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6 In DIY/ Furniture/ Home Decor/ How To

How to Build a DIY Wood Mirror Frame

How To Build Wooden Mirror Frame

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.

Materials Needed

*** 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. 

Instructions

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. 

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3 In Bedroom/ DIY/ Furniture/ Home Decor/ How To/ interior design/ Tips and Tricks

DIY Project: How to Chalk Paint a Mirror

About a month ago, my bestie, Morgan, moved into an apartment in Chicago.  She wanted her new space to feel cozy and comfortable without having to spend a lot of money.  She’s currently in grad school so keeping it cheap was a must!  She expressed the need for a get-ready station in her bedroom since she shares one small bathroom with her roommate.  We looked all over for a simple vanity that would fit the space.  The ones we found were either too expensive or just not quite right.  So instead, we decided to refinish some old furniture pieces that she already had using chalk paint.

We spruced up the small table by using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Clear over the top.  For the technique we used, just check out this past blog post… Transforming a Garage Sale Find with Chalk Paint.

For the mirror, here’s what we did…

Supplies

 

Instructions

  1.  Start off with an old mirror you’re looking to transform.  We used this old gaudy gold mirror pictured below or a wooden frame could work as well.

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2.  Brush the edges of the mirror off with a dust rag to insure you’re starting with a clean surface.

3.  Use the painter’s tape to create a rectangle around the outer edge where the mirror meets the frame.  Be sure to take your time and get as close to the edge of the frame as possible.  This will insure a clean edge between the painted frame and the mirrored surface.  You will be taping right on the mirror’s surface.

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