I finished a project recently that I thought I would share with you. If you haven't already noticed I love anything nautical themed and the last few years any home decor involving rope has been pretty popular. I love using twine or sisal rope to wrap an inexpensive vase or recently a lampshade. I have seen a lot of mirrors using a rope frame and I love them all but obviously they are a little expensive. Here a few I have seen and loved:
Bixby & Ball - $330
Pottery Barn - $395.....ouch!
My husband is an electrician and usually has many wood cable spools left over from projects and I have made sure that he gives them to me when he is done. Right now I just have three different sized wood spools because a lot of them are just plastic and I don't think I would use them. The large spool I am going to make an oversized clock, but I had a small one about 18" in diameter and I had some left over 1/4" sisal rope so I decided to make my own rope mirror.
I had stained the wood spool top before but didn't like how it turned out so I used that side to start hot gluing my sisal rope around the center.
Notice our smallest dog's little feet at the top left, somehow he always makes a little appearance in my pictures!
I attached some hanging hardware to the back and hung it up in our hallway. It may not be as large or perfect as the other mirrors but I am happy with it....plus it cost me $0! Even better!