This achievement simpler than it looks, uses broken glass and an old tray to make a wall lamp and candle holder: recycling at all good!
- Small serrated wooden tray 20 cm x 23 cm (Truffaut or Le Grand Comptoir)
- Matte acrylic white paint, brush
- Hanging hook
- Large silver chrome nut 2 cm inside diameter
- Paste to be fixed without nail or screw (Pattex)
- Mirror falls 2 mm thick
- Stylus to cut the glass
- Metal ruler
- Parrot mosaic pliers
- Protective gloves
- Wood glue
- Mirror (12 cm x 16 cm) to place at the bottom of the small tray
- Container, water
- Small powder white tile seal bag
- Small painter's knife
- Dry cloth
Completion time: 4 hours out of drying time
- Paint the outside of the tray and the thickness of the edges in white.
- Attach a hanging hook to the back of the tray.
- Place the nut at the bottom and center of the tray and glue it with a ball of paste (Pattex) so that it is placed horizontally to hold the candle vertically.
- Leave to dry for 12 hours.
- Cut small rectangles of mirror as neatly as possible.
- Practice first on falls: with a decided and supported gesture, draw a fine line with the stylus using the metal ruler.
- Position the mirror piece, the cutting line parallel to one edge of the table.
- With a small swipe of the hand (protect with gloves!), Break the mirror on the cut line.
- Once the "helping hand" is taken, cut small rectangles of about 1 cm x 5 cm slightly narrower at the base since the sides of the tray are flared.
- Position them as you go along the edges of the board to cut rectangles with the right dimensions.
- With the parrot clip, trim the top to respect the undulations of the wood.
- Coat one side of the tray with wood glue, then glue the tabs next to each other, leaving a small gap for the joint.
- Renew the operation for the other sides.
- Let dry and then glue the central mirror.
- In a container, mix water with a little powder coating until you get a creamy paste a little thick.
- With a small painter's knife, spread all over the surface of the mirrors and sprinkle with powder seal.
- With a dry cloth, clean the excess and rub gently until a shiny surface is obtained.
- Place the candle, making sure it is straight.
- All you have to do is fix the mirror to the wall.