Simple DIY: Creating a Window-Pane Mirror

April 19, 2012 by 24 Comments

Remember these Mirrors?!?!
I used them for my Halloween and Thanksgiving Mantels.
I’ve actually had them for about five years!
Originally they were a medium Oak color from Target,
but within a week they turned….
I decided they’ve been a basic taupe color long enough.
I used notebook paper…it was most convenient and blue tape.
Then I rolled white kitchen cabinet paint
to cover both of the mirror frames!
With the mirror painted white, I used a washable
marker and drew a rough draft of my newest trim idea.
 Stud cut some trim pieces
and then I attached them with liquid nail.
I love the window pane look of these mirrors!
And how did we hang them!?!?!?
Check Out the Next Picture…
All credit goes to my sweet mom-in-law,
my blog consultant, one of my best friends, an amazing decorator!
Turn your picture or mirror frame to the back side….
Use a piece of blue painter’s tape to mark the length
between both holes.  Grab the piece of blue painter’s tape…
And using a level, place the tape evenly on the wall where you want your
art work, or mirror hung.  Hammer a nail into the top of both edges of the tape.
 If you’re hanging more than one art work, or mirror, repeat!
 Can you guess what’s going below this mirror!?!?
Hint:
Simple DIY: Tinting Bottles & Jars!

Comments

24 Responses to “Simple DIY: Creating a Window-Pane Mirror”
  1. g*rated says:

    brilliant idea! so simple but the result is stunning. i really want to make some of these for my house! we’d love for you to link this to our Sunday Best link party going on right now. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-best-link-party_22.html
    -marie

  2. I love your mirrors. Very inspiring. And it’s great that you reused the mirrors instead of just buying new.

  3. Ruth says:

    The addition of the trim is fabulous. I love window panes. Your tip for hanging pictures is so great. Can’t wait to try it.
    Ruth

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea!! Love it! Do you think liquid nails would work if I wanted to put wood trim around a plain, flat mirror that is in our bathroom? Do you think the liquid nails would be seen from the reflection in the mirror?
    Any ideas would be much welcomed!
    Thanks!

  5. Sorry I’m so late replying! The only thing you’d need to worry about reflecting is the reverse side of the trim…you’d want to make sure it matches the top! I think the liquid nails would not be visible!!! Excited for your bathroom updating! XO, AImee

  6. I love how you added the trim pieces. You’d never know the mirror didn’t look that way originally. Great job, and great trick.

  7. Stefanee says:

    what type of trim is that? where could i find it? super cute!

  8. Scott says:

    Great idea! Anything to make hanging easier is good in my book. Thank you.

  9. Sandra says:

    Hanging mirrors and artwork is one of my biggest phobias and I am going to give this a try. Thank you!

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