I had this old vintage mirror that my mom used as her vanity when she was in high school. In the old house, it hung at the end of the hallway so that you can see the boogey man in the mirror before he gets you. It broke in the move to Georgia and the remains sat in the garage for a month waiting to be taken to the curb.
But I had a blank space on my kitchen wall. And I had spray paint.
I removed the broken mirror glass and behind it was this piece of wood. I hit it with a couple coats of white Rustoluem, let it dry and then sat down at my cutting mat and cut some painter’s tape, length-wise, using an Exacto knife, into not-so-perfect strips and stuck it to the wood.
Twenty minutes later I had an irregular herringbone pattern:
Then I sprayed it with some gray spray paint and added a few sections of yellow.
When I took off the painter’s tape to reveal the white, some of the paint came up with it.
That’s an art-shart. Embrace the mistakes.
I hit it with some light sandpaper…
…and there. A piece of trash turned into a piece of art.
Well, sort-of art. It fills the empty space. And it matches. Still toying with the idea of adding a white plastic animal head to it… or turn it into a clock. … But, I’ll probably just sit here.