Hey!!!! This week, I’ve been busy working on our dining room. The last project that I shared from this room was this Distressed Planked Wall.
If you missed this $100 goodie, you can see it HERE or click the image above! Today, I’m sharing that giant mirror hanging over the wall 🙂
Here’s how 🙂
Now, the rest of the cuts will be best to measure and cut as you go. I bought 2 – 8ft. sticks of 2 1/4″ casing (stain grade if you plan to stain. If you are painting, you can get the less expensive primed casing). Make sure to lay out a few mirrors so that you have an exact fit for your casing.
To get the exact measurement, I cut one end of casing at a 45 degree angle, matched the new mitered corner with a corner of the plywood and marked where the other corner of the plywood hit the casing. This is where you will make your other 45 degree cut.
Once all four casing pieces were cut, I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue and my Ryobi Airstrike Nailer to attach the trim to the plywood. I used 5/8″ brad nails.
I found these mirrors at Hobby Lobby and bought them, when they were 1/2 off, for about $5 each (I bought 9). To remove the stickers and the felt pads I used a razor scraper, then cleaned the mirrors with windex.
Now, I had a temporary moment of insanity (never happens;) ) and glued the mirrors down before staining. DO NOT DO THIS! It’s a pain in the booty. But, when the stain/paint dries, you can use Gorilla Glue Epoxy to glue the mirrors in place. Just squeeze the glue components out and mix it together to form the glue (I like to use scrap wood to mix the glue on).
The final building step is to trim the edges of the entire piece. This will cover up the plywood edge and the casing. I used 1×2 pieces and mitered them at 45 degrees, just like the casing. You will also measure and cut as you go for this part. To attach them, I used wood glue and my Airstrike Nailer with 1″ brad nails.
To hang it, I bought this French Cleat from Amazon. I love using these to hang heavy pieces. It’s very easy to get the piece level and its a secure hold!
If you like my $110 Dining Table, you can download our FREE plans to build your own HERE! You can read about my curtains HERE, the centerpiece HERE, the flooring in this room HERE, the chandelier HERE and the paint color on my walls HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by!