Mission Style Mirror

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Project by pastorglen posted 02-01-2012 05:50 PM 2033 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past year my family finally understood what the Bungalow/Arts & Craft styles are all about. So little by little we’ve been working to return design elements back to our house style. Design elements of this can be seen in most of the projects I’ve posted here.

This mirror project was on my “to do list” to nudge our home re-design forward.

We had an existing mirror with a white wicker frame—it was ugly and didn’t match anything in our house. So I reclaimed the mirror, burned the other ugly frame, and built this to replace it. It’s simple, but it really adds another component to our bedroom that is making it feel more like a “suite” rather than eclectic hand-me-downs.

I added a few little details just for variety.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 06:11 PM

Great looking mirror frame

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 06:35 PM

Nice job on the mirror, looks great. Nice touches dressing it up.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 06:47 PM


This a great looking mirror. We like the A&C elements as well. Is that white or red oak?

If your burned the old frame to provide shop heating, that’s recycling at its best! ;-)

Thanks for sharing a good looking project.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 02:16 AM

Very nice!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 02:32 AM

Great Glen, I like the corbels on the sides, nice touch.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 03:02 AM

Thanks, all!

(Side note – I’m pretty sure I’m going to dump facebook and focus on LJs. WAY less drama here!)

It’s red oak, Viking. Just getting an order together of quartersawn white oak for a Spring project.

And Tim – the corbels were from my headboard project, but I ended up not using them. I like them on the mirror. Thanks for pointing them out!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 05:14 AM

I’ve said it before, you can’t go wrong with the Arts and Crafts style. Great looking mirror Glen. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 05:22 AM

Beautiful Mirror!

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