How to repurpose a wicker mirror into a nautical picture frame

Hi friends, I hope you are enjoying your summer!  I am back with another fun repurpose project using a wicker mirror.  Last week when it was hot and humid outside I decided to stay inside and clean out a closet that I use to store my home decor.  While digging through the closet I found a wicker mirror that was screaming for a repurpose!

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I love the wicker and the oval shape but I didn't need another mirror hanging on my wall. So my solution was to repurpose it into a picture frame for a nautical map.

BEFORE


I had no idea how this mirror was held together, so I flipped it over and pulled out the cardboard back.  I noticed that the mirror was held in place with staples and wicker strips.  This means this was going to be a simple project and you know how much I love simple!


I used a flat head screwdriver to remove the wicker strips and a wire cutter to pull out the staples.



Ta-Da!!



I used one of the chart maps from my nautical chart book to put inside the frame.



I used the cardboard backing as a template to cut the oval shape for the map.



After cutting the oval shape map I glued it to the cardboard backing and painted a thin coat of mod podge right on top of the map to seal and protect it.  While that was drying I painted the wicker frame using a mint color fabric paint. You can use spray paint but I wanted to try out my new fabric paint!  I used the Tulip brand Slick finish.



This was my first time I used fabric paint on wicker and I have to say I like the results.  I waited about a half hour for the paint to dry before popping the map into the back of the frame.  The mint color paint brings out the green in the map.  I have the frame hanging in my den along with a chart map sailboat that I made last year and these gorgeous purple hydrangeas.














The blue race boat was another one of my repurpose projects. It came from an old trophy. 
Click on this link to read the post  Repurpose Old Trophies





Do you love my colorful nautical chart map as much as I do?  Then you might be interested in reading my other repurpose projects using maps. Click on the links below:





2 comments

  1. I adore this repurposed mirror!

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  2. I love how this turned out! I think it would be a really nice gift too for the traveler in your life :) Pinned & sharing!

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