First, thank you so much for all the nice comments and e-mails after my post last Friday about keeping all the balls in the air. It truly does bring me some calm to know we’re all in the same boat. Some days it feels a little more crushing than others, though, you know?
I’ve loved this look for awhile but hadn’t found a reasonably priced ready-made one around, so gathered up some hardware store materials and set out to make one. Here’s how you can too:
- 42″ x 36″ mirror
- 2 – 8′ poplar 1x4s
- 4 – 4′ poplar hobby boards, 3″ wide
- 4 – 4′ poplar hobby boards, 1 1/2″ wide
- 3 – 8′ pieces thin trim moulding (something relatively flat looks best)
- finishing/brad nails – anything less than 3/4″ long
- black semi-gloss paint
- clear adhesive
- hanging hardware – ring hooks and wire
sarah m dorsey says
This is great!!! I love the scale of it! I recently got a few mirrors cut at a glass shop an it was surprisingly affordable for a custom size!
I need to find a local glass shop – a friend suggested that to me recently and I had an “OF COURSE!” moment!
Provident Home Design says
Lowes sells both glass and mirror up to 30 x 36 inches in size ($16 for the largest size). And if you buy it from them they will cut it to whatever size you want for free!
Kristin Cadwallader says
You did great Jen! You make it look easy! xo Kristin
Well it’s no bar cabinet as far as labor goes ;)
EASY/PEEZY :) This goes directly to MC!
Awesome! I seriously love how this turned out!
Cassie Bustamante says
you rock! girls who can build awesome things rule.
Seriously, I need to get that on a t-shirt!
Rachel Rardon says
Dang, you’re good. Love when a DIY looks so expensive – this one rocks!
Awesome – thank you!!
Bethany DeVore says
It looks so good and so high end!
That’s so nice, Bethany – thank you!!
Julia @cuckoo4design says
Pinned because I love it
Haha – thank you, sweet friend!
Jennifer Susil Griffin says
You are the master carpenter! Love this little spot in your kitchen!
Haha! Thank you on both counts :)
Danielle Driscoll says
Looks so great! x
Provident Home Design says
This turned out amazingly! I recently did a tutorial on making one of these beauties out of an old window pane. I am SO impressed you created it from scratch! Great work!:-)
Thank you! I’d been looking around for an old pane to use but hadn’t seen any the size I wanted. The things that are borne of “necessity”… :)
So curious what paint color that is on the walls! Looks great :)
Hi! It’s Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.
Maureen Carey Allen says
Love this! Quick question on the vertical molding. It looks to sit on top of the horizontal molding – what did you do to ensure it stayed in place given it doesn’t have as much surface area to adhere to?
Hi Maureen – it actually doesn’t sit on top of the horizontal pieces. The horizontal pieces run the full width of the mirror, glued to the mirror surface with clear adhesive. The vertical pieces are cut to fit in between each horizontal piece, and are also glued to the surface of the mirror. Hope this helps!
I feel really silly. I am planning to make this, but I can’t understand how it goes together. I think it’s because I don’t have a visual of how the 3″ boards attach. I’m imagining it would cause about a 1″ gap between the mirror and the frame. I’d really appreciate advice/clarification. Thank you :)