Everyone has one. A plain, basic, full-length mirror that’s doing nothing for your home decor game. It’s time to step it up buttercup, and give this mirror a makeover. In this DIY post, I’ll show you how to build a rustic wooden mirror frame.
- Full length leaner mirror (Mine measured 60 x 18 inches) – Here’s a smaller option from Wal-Mart and a larger option from Wal-Mart as well
- ***Three (3) 6ft x 5.5 in. pieces of common board, pine – this may vary depending on how large your mirror is and how thick you would like your frame to be
- Staple gun
- Liquid Nails
- Miter saw would be best, but we used an orbital saw
- Measuring tape
- Wood stain – I used Minwax Wood Finish Penetrating Special Walnut 224
- Foam brush
- Polycrylic Finish- I used Minwax Polycrylic Clear Stain Spray
*** Tip: Make sure that when you purchase your boards that they are all the exact same width. Even though all three were labeled the same size, one was slightly smaller which made it more difficult later on for us. Also, be sure that all the boards lay flat to the ground and they aren’t warped at all.
1. The mirror I started with featured a thick, plastic frame. First, I removed the paper backing and then started to pull away the supporting pieces that were held in with staples. Once that was completed, I used the flip side of the hammer to hook on to the frame and carefully pull the frame off of the mirror. You must go super slow and be patient! If you break the mirror during this step, there’s no going back! It might also be a good idea to wear protective eye wear during this step. The pieces can pop and fly off.