Hey there! I’ve been on a mirror kick lately and I’m loving it! This week, I spent about $20 and 2 hours on this DIY Mirror cutie!
I LOVE it:) It’s the perfect weekend project and you get so much bang for your buck! Here’s how you can make your own:)
I started by purchasing this 14-inch beveled mirror. It’s only $10.99 and you can purchase it on Amazon below! It’s actually a candle plate but it makes the perfect DIY mirror;) Hobby Lobby carries similar plates but they are smaller. This was the largest I could find at a low price!
It was sold out but I purchased anyway and I still received it in a week!
If you aren’t ready to purchase a compound miter saw, this hand saw and miter box is the perfect solution for small projects like this:)
I purchased 1 – 1×4 @ 10 ft. and made 5 cuts at 22″ long.
Then I used my Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes into 4 of the 22″ boards.
Now, make 45-degree cuts off of each corner. I marked 5″ on each corner (forming a triangle with each point – so you will have 2 – 5″ marks on each corner)
Now for the finish! I chose to have a distressed-paint finish for this one.
Once the paint has dried, just sand all over the piece with 120-grit sand paper. The Vaseline keeps the top coat from sticking to the base coat and the paint will sand off with very little effort! I love this technique because it gives a great “chippy-look”! ;)
Now to attach the beveled mirror!
Peel the felt pads off of the back of the mirror.
Then, apply a very generous amount of Liquid Nails to the back of the mirror. Keep it close to the center so it doesn’t leak out the sides and make a mess;)
Lay it on the center of the boards and let it dry! Mine dried pretty quick. Make sure the mirror does not budge before you hang it on the wall. I suggest letting it sit over night before hanging. You can still finish the project while it’s drying though;)
To hang this cutie, I purchased these cup hangers and spray painted them with a little Espresso! I pre-drilled a small hole into the top of the mirror frame and screwed them in. (I chose for my mirror to hang long ways)
That was it! Just hang it up! You can use a black screw and anchor it into the wall or, you can use a finial like I did. I purchased this finial from Lowe’s. It’s an Allen & Roth wooden finial (from their curtain rod accessories) that comes in a 2-pack for about $12. I splurged since this project was so inexpensive and I really think it adds so much to the piece!
I’m just loving it! Nothing better than a 2-hour project for only $20! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!
If you love my DIY Mirror, I would LOVE your pins;)
Thanks so much!