Thursday, August 30, 2012

........can you smell the sea...............

................... hello sunshines! and another week has "bit the dust" wow september already!!!!......this little mirror is something i created this summer..........and i just love it.......so much texture........so many colors.....i never get tired of looking at it............i'm also partial! lol     .....i love shells........all kinds........anytime of the year............they make me smile!...........lots of colors..............and beauty.................mother nature is wonderful isn't she........................i've made several of these throughout the years........

....one was so very large and accomplished on a garage sale find..............a relative wanted it...........it took forever to complete.................it was about the size of a large bathroom mirror...........which is where it ended up! .and .....well................................i never saw it again! :)
 ....hummmmm cheez-its and yuban! yep yuban............my drug of choice!!!!! love it!......as you can see i'm a cheez-it fan too! :) lol...........and omgosh...........the roof of the patio.............so ugly....sorry about that.......................:)....my fall winter project................maybe!!!

.......this was a basic new black mirror........from michaels.................. about 16 x 20........i used e-6000 as the glue....got most of the shells at big lots and i utilized some i already had............and touched up in between the shells with white paint here and there...........

...........i also used clear glass flat marbles.......also from big lots.............as the trim.........and then i painted them to soften them a bit...................i do like the look....its soft.......and oh so shabby...................
 ................love the rustic natural look................................





..............please pardon the reflections....................and the dust! lol

 ....remember the drapes i (kinda) made for the patio? that is what is piled up there :) oh well.......................i do love how it turned out......it was an easy project and so fun......it would be...fun with the kiddos too.................think i may put this in the guest bathroom......................have a wonderful weekend sunshines !  .......hugs kat  =^.^=




............shamless advertisement for cheez-it..s! hey kellogg! are you listening??????  ...............i ate the whole box workin this mirror! :) .....i need more! lol..........................l.o....t....s..........! :)
 
....p.s. i'm crackin up............................................................................. mirror mirror .........on the couch........who's the fairest on of them all!
 
 
joining some parties this weekend! wo hooo......
....my romantic home
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12 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your mirror, it sounds like you really enjoyed making it which adds to the appeal. Enjoy it! xx

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  2. hi and good mornin! wow you are up early! i was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-n until late today! the weather has cooled off a bit and the a/c hasn't been coming on and off every few minutes! :) thank you...i love that mirror and it was fun making/creating it.....have a wonderful stampin day?? :) hugs =^.^=

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  3. Hi Kat, I'm loving your mirror...it's lovely! I'm your newest follower on Linky and hope you visit and decide to follow me....I'm #403 on WOW! Your font is lovely, too. Thanks, Helen

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    1. hi helen. goin over for a visit! :) thanks for stoppin...your lovely comments....and following! :) hugs =^.^=

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  4. Love your mirror and your cry for more Cheez Its!!!!

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    1. oh jen!lol... i'm speechless! really! and i've never been speechless! crackin up! thanks for stoppin by! :) hugs and giggles......tons!!!!! ..................=^.^=

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  5. Hi Kat - We've never met before (virtually or in person - found you at FJI), so how could you know that I have all of the {ok, maybe some of the shells} stuff to make a seashell mirror, but didn't know how to begin. My girls {all grown up} remember a shell mirror from their favorite vacation spot {Driftwood, Vero Beach,FL} when they were small. They want to make one and I have been gathering ingredients at thrift stores everywhere. We just needed a tutorial. You rocked this tutorial, thanks so much!

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    1. hi jeannie......thank you! id love to see your finished product! :) if you need any more info like how to unstick your fingers........let me know! :) hugs kat =^.^=

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  6. Your did a wonderful job on the mirror! I have a mirror in the garage that us waiting for shell! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

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    1. hi honey! thanks! it was fun to do! like a puzzle! :) i hope you post your mirror when done!....ive got a few shells left...may have to do a few small frames! sticky fingers kat! :) =^.^= hugs...........ps let me know how you get along with"scotch blue" im a painter and scotch blue is my tape!!!!! :) :)

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  7. Kat, Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful shell mirror on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It's gorgeous!

    Jody

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    1. hi jody, thanks for stoppin by and your kind words :) it was a fun project for sure....i did another one, a bit different, so will party with that one this week :) hugs kat =^.^= ps thanks for having such great parties! :) so much inspiration!!!! :)

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