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Mirror No. 3

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By Alanb


Mirror No. 3

Following some experiments earlier in the week with a couple of old mirrors, today I fitted one permanently. Really does give the impression there is a window into next doors garden.



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Is this a 'normal' mirror Alan? I want to put another one on my bottom fence but can't see a garden one that I like. This one looks really good :o)

9 Jun, 2014

 

The short answer is yes, Annie, it was an old one a friend had. I think it was off a piece of bedroom furniture, and had been lying in the garage collecting dust.

I lightly sanded the frame down, as it was varnished pine coloured. I took the mirror out of the frame, I then coated the frame with some 'Forest Green' fence care to match the fence. I also coated the backing hardboard with some PVA (for example Unibond), to try and waterproof it a little. Because it is mounted in a slight recess in the fence, hopefully it won't get too wet at the back. I also put some window sealant round the edge of the mirror before putting it back into its frame. I have mounted it on hinges at the top, so that we could adjust the angle, if necessary. My intention would be to take it in, in the winter. I don't know if it would get through our wet, cold, frosty winters very well. I would then clean it and give it another coat of 'Forest Green'. Hope this helps.

PS It's pouring with rain here, so no gardening today.

9 Jun, 2014

 

Thanks Alan, I'm at work so no gardening here either :O(

9 Jun, 2014

 

Have you scoured the Primrose website Annie? They have a good range of mirrors....well, they did have last time I looked anyway. This looks great Alan :)

31 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks Karen. Annie, we have a building recycling emporium nearby which has a good selection of old mirrors, just wondered if you had anything similar near you.

31 Jul, 2014



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