Thrift Store Picture Recycle, DIY

I bought the framed picture for $5 at a thrift store because I liked the frame and liked the fact that it was narrow, could fit in a few places..I wasn't sure how I was going to use it. 
I recently made this coffee filter pendant that is hanging above the stairs going to the basement.. Having a mirror there would reflect this light in a pretty dark space and make it feel a little more spacious.

I primed and painted the frame, in the same paint used for the wall.
Then I brought the frame to a local glass place, they placed the mirror in it for was a few more dollars than the picture, but worth it-

elegant & sophisticated - Candice Olson Wallpapers

Like Candice Olson interiors, elegant, sophisticated with a little bling factor, so are her wallpapers. I looked at some for a recent project of a small half bath.  This is one of a few books she has from the Dimensional Surfaces line which have textures of beads, threads or a hand painted feel to them.  I also looked at Inspired Elements for some metallics.  Although my client & I fell in love with some of these, the cost was a little out of the budget. For an 7' x 3' space the material was about $900, not installed. So I went back and found a similar look for 1/3 the cost. But it was nice to look...

This is the we were interested in, Glass Beads