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Mirrored Window Message Center

Again… Mills loves her mirrors…and third person apparently. Anywho, I found this awesome nine-paned window at an antique store I’m obsessed with called Green Oak Antiques http://www.greenoakantiques.com in Rochester, IN. After perusing window crafts on le Pinterest, the place where all inspiration comes to roost, I had a plan. Six of the panes would be a mirror, two would be cork board, and one would be a dry erase board. Easy enough, right?

Luckily, I had a frameless mirror handy and took it to a local shop to have it cut for me (it was a tempered mirror and I mainly work with…not…glass…) and they cut it to size rather quickly. I also picked up some more glass adhesive. Then I ran to our local Staples and bought sheets of corkboard.

They came in a package like thisLife in the Burrow- Mirror Message Center

http://www.staples.com/Quartet-12-x-12-Natural-Cork-Tiles-Frameless-Modular-4-Pack-102-/product_457619.

After I had all the supplies, it came time to bust out the elbow grease!

I removed the original  and window caulking with a scraper and lots of that magical elbow grease. This old window probably would have kept the rain out for quite a few more years had it not been removed from whatever home it had been in. Once all the panes were out, I inserted the cut pieces of mirror and made sure they were all snug as bugs in their…..window frames…moving on now.

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The corkboard was MUCH easier to deal with and went into their portions of the window very easily followed by a white piece of paper behind the single windowpane I did not remove. And there we have our mirror, corkboard, and white board message center!

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The last step, a while later, was to attach two amazing brackets I also purchased from Green Oak Antiques on either side of the window and cut a piece of scrap wood to length and made a shelf. Painted the whole thing a fresh coat of white and it was good to go!

Easy peasy!

 

Window: Approx. $9

Brackets: Approx. $6

Mirror cuts: Approx. $7

Cork tiles: Approx. $16

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