This sad looking mirror was in a job lot I bought at an auction last Saturday. This is what it looked like before. There was loads of paint on the mirror around the frame, but I managed to scrape most of that off, thankfully. There was also a big chunk out of the top of the frame, and there was a couple of cracks at the bottom. I thought about filling those in and just giving it a coat of white paint and then distressing it some, but then I came up with this idea!
I cut some strips of sheet music out of an old music book and glued them around the frame. I then coated the entire frame with mod podge.
Then to dress it up a little, I added these cute little roses and a brown bow at the top. I made the roses out of muslin and some pink satin.
What do you think? The glass in the mirror is fairly old... it's slightly wavy and there's a few spots... but I think think that just adds to the character!