Console/Credenza Update

Quick update on the console –

Slowly but surely, this is getting done.

This is a pic this evening

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The outside has been completely painted and will be ready for turquoise chalk paint in the inside. Currently, the inside is still dirty especially compared to the newly painted sides.

Before fitting the sides back, I dry fitted the top. Shaping the zinc sheet will be the timely piece.

20131110-182442.jpgFor the doors, that will be another week. I had bought a polycarbonate sheet and learned not to cut using a circular saw. :-/ it cracked so I am ordering one precut to my specs. The clear piece will be the center and the sliding doors have been made shorter to accommodate the new piece.

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Revamped “sunburst” Mirror (edited)

I bought this Ikea mirror about the time I got my house. It was what started my love for Mid-Century Modern.

 

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What I really wanted was something with more spokes and of course, the idea would be a real MCM sunburst mirror. Instead, I ended up revamping my existing mirror last night. I was at Hobby Lobby and they had this candle holder (50% off) that had what I guess were supposed to be metal “branches” that formed a circle. I’ve seen somewhere on a blog where someone flattened it out and made their own mirror so I was going to go with that idea.

I couldn’t find a mirror for the middle and decided to see if I could combine it with my existing mirror.

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This was after using the Chrome spray paint I bought for my credenza. Some of the spokes broke off when I flattened it out so I had to hot glue them to the back.

Around midnight, when it all dried, I HAD to hang it up. IMG_2071

I’ll add some small mirrors eventually to make it look more symmetrical.

I had played around with the looking glass paint on the mirror before and that is why some of it looks a little tarnished. A lot of it came off when I taped it off for the chrome. There is still just a hint of it to give it a retro vibe.

Updated 18 Nov

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