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salt and wood

Re use it or lose it


I found this circa 1930s mirror on a rubbish collection pile a couple of years ago and it only recently occurred to me that it would take relatively little effort to bring out its inner beauty! I took it apart to discover a great deal of lumpy dust, an interesting stamp on the hand painted silver mirror backing and series of little wedges holding the glass into the timber frame. The frame was doweled together and as you can see has an arched top component. I simply cleaned all the bits and sanded away the previous wood coloured paint restoration probably from the 1970s. Then plugged the holes with some orange wax and varnished it. Added some brass hooks from the Bunnings bargain bin and some orange rope salvaged from the beach and voila!

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