Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Introducing Home Malone

I’m beyond excited to announce that I am a new vendor at The Creole Cottage (1817 Magazine St.) I’ll be displaying some of my larger pieces in the main section of the store, but sneak down the side hall to check out the rest of my items in the back

Since their inventory is running low, I’ll bring pieces over starting…TODAY! Make sure to check out the pieces labeled under my new business name – Home Malone. 

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--Kristin Malone

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My DIY Defeat

If the superstitions are true, I'm in for a lot of bad luck. We've all heard opening an umbrella indoors or a black cat crossing in front of you can bring bad luck. I really hope the one about breaking a mirror bringing you 7 years of bad luck turns out to be an old wives’ tale.

Being the frugal, re-purposing addict that I am, I bought a mirror at the salvage yard. For $1/ft², you can't beat it - or can you?

I figured if I can conquer the miter saw and router, cutting plate glass shouldn't be a problem. Boy was I wrong. It seemed indestructible. I got all the tools ready and followed all the instructions - but it wouldn't snap. Well, never mind, it did snap - right down the center.


I tried getting another piece from the salvage yard, but having learned my lesson the hard way, I brought it to a glass cutting house. I brought it home and as I’m getting it out of my truck - clipped it on my car door. You guessed it, cracked again.

Lots of bad luck.
After another mirror and another cut, the mirror ended up costing more than if I just paid for it brand new. I was defeated by a mirror!

Anyway, enough of my mirror drama...

I had an old door without the glass pane and 3 holes drilled in the side.

I used a hole saw bit to make 2 wood cutouts to fill the top two holes. I covered it up with an antique knocker I found at the flea market.

I chose a old door knob from my small collection to fill the last hole.

 I installed the mirror in the door by removing the trim on the backside of the door. I replaced the trim with a pneumatic nail gun and 2 inch finishing nails.


I'm debating whether or not to put coat hooks on the sides. This would make a great entry-way coat rack/leaning mirror. 

- Kristin

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