Sold to a close friend, spring 2019.
Dimensions: Frame diameter 25.25 inches, Mirror diameter 16 inches; Thickness 1 inch, Weight 15 pounds. The colors, evocative of water, may make this piece ideal for a bathroom or powder room. (In fact, the grout is coated with a waterproofing substance, and the back is well covered with semi-gloss white paint, so a humid environment won’t degrade it.) But it could also fit well in an entryway, living room, den, or bedroom. It has two D-rings mounted on the back, so all you need to hang it up is a hammer, a nail, and a wall. $250.
I found a mirror in the alley behind my house in the Glover Park neighborhood of D.C. It was originally encased in a large black plastic frame that I thought was pretty unattractive. But the mirror itself was worth saving. Using a jigsaw, I cut out a circle of underlayment for the backing and a donut shape out of medium density fiberboard for the frame, which I glued together. I used the proper silicone to adhere the mirror to the backing. The frame got a coat of primer to facilitate adhesion of the mastic. I bought the tile specifically for this project from my favorite supply store, Maryland Mosaics. I came up with a symmetrical and systematic pattern, but one that has a more random appearance. If this mirror were in your home, I bet it’d reflect a lot of smiling faces. (Unfortunately, no “before” picture is available owing to an unfortunate incident with my wife’s iPhone.)
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