Esse Quam Videri Mirror Quote7:25:00 AM
Do you have a home decor item that you simply cannot make work in your home? You know, one that you've had for a long time, and it's had a lot of different homes within your home, and you just haven't been happy with any of them. That's the case with this mirror--I'm so excited about its new life!
I've had it for a while. It has lately found a home with my daughter's room, and honestly, it hasn't been used there. It was time for a new life! I wasn't sure about this antiqued silver finish, either--it felt dated.
All I needed to update this mirror was some gold craft paint, a paint brush, some clear contact paper, and something to cut the contact paper. I use a Silhouette Portrait, but you could easily use another craft cutter. You could even cut the contact paper by hand!
First, select your quote. I wanted to celebrate my state pride,so I decided to use North Carolina's State Motto (because that's where I live): Esse Quam Videri--To be rather than to seem. I thought that beyond the state pride reason, that quote make sense to be applied to a mirror as a reminder that I should strive to be who I claim--rather than seem that way. I also thought it would be a great reminder for my girls. Of course, none of them can read, particularly not Latin, but a girl can dream, right?
I then cleaned out all the contact paper except the quote. I applied the clear contact paper to the clean mirror. Even though this is "clear" contact paper, it actually looks translucent on a mirror--like it is frosted!
And that's it! Even if you need to buy all the materials to make this project, it is easy an inexpensive!