Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Besides a little shopping, I worked on a few projects around the house. I was able to finish my oyster mirror! I am so pleased with how it turned out! However, I was not thrilled with cleaning the shells!
I ended up purchased a 32 lb. sack of raw oysters. After my husband ate them, I cleaned them! Individually! By Hand! It was a stinky smelly job! I finally figured out that it would be easier to spread them out in the yard, far from the house, and let nature take its course for a couple of weeks! After I finished cleaning them, I soaked them in bleach and water for awhile to remove any lingering smells.
I hot glued them directly onto the frame of the mirror. To finish the sides, I used a large white rope that I had on hand.
Cost of large mirror 50 cents from a yard sale, $30 for a sack of oyster, which my husband loved eating!, and some free rope! You can’t beat that!
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