Large DIY Leaning Mirror with Wood Frame

Last week, I shared with you the details of how I made over my master bedroom furniture with spray paint. If you missed it, head back here to see the before and after pictures.

Speaking of before, here is one of the before pictures of the room.

See the wall on the far right of the screen? It was dying for something to fill it's space. Pretty sure the house was staged with a leaning mirror (it was a model) and then the people who owned the house had a leaning mirror there, so I thought for sure, it needed a leaning mirror. The power of suggestion? I think so.

I spent tons of time searching for a leaning mirror and man, those things are pricey! Every one I found cost anywhere from $500-$800...out of my price range! The few I found at the big box stores weren't quite big enough.

I sent it to my husband with the hopes that he could make me something like it for WAY less. He set to work, and here's what he came up with.

It's anchored into the wall and leans out just a bit

I think it's pretty massive (3 1/2 feet by 6 1/2 feet) , and pretty awesome all at the same time.

The grand total for the wood, paint (yep, same spray paint as we used on the furniture), and mirror cut at the glass cutters was around $150. Pricey, but way cheaper than buying it at the store.

Plus, I get the bragging rights that my hubby made it with his own two hands!


Mandi said...

I love the mirror, it came out nice! It's always good to make things on your own when you can- it's so much cheaper and more meaningful too! Love it!


cynthia said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!! That is exactly what I have been looking for... Guess I need to crack the whip on MY hubby! LOL

Kristy said...

I look at these mirrors every time I am in TJ Maxx and never buy one. Thanks for the motivation. I just might make one now!

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Sarah said...

Rachel, I love that mirror! You are so lucky that your hubby was on board with your idea :)

I included this in my "things I like thursday" post today- check it out:

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Great job!! I love it. I got a mirror similar at IKEA and it is so great to have a huge mirror now! I love the color you painted yours.


Allison said...

I love it! I've been looking for something similar for our bedroom too!!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Amazing job! I love huge mirrors but really don't love their prices. Fantastic addition to your bedroom! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

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