My Faithful Sherpa was right, he’s created a monster! This time it’s a mirror for the booth. I love building, can you tell!
I need a mirror in the booth, if anything, at least one I can use to put on my lipstick throughout the day! My check list was it had to be portable, it had to be full length, and it had to be funky. So I started at my favorite place, Pinterest. And Look what I found! http://bit.ly/2gDmjZA
“Honey, can you help me make this.” He’s so good to me. After taking a look at the photo, and talking thru my options, we formed a plan.
We had plywood in the garage, and I had an old door mirror, so I set out looking for a backing.
Rust, it has to be something rusty!
I think I’ll check with my neighbor Don. He might have something rusty! After digging thru his scrap pile, I found a piece of metal, but it was too heavy. While walking back home, I noticed something metalic sticking out of the ground in the abandoned lot next door.
“What are you doing?” I heard my Faithful Sherpa yell across the fence.
“It’s perfect! Look at how rusty it is,” I said while digging an old piece of metal roofing out of the ground.
A quick scrub and it as ready to be turned into a beautiful mirror! I new I wanted to preserve the rustiness of the metal so we sealed it with Rustoleum Clear Matte.
Now the beautiful rust will stay rusty!
"You'll need to frame out your mirror" he said. "It'll keep it from bending." I found some 3/4" plywood in the workshop and cut up some strips that I can use to frame out the metal. Plus it will provide a study place to thru bolt everything together. Look at me, builders lingo "thru bolt!"
I still had paint left over from the sign, so I gave everything a good coat of beautiful turquoise green paint.
After framing out the mirror with the battons, we added three hinges.
Look at the frame! It's beautiful. All I need now is the mirror!
I love how it turned out! I love the rust, the mirror, the foldability, everything!