Hope you all had a GREAT holiday weekend! We did for sure and I decided to kick of 2012 by dusting off a few of my tools. I kind of took a break from building when I was put on bed rest back in September, but I’m finally back in action… Woohoo!
So… I actually bought the supplies for this next big project back in September as well. I have been so excited to finally get them done! I made 3 mirrors for my dining room and I LOVE them! They are super easy and cheap… My kind of DIY!
I started with a 4×8 sheet of 1/2″ MDF from Lowe’s. I had a them rip it into 20″ pieces. So, each piece was 20″x49″ and there was a scrap piece left as well. This sheet was around $20 and my Lowe’s cuts for free. This is all the cutting you will need to do to the MDF which is great!
I found this trim that I liked for around $3 for an 8′ piece.
I used my miter saw for this next part, but you can also use a little hand saw for projects like this. I used one before getting my big saw. It was $12 at Lowe’s. You will need a little miter box too. Here is a set at Lowe’s that would work perfect!
I cut 4 equal pieces of trim for each mirror at 10.5″ each.
My first step was attaching this trim to my mdf boards. I used Gorilla Wood Glue and my brad nailer to attach my top trim piece first. I attached it 4.5″ from the top of the mdf board.
I then attached my other pieces to form a box. Each corner is cut at a 45 degree angle.
I found these great wood medallions at Lowe’s for about $6 a piece…
I used some of my wood glue and a few nails to attach it to the center of the square.
Finally, I used a cheap base molding to trim the top and bottom of each mirror. I bought two pieces from Lowe’s at about $5 a piece.
I just used some wood glue and my brad nailer to attach them.
Now I was ready for paint!
I gave them each a couple coats of my very favorite!
After they dried I attached the hardware to the back before attaching my mirrors to the front.
I used D-rings and metal wire on the back of each board, and used anchors on the wall with screws to hang each board from.
Now for the mirrors!
I found my great mirrors at Ikea, but really any mirror that fits will work on this part. Walmart sells great behind the door mirrors that would be perfect for $5 a piece. These are the mirrors I used from Ikea…
I used Liquid Nails Mirror Adhesive on the boards to attach my mirrors. Just squeeze it on, attach your mirror, and let it dry!
My final step was to hang them up and take a few pics! What do you think??
I hope you love them! They really were super easy to build! They took about an hour to construct all 3 with my crazies running around me And of course I had help hanging them too…
Yes… She is in her jammies, with her “pretty” on her head and wearing one of my house shoes… Love.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions!