Happy hump day everyone!! So today I just want to share the project I just finished. Unlike my last project this one was pretty easy..phew. So I love all things West Elm but if you know anything about West Elm they are pretty expensive. For years I’ve always wanted one of their big, chunky wall mirrors but the price tag (a whopping $500 dollars) was definitely near anywhere close to how much I was willing to spend on just a mirror. Who spends $500 on a mirror anyways is what I want to know lol.
Anyways yesterday as usual I was perusing Pinterest when I stumbled on the mirror makeover the amazing ladies at Shanty 2 Chic did and I was blown at how easy it was to do. With an old cheap mirror I already had, and a few pieces of wood, I could pretty much have my “West Elm” Parsons Mirror 🙂 They also recommended the miter box/saw combo which I’m telling y’all is the best thing ever for someone like me who is a newbie at DIY and not yet ready to take the leap to a power saw. So after seeing how easy it was, I headed straight to Home Depot to get the miter box/saw combo, two 1x4x8 boards and I was set. The whole project cost me about $27 dollars since I already had everything I need.
It was so easy to use this combo. I wish I’d have known about it all this time. The saw cut through the wood like a breeze and the angles were perfect. I pretty much followed the steps as the ladies at Shanty 2 Chic so you can just follow the same steps. But here are some pictures of the process.
This was a cheap mirror we had gotten at Walmart for about $5 a couple of years ago. The plastic frame was already falling off from all our moves so it was a breeze to remove from the frame.
After removing the mirror from the frame, I cleaned it then cut my wood pieces. I used the same exact measurement as the ladies from Shanty 2 Chic as my mirror measured exactly the same as theirs.
After cutting, I glued the pieces together. Then used my staple gun to reinforce the glue till the wood pieces adhered. Afterwards I removed the staples.
Once the glue set and I was sure the wood pieces had adhered to each other, I sanded the whole frame. Then stained. I stained with Minwax Jacobean. I like the dark rich color. Sorry didn’t take pictures of the staining process. Once the stain dried, I attached the mirror to the mirror using liquid nails.
And that was it…now I have a brand new “West Elm” mirror. I have it right now next to my diy entry table (you can find the details to that here). I’m indecisive if I want to hang it over the entryway table or leave it where it is. What do you all think? And what do you guys think about the mirror? Do you think I came close to my inspiration? Please like, comment, share and pin…thank you!!! Have a great rest of the week.