Classic beachy whiteswash meets native Hawaiian driftwood in this stunning 24 inch mirrored wreath. Beachouse decor has never made such an elegant statement.
Three layers, and approximately 200 pieces of driftwood, circle around a 12 inch mirror. Each piece of driftwood is cut and sanded based on its specific placement and angle. You will see, when you look directly into the mirror, that the cross sections of driftwood form a perfect circle...made from imperfect and natural materials!
Each piece of driftwood is lightly whitewashed before it is placed. The light white washing allows for some of the natural color variation to show through, while giving the piece an overall uniform and muted tone.
This mirror is built on a sturdy 18 inch (1/8 inch thick) wooden circular board. It hangs by a strong (4 mm thick) cotton cord that is secured through the board. The hanger will not be seen when the mirror in placed on the wall. I would suggest using a mount such as an angled picture hanger for easiest and most secure hanging.
Each piece of driftwood is glued using a variety of industrial strength adhesives. I do not use nails or screws. I find that this better maintains the integrity of the wood. Each piece of driftwood is secured at many points to its neighboring pieces which gives structure and durability to the finished wreath.