Ahhh! It’s been FOREVER. Sorry to stay gone so long but I had a series of things happen that kept me away from the computer… But I’m back 🙂 I’m so excited to share my next project with you. This is an easy one you can have done in a few hours but it will look like it took you much longer. I have been wanting a full length mirror so I made this.
This is how I did it. I started by purchasing a few things that were cheap and easy to find.
I found my full length mirror in black at Walmart for $5.00… Can’t beat that!
I found everything else at Lowes. The 5 fence posts were super cheap!
The wooden scrolly was around $7.
And my wood screws were about $5 also but will last me a long time.
My first step was to cut my posts the same length. I used my miter saw for this part but you can also use a small hand saw or have Home Depot cut them for you. Mine were about 5′ tall each after I cut them.
I also cut a piece of scrap 1×2 to anchor my posts together. These are around $1.50 at Lowe’s also. I put all my posts good side down on the ground. These are the tools you need now.
I ran a line of Gorilla Wood Glue one the posts where my 1×2 would lay.
Then, I put the 1×2 on top of it and used my drill to drive a wood screw into each post.
When I was finished it looked like this.
I repeated this step on the other end and I was done. I then used some cream latex paint to dry brush my posts. I wanted it to look and worn.
While that was drying I moved on to the other pieces. I taped off my cheap black mirror so I wouldn’t have to take it apart.
I then painted the entire black edge with FolkArt Seamist acrylic paint that I get at Hobby Lobby. This took at least 3 coats but they dry fast so it’s no big deal. After it was dry I added a bit of Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze. You just paint it on and then wipe off as much as you want with a wiping cloth or old t-shirt.
I also painted and glazed my scrolly…
Now it was time to put this baby together. Because both my mirror and scrolly were so light I decided to hot glue it to the posts. I just added LOTS of hot glue under the mirror to make sure it sticks. Then, I attached the scrolly.
I really like the look of this leaning against a wall rather then hanging so my work is done. For now, it sits in the reading area of my bedroom. I love it! What do you think??
Hope you guys like it! It was a simple and cheap way to create a very custom mirror! It’s good to be back… Thanks so much!!