- Charger Plate (from Old Time Pottery...had it from before)
- Spray Paint (From the garage)
- Mirror ($3 from Hobby Lobby)
- Beads ($2 from Hobby Lobby)
- 4 bags of dowels ($8 from Hobby Lobby)
- Hanging bracket (had in tool box)
This is a glue gun project...and you will use a lot of glue!
All I had were gold chargers and I wanted brown...so I sanded it down and spray painted it using Krylon. This is a one time process. After the paint dries you can not come back and respray it. The solvent in the spray paint will eat up the original coat. I learned this the hard way when I went to go touch up some scratches. That's where the beads came in handy!
I then affixed the mirror to the center and began attaching the beads to the outside edge. Make sure to make a nice seal along the edge of the mirror and plate. (Note: You will burn yourself a couple times...stay tough. DIY projects aren't for the weak.)
Then it was time to attach the dowels. Unlike Bobi, I attached mine to the very bottom of the plate. (I was excited that I didn't read her instructions carefully haha... but it still came out ok) When they were all on there I glued in between each of them to make sure they were secure and then glued on the bracket to hang it on the wall.
I then spray painted the dowels and flipped it over and sprayed the front. This is when I tried to touch-up the scratches on the plate (they showed up gold) but the paint started eating itself... awesome. So I got more beads and made a mosaic design to cover it up.
Now it was time to hang it up!
This was a really fun project! I would definitely recommend it! Thanks Bobi for the inspiration!