Sunday, March 6, 2011

What to do with 78 rulers?



Just finished a new mirror and am happy with the results. The Steel Ruler Mirror along with The Pencil Mirror will now be part of  'The School House Series'? not 100% sure about that name so if you can think of a better one I'm always open to suggestions:)
The Ruler Mirror is 40" in diameter, weighs 30lbs and is made with 78 stainless steel rulers, 78 nuts and 78 screws. As with ever new mirror it has given our living room a whole new look.

24 comments:

Sue said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!

Liam said...

OMG, awsome

Jesse said...

That is so amazing.

Ryan said...

Ryan said nothing. He smiled and fell to the floor.

M said...

All the superlatives have been taken but I can add it has an awe effect seeing it in person.
I like the name and look forward to your next inspiration.

Designwali said...

Fantastic!

paris parfait said...

Clever and gorgeous!

Design Fixation said...

Love this project... and WOW, what a beautiful living room! I especially enjoy the flowering branches, they really make the room feel friendly.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

This one is certainly a favorite of mine.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

LindaB said...

Do you have instructions/suggestions on how to make a similar mirror somewhere on your site and I missed it? What are the rulers attached to?
Thanks!!

Karen J said...

Hi LindaB,
I don't have instructions (hmm, maybe something to consider?) but I'm full of suggestions (lol).
The base of all my mirrors is 3/4" ply (wood types vary). And before I start any project I begin with a sample board. Actually I've been meaning to do a post about my sample boards for some time now...perhaps I'll get on that one sooner then later!?!

lindsay said...

Where did you manage to find all those rulers?!

Emily Belden said...

How did you punch the holes in the ruler?

Karen J said...

Hi Emily,
They came with holes in them.

Georgie Gilmore said...

I LOVE this! what a great idea and a great blog :-)

Karen J said...

Thanks Georgie Gilmore (love your name, BTW)!
Glad you stopped by.

farm chick said...

I pretty much love this idea...I had to share on my blog:
http://www.esbechic.com/1/post/2011/04/metal-ruler-mirror-what-to-do-with-78-rulers.html

Jill said...

I'm going to do this, but with wood rulers...love the metal look, but I have a TON of wooden ones :)

Karen J said...

Hi Jill,
It works great with wooden rulers.
http://mosaicworksca.blogspot.com/2011/04/meet-steel-ruler-mirrors-sister.html
Good luck!
Karen

Malisams said...

gorgeous. did you start with a round mirror and bolt through it (is that even possible?) or did you actually make the mirror itself and then add the rulers? i'm in awe. and super curious.

Karen J said...

Hi Malisams,
Thanks.
I start with a wood frame.
The mirror is placed in when the frame is complete.

Malisams said...

ah, i get it. makes way more sense that way...i just kept wondering how you bolted through the glass without it cracking.

clearly it's friday and i'm tired. :) thanks for the clarification...

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

i love this, and i would love to feature it on my blog! please let me know if this would be ok with you.
lauren

Machinery Blog said...

VERY CREATIVE! As a local photographer I enjoy seeing different ways artists take everyday object and making something beautiful.