So I totally headed to the Dollar Store to get some glasses I wanted and my eye caught these:
See them? Some pretty brown patterned tiles.
I grabbed a whole bunch, a small square mirror and a piece of foam-core board.
When I got home I grabbed some E6000 glue, my hot-glue gun and some scrap brown fabric.
I saw it in my head... but didn't know if I could actually pull it off.
Don't you love those kinds of projects?
So I laid out my tiles the way I wanted and made lines on my foam board:
I used my exacto knife to cut through and get as straight of a line as I could.
Here's my square:
Then I grabbed my scrap fabric and covered the whole piece using it and my glue gun:
(sorry for the glare, my camera hates being indoors)
Then I grabbed my amazing E6000 glue along with the glue gun and started adhering the tile down to the fabric-covered board:
The tiles had little metal hangers so I had to pry those carefully off.
I laid them as straight as I could all the way around then I glued my mirror right into the center.
Since the tiles didn't completely match flush to the mirror, there is a gap around it where the fabric shows through.
(That's okay though, I actually planned for it!) :)
I think it turned out pretty darn great:
What do you think?
Of course, I"m a sucker for brown.
I am in love love with it :)
It's not as sturdy as it needs to be to really hang... but what can you expect with foam board?
I think eventually I'll mount the whole thing on some cool wood boards and hang it... but for now it's going to be standing on top of my mantel.
It's amazing what you can find at the Dollar Store, huh?
Turned out a lot better than what I had in my head too-- I LOVE when that happens.