Mirrors are essential pieces of decor. They can also be incredibly pricey.
Skip purchasing what everyone else owns and create a work of your own! Here are three DIY mirror projects weâ€™ve collected from Pinterest that you can use for your own space:
Without spending hundreds of dollars, try this DIY sunburst mirror with simple instructions:
You will need bamboo skewers
Add painters tape to the back of your circular mirror where you want your longest points to be on the mirror.
One your painterâ€™s tape guide is in place, start hot gluing the bamboo skewers one or two at a time, varying short and long.
Spray the back of the skewers with a few coats of gold spray paint. Let dry and flip over. Give the front about 5 thin coats of spray.
Rustic Shelf Mirror
This one is simple because even the slightest imperfections are what gives it that much more personality!
-Cut the stiles and rails to length of desired frame
-Assemble with glue and clamps
-Cut the back to size along with the pillar strips
-Sand these parts and assemble
-The pillar strips along the back will provide an opening for the mirror
-Add a mirror adhesive to the back and set the mirror in place
-Next, cut the shelf parts to length
-Secure an end and a hanger to ends of the top
-Drill a countersunk hole to receive a wood plug for each screw (plugs will hide the screw heads)
-Attach the end and hanger using screw glue
-Clamp the shelve to the mirror frame and drill pilot holes for the screw that secure the frame to the shelf
-Apply a finishing wax to the holes and drill the screws
-Remove screws and add a wood finish of your choice
-Reassemble the mirror to the back and screw through the back
-Position the shelf and screw into the holes you created
French Window Pane
Spend less money on an expensive-looking touch for your living room or bedroom.
-Attach mirrors to the project plane
-Use tape to attach them to each other
-Add trim on the sides by applying liquid nails
-Use clamps to ensure there is a solid bond
-Attach the cabinet trim pieces to the mirror. (Glue the 47″ piece along the center of the mirror and then attach the 11 1/4″ pieces where the mirror edges butt up to each other)
-Tape the pieces to the mirror to help it bond.
-Attach the the 48″ and 24″ cabinet trim to the edges of the mirror using the tape
-Using glue, attach the 2″ x 2″ trim to the mirror.
-Attach the quarter round to the edge of the 2″ x 2″ trim
-Fill up in any holes with wood filler, sand, paint and there you have it!
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