Faith Provencher

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Faith Provencher is a designer, writer and crafter with a passion for all things creative. She received her art degree from Skidmore… read more

Comments - IKEA Hack: DIY Thumb Tack Mirror

Faith Provencher on Jul 28, 2019:

Great idea FeNiX, thanks for sharing!

FeNiX on Jul 27, 2019:

Nice! Also, I can imagine this with the same gold spray paint you'd used on your Ikea Hyllis shelving unit! It'd look even *more* amazing still! (though this is very nice already, just as it is!)

But a spray of paint would have the added bonus of filling in all the little areas between each thumb tack, to make it all look like one cohesive metallic surface!

...(though it'd either mean having to mask off the mirror to do so in retrospect --if you or someone else were to want to do so after the fact-- or would need to be done BEFORE affixing the mirror in place... perhaps putting the mirror on the cork with a temporary adhesive at first while working the thumb tacks all around... and then removing the mirror for the painting process and affixing it permanently afterwards.)

I'd also be tempted to try this idea with furniture tacks too, as some come in interesting shapes and textures, so can really "fancy" it up even more!... though that would likely make it a MUCH more expensive project... so perhaps not such a practical idea... but could also look quite stunning, I think!

Anyways, looks great... thanks for sharing this! :)

Faith Towers Provencher on Nov 25, 2018:

@victoria thanks! I think I got the other two at HomeGoods... I've had them for quite a while.

Victoria Zamora on Nov 24, 2018:

Very cool craft! Where did you get your other 2 mirrors?

Faith Towers Provencher on Sep 15, 2017:

Thanks Lisa! I know, surprising right?!

Lisa on Sep 15, 2017:

It's thumbtacks?! I would have never guessed. It looks amazing!!

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