Everything sure has turned crazy, and it has changed my ability to complete my magic mirror. 🙁 With COVID shutdowns, I’m not receiving the same amount of money from my job since I now have reduced hours. This means that I won’t be able to spend the money on the monitor/electronics needed for the magic mirror. I also am an immuno-compromised person and I am supposed to stay out of public spaces (like grocery stores, hardware stores, etc). I will be trying to enlist my roommate with help getting supplies, but I don’t know if she will be able to get everything.
So while I need to change my project a little bit to fit in with my new restrictions, I still want to create a mirror of some kind. After a lot of browsing, I found what is called a “living mirror”. It essentially is just a regular mirror that is surrounded by plants. This should be substantially less expensive and more do-able with my restrictions.
With the few things that I found, it could either connect a planter to the bottom of an already made mirror. This means I could refurbish a mirror (another upcycle) and find a way to create a planter by myself. I want to make sure that I’m not just piecing things together, but rather creating something new.
The other option is to create a simple wooden frame with a “valley” to hold the plants. Succulents would be a great choice as they don’t need too much sun or water and would likely live in a confined space.
I’ve been scrambled after the shut down of everything and I’m stressed about getting the materials to finish a project. I hope my new options can present something that i will be able to accomplish.