AKA a super easy no-duh but look how cool it turned out project! I needed a mirror behind my computer to avoid being startled by my coworkers. You know, the ones who stand within inches of you silently waiting for you to notice them?
I used Curly Girl napkins and peeled away the back to have a super thin design layer.
If this had been for someone else, I would have masked off the mirror and had a tidy work space. But after jumping out of my skin one too many times, getting it done was more important.
I added sparkly glue to the Mod Podge. Even started a trend. Many of my coworkers have mirrors behind their monitors.
I picked this up from a neighbor's curb. It is painted with that brown that looks like wood (forever a mystery as to why) with many many nicks. It was to be a Christmas present for my son and his girlfriend. I finished it today so happy Christmas to them.
I read instructions on Pinterest. Many people bought special brushes and ingredients. My rule was that I couldn't buy anything. I used latex paint, baking soda, and a really nice artist's brush. I tried to use brush on acrylic sealer and most of the paint came off. I repainted and used spray acrylic instead. I am going with a not too bad result.
This is my third year participating. I was so impressed with the Valentines I made this year.
It is a scanned copy of a vintage owl potholder, a Lilly Pulitzer notecard, and very old rick-rack.
But then I got this and realized how modest my effort was:
I'm sure that Candy from Ohio wins all of the Valentine making awards. Hands down the best Aunt Peaches Valentine ever. Also the best Valentine I've ever received. Much gratitude to you Candy!! Probably keeping this on my tie advertising guy forever.