Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Pirate Mirror

Today, a project in progress, it’s going to be a pirate mirror for Young Master Bertie’s bedroom, hopefully for Christmas, if I can find a few more of the sort of embellishments I have in mind.
IMG_3838The wooden framed mirror measures 56cmx x 36cms and was a charity shop find for just £2.70, well, it would have been rude not to buy it!
All I have done so far is cover the frame with plastic pirate coins, the design on them is different on each side, so add a bit of extra interest as well as texture.  I used E6000 to glue them on with for an extra strong bond, I don’t want to risk anything coming off.  I used four bags of coins found in The Range (£1.25 each) and have set a few aside to add at a later stage if needed.
The compasses came in a pack of six from Poundland, I cut the top loop off each one as they didn’t really serve any purpose on this project.  I am also not too keen on the plain black sides showing, so I think they may be embellished by winding a little “rope” round them.  If I could take out the plastic fronts and then put them back (I need to play with one first) I would like to add a few jewels to the insides, but I am not sure that would be possible.
The pirate figure came from a charity shop too for 50p and is just perfect.  The wooden parrot came from The Range (£1).  As the overall effect of the mirror is going to be pretty bling and shiny, I am planning on giving him a makeover with a coating of Ranger Glossy Accents and a googly eye.
Before I can now go any further I need to collect some more pirate accruements, which may take a little time as I want them to be of a similar proportion to the coins and compasses,  perhaps an eye patch or two, a telescope, some pirate flags, a couple of small swords, a palm tree (?) and a few shells  I am also thinking that I could make a pirate map or two by rolling out piece of fimo and then drawing on it with a Sharpie pen after it’s been baked.  I have some small bottles that can also be filled with jewels and/or scrolls. With the large pieces in place, I can then go overboard, filling the gaps with jewels, chains and shells etc.  What I would really like to find is a small, toy plastic pirate boat for the top right hand corner ………. but I think that’s a bit of a tall order, but you never know!


tilly said...

WOW lucky Bertie !! they struck lucky in the grandma department getting you lol

marc said...

love it need some shrink plastic to make a few things will look out for pirate ship but sure we could make something if needs be big love ,marc