Project No. 1: Cork Mirror

OK, I’m pretty pumped that I’ve finally got this thing going… so here’s my first project post EVERRRRRR!

I’ve had this mirror for a while and I couldn’t quite figure out what to do with it. You will soon learn that I love mirrors and think they are so fun to refinish. This one was used as a display case for three old coke bottles. If you look closely you can see the slats in the sides where two shelves (which are long gone) divided the bottles from one another.

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I also have a ton of corks that my hubby and I have been saving. We go married at a vineyard last September, so we have a bunch of corks we bought from the vineyard for wedding diy projects, so between those corks and the corks we’ve saved from the yummy bottles of wine we drink, I had plenty for this project.

Supplies:

Mirror — this mirror is about 2.5 inches deep

Corks

Hot glue

First, I picked out the corks I liked best. I thought the ones with wine stains had a lot of character, so I used all of those that we had. We also had a champagne cork that was a little funky, so that was a must.

I started to play around with the corks, lining them around the edges until they all fit smoothly around each side. That actually took quite a bit of maneuvering and switching of the corks, but I cam up with this:

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Then this:

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I started gluing each cork directly onto the mirror.

Note: It is smart to clean the mirror first, but my husband decided to throw out our Windex. Lame.

It’s important to go in order so the corks all fit nicely, so I made sure to glue them on in order.

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Just a small dab of hot glue works great. Glue all your corks on and you are done! I might add another row to the mirror once we drink enough wine for me to do so, but for now… here’s the finished product:

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It will look great in my kitchen, right next to my wine rack.

Thanks for reading! And yes, I did this project this morning at 6:15 a.m. I was just that excited.

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