|Project by Goddahavefun||posted 1044 days ago||1220 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
I asked a Mate if he ever came across some “Old Fence Pailings” to let me know !!!
Got back from holiday & noticed an entire fence line sitting in driveway !!! LoL
I had some mirrors ive been hanging to use for a project , , I found a picture on internet of a love heart with 2 little ones above it & thought it might look effective with the mirror behind cut out love hearts !!
- Specs (Over all Piece)
900mm x 460mm ‘35 ’ ‘18’
2 mirrors cut to sizeHow I made it !!*
- 5 boards ripped down to 90mm wide
- Braced with 4 timbers across the back , hidden screwed from the back to each board (refer picture 5) ensuring second brace timber from top was between top 2 love hearts & the big love heart allowing at least an inch over lap for mirrors over back face of love hearts !!
- Once all 4 bracing timbers were secured I belt sanded the back face of boards with 40 grit across
the grain to ensure the mirror sits flush against back face.
nb : weathered boards curl up, I didnt worry about putting them thru thicknesser as I like the
rustic look of aged timbers .
Having said that !! LoL . I did sand the front face with 80 grit , because I wanted to stain it !!!
I enlarged the heart picture on my scanner/copier to the size I wanted for this project, then I traced design onto timber with carbon paper underneath !
Love Hearts were cut out with Jigsaw , then sanded edges, slightly rounded off !!!
Paint /stain applications
I wanted to get different affects ,
Applied purple acrylic art paint, then applied mahogony stain laquer, let that dry, then sanded back with 80 grit “orbital sander”
Then with very wet paint brush applied purple paint again , very wet allows the paint to soak into the grain !
Once dry I sealed the entire piece with satin spray laquer !!
Then placed the mirrors !
really enjoyed this project !!! Im working on some other designs , but at present “orders are flooding in for the Love hearts !!! at $140:00 a pop , I cant ignore what women want !!
have a great day
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