Friday, January 27, 2012
Both Nate Berkus and Martha Stewart have tutorials on how to make a rope mirror. I saved them both months ago, but couldn't decide which one I liked better.
In the end, I found that the rope I bought didn't lend itself to tying a nice knot like Martha's. I couldn't tie the knot tight enough.
So I decided to do it the Nate Berkus way. The tutorial explains it all, but I have a few notes.
1. In Nate Berkus' world, rope seems to easily lie flat, but mine required clamping to hold it in place once glued. (Maybe it's the rope I bought, manila off the roll at Home Depot.)
2. Use glue that dries clear. I didn't. I wound up doing a little scraping and trimming, and then I wrapped a piece of twine around the edge to conceal what I couldn't scrape off. Twine cures all.
In the end, it's a cheap and quick project, and I think it turned out alright.
Have a great weekend!