Some of you may know that I worked on a episode of Restaurant: Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine.  This DIY mirror is by far my favorite project that we completed at the Double H Ranch.  {Have you read the Restaurant: Impossible Double H Ranch article? It features all the projects I completed for the show}.  I love the design, the color and that it incorporates my love of repurposing & upcycling.

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This project was born when designers Cheryl and Nicole came to me and asked me to create a mirror (on a budget) that would make a statement. Umm…ok girls…you got it!

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This is where this project started…the dumpster! I had remembered that several of the ceiling fans had been removed and replaced with lights. This is where I found them and they were perfect! I use to dumpster dive a lot, I wish I had the time…it’s an addiction once you start!

We found 6 of them, unfortunately it had rained a bit so several of the blades were wet and ultimately ruined…luckily there were enough!

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The first thing we did was lay them all out to dry. Next, we spray painted them with 2 coats of Rustoleum Spray Paint; letting them dry between coats.

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I met so many wonderful people who volunteered. Most of them were mom’s of campers here at the Double H Ranch. This is one of them…she became one of my spray-painting fairies! I must say, the project couldn’t have been completed without the amazing volunteers. It’s so amazing how so many people can come together in organized chaos like this and complete such a large project in a short amount of time…

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Once they were dry, we fished through them and found the ones that had no water damage. We then flipped them over and screwed them to a 20″ wooden circle (spray-painted in the same color).

I wanted this mirror to have more of a starburst effect so attached one layer of blades all the way around and then I overlapped a second layer in the gaps of the first layer.

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All that was left was flipping it over and attaching the mirror with Liquid Nails.  I think it is “fan”tastic and I hope you do too!

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Is the Diva  in you inspired? Be sure to check out all the projects that we covered at the Restaurant Impossible Holiday Special at the Double H Ranch.
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