Southern Fun With Mirrors

When we married, one of our gifts was a window that had been recovered from an old school. The panes had been filled in with mirrors. That window frame had seen a lot in its day and now it is living in our home.

When I was in a creative mood (and when I had more time to express my creativity), I decided I wanted to do something with that mirror and was inspired by this book:

Glass Art

The book had great instructions and patterns. The product (Plaid’s Gallery Glass) lets you create a stained glass look with gel paints.

gallery glass

It was a lot of fun. For the longest time, I had the mirror on my back porch. Unfortunately, a storm brewed while I was away and strong wind blew the mirror over. However, it only lost one pane!

The trick now is to take some photos of the mirror to show you. Taking pictures of mirrors is always a challenge, huh? Sorry, they are a little blurry because I didn’t use a flash.

Gallery Glass Mirror

Galler Glass bluebird
galler glass birdhouse
gallery glass bees
galler glass hummingbird

gallery glass mirror

It was really easy and I loved how it turned out. You can make art for your windows and you can even peel them off and move them around. So, now, I’ve got to decide what my next project with Gallery Glass will be!

What are you transforming today? Check out some great transformations at:

Metamorphosis Monday
Metamorphosis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch

And find some great blues at:

Blue Monday with Smiling Sally

And find some creative fun at:

Its so very creative

Today’s Lagniappe:  Basil Pesto
I’ve got tons of basil growing right now so it looks like it time to make some pesto!

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese.

If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle remaining oil over the top. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and stir in cheese.





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    I’ve just been thinking about using Gallery Glass to add a little bit of privacy to a transom window in our closet. Yours looks great!

  9. Diane Avatar

    Love how that turned out. I used to love making things with gallery glass, but haven’t used any in years. Might give it another go one day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Oh, how pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Christy-What a unique wedding gift! I especially love the bees! I am sure it takes a lot of patience and a steady hand to do this–it looks great!

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    To be able to be creative-so much fun!!!!

  13. jeanne Avatar

    Love your window and the add on pics to the mirrors. I too have an old window and I put it in my laundry room that didn’t have a window. I put curtains up and used some sky colored paper behind the glass.. I would love to do what you did. Good idea and a good job. Where did you find the stickons ?

    Happy Blue Monday.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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    Wonderful colors!

    Happy Blue Monday!

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    Oh, this is so cute!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

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