|Project by Craftsman on the lake||posted 01-27-2012 09:32 PM||1398 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
When we redid he bathroom I took the mirror out. We installed one with different dimensions. The old one though was of excellent quality and just the right size for the bedroom. I decided to do two thing to it as it was just a plain beveled edge mirror without a frame. One, frame it, and two paint a decorative border right on the glass.￼
The frame is made of hard maple. The sides are fluted with a type of architrave top. The sill at the bottom has a bulge on the left with a bowl shaped depression for rings or when putting in earrings or whatever. The windows, like the one opposite the mirror have fluted sides so the mirror was designed to loosely mimic the windows in the room. ￼The painted design on the glass was done with acrylics meant for glass and porcelain. The design is a simple vine with thin leaves and tiny white blossoms. I kept it simple as the frame is busy enough. Anything too bulky would not have looked good I think. The hand carved heart in the divot at the top is merely an expression that the mirror was made for the love of my life, my wonderful wife. Overall it came out pretty good. Nothing overly fancy but something I wanted to try to see what would develop. I thought about the design for awhile then one day just when out to the shop and made it.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.