I had saved six rectangular mirror panes from some old shelves we had… I figured one day I might try to do something with them! They measured about 12″ x 24″ and were frameless. I had an idea in my head that I wanted to try. I totally whipped this plan up on my own, and I’ll tell you that my DIY ways are not necessarily the most professional looking… 😉 But that’s okay!
For my project, I used two of the mirror panes. They were surprisingly heavy and sharp due to not having a frame on them.
I peeled away the paper backing from the edges, and I lined the two panes up next to each other- making sure that they were lined up perfectly.
We had a bunch of scrap 1×4 wood, and I cut two pieces to be a little shorter than the length of the two panes put together. I also used a 1×3 piece of scrap wood to put across the seam where the two pieces met.
Using wood glue, I glued the pieces into place to help keep the two mirrors together. I clamped the wood down and let them dry for a couple of hours.
Once the mirrors were solidly put together, I started making a frame. This was made up of all scrap wood pieces that we had on hand. I used very thin, lightweight wood and I painted all the pieces white. (not all pieces matched, but I tried to make the frame look consistent)
I cut everything to size and wood-glued the wood to the mirror’s edge. I clamped the wood down along the way, to make sure the frame stayed in place.
Once the frame was completely dry, this mirror piece felt crazy sturdy! It was very heavy feeling, and I wasn’t confident in hanging it on the wall. I decided to put it in my office on a small dresser. Check it out now!
I have 4 panes left… time to start thinking what to do with them!
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