Friday, August 12, 2011

What A Difference A Frame Makes

The following picture is still an "in progress" picture of our dining area, but look!  My frame is done...for now.  I still think it needs to be thicker and I've heard that Home Depot has a miter saw that customers can use.  Can anyone confirm?
It was really easy to frame the mirror and the molding only cost $15.  If it's true that Home Depot will cut miters then I want to get all of my bathroom mirrors framed ASAP.

After I got the frame up I started working on my table runner and placemats only to be stopped dead in my tracks by a couple huge mistakes.  I made the runner too short AND it was too matchy-matchy (double fail).  I used the same fabric that I used for my throw pillows because I had a ton of it left over.  I knew that there was just going to be too much of that print in the same space, but I made the runner anyway because I didn't want to spend my precious Craigslist dollars on fabric.  As soon as I got the runner on the table it was obvious that it wasn't going to work even if I made a longer one.  I had to make a trip to Jo Ann which took way longer than I expected and all of a sudden  my afternoon was gone.  I will be working on Plan B for my runner and placemats this weekend and hopefully I'll have a pretty tutorial for Monday.

Have a great weekend!


Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Looks great. I love framed mirrors. The frame anchors the space.

lisa said...

Looks sooo good! I sure hope that Home Depot rumor is true...I need 3 frames done :)

Anonymous said...

The mirror looks great! The Home Depots around here don't have electrical miter saws to use (either by customers or employees). But they do have a hack saw with a miter box for customers to use in the molding department.
The only electric saw they have is a radial arm saw (which does straight cuts), only the employees can do the cuts with it, & sometimes they charge you. I should know, my husband was a HD store manager up until recently!

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