When it comes to decor pieces, I struggle finding what I want. I usually have an idea or have seen a picture I like but it’s hard to actually find the piece and have it not cost me an arm and a leg. I knew that I wanted a large mirror for my entryway but of course, the bigger the mirror, the more expensive it is. The guest bedrooms in my house had mirrored closet doors so Jack and I figured we would take a shot at repurposing one for this space!
There were two mirrors that made up each closet door like this:
We had four total mirrors. And cracked three of them while trying to take them out. We made the mistake of taking the frame around the mirror off on the first three and they were so flimsy that they cracked right away (let’s hope we aren’t plagued with 21 years of bad luck). So for our last shot, we kept the frame around the mirror and were really careful moving it. And thankfully, it didn’t crack!
Since we had the frame still around the mirror, we put spacers around it and screwed them into the 2″ x 6″ pieces of pine that we used as a frame.
The ends of the 2″ x 6″s are cut at 45 degrees to fit together at the corners. We ended up putting a strip in each corner to hide the joints because they didn’t turn out too great.
We painted the wood black before we attached it but didn’t paint the back side. Since the frame sits on top of the mirror a little bit, you could see the reflection of the unpainted wood so we ended up having to get a small brush and paint the edges that showed.
I think it turned out pretty well for only costing us $10! It’s just the right size and I wanted to replace the closet doors anyways so it was a win-win!
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