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Today I’m sharing how I made this ho-hum mirror fabulous with just a few easy steps. This is the mirror as I found it:
It was originally $50 from Kirklands according to the tag on the back, but I only paid $3 at the thrift store. (I actually do shop at other places besides the thrift store you know, I promise!)
I started by spray painting the frame black:
Then I purchased a piece of plywood and had
my own personal wood cutters the friendly guys at Home Depot cut it to the measurements I needed. I decided I wanted a border of six inches all the way around my mirror.
At home, I cut a frame for the outside edge out of 1X3s. Here I’m checking to make sure everything lines up nicely. Yes!
I painted the frame with acrylic paint acting sort of like a primer, followed by a coat of spray paint to give it a nice even finish.
Next, I covered my plywood with fabric:
I used the same fabric that I used on my frame to tray upcycle since I already had it on hand.
I attached it to the back using my staple gun.
Then I attached my frame pieces from the back using the small screws you see here:
I attached my mirror the same way, from the back. Here’s how I lined it up and kept it from moving:
Lastly, I finished off the back with some brown packaging paper and added hanging hardware:
My mini DIYer thought it could use a little something more on the back (luckily the paint brush was dry, this time!):
And there you have it, an outdated, ho-hum mirror is now more fabulous than it ever knew it could be!
This was actually my Mom’s Mother’s Day gift. She wanted me to make her a mirror after she saw the one I made for myself here. She was really happy with it.
Maybe you’ll be inspired to make one yourself? Imagine all the fabric choices!
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