April 12, 2010

Trash to Treasure

I was at Goodwill today and spotted this:

I can't help but wonder where, oh where, this sign fit in. 80's coffee shop? Some type of island-themed cafe? You can't tell from the picture, but the frame was mega gross. I have honestly never seen such a flimsy plastic used for a frame - of a mirror, no less!
The cardboard back had started to curl away from the mirrored glass, enabling me to see that the tacky pastels were printed on paper:

After taking the picture apart, I flipped over the paper, spray painted it, and stuck it all in a new frame:

The original picture was $5 (hooray for Goodwill's color of the week!), and the frame (also at Goodwill) was $8. The mirror hangs almost directly across from the window in my kitchen so that it will help bounce the light around.
There's a little bit of damage to the mirrored portion of the glass, but I think it adds character. Sorry for such a crummy picture, but it's really hard to take a picture of a mirror and not be in the picture yourself!


  1. Wow what a difference! You are so creative.

  2. What is sad to me is that you had to pay $5 for that strange-looking thing. Goodwill people are so weird. But, I'm very glad you did. It looks so cool now! I'm so impressed with all your creative artwork, Heather!


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