaxed upon entering. LOL.

We are loving our new entry way mirror. Feels so much cleaner and tiny now. I also removed all the "stuff" that seemed to be piling up on it.

Now I just need to find curtains for our window and our entry way will be done (for now.)


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