DIY Floor Mirror
Want to learn how to create your very own floor mirror for the fraction of the cost? Please keep reading!
DIY Floor Mirror= $125 Amazon= $485
Total Time: 2 weeks (we got a little side-tracked)
- Frameless Mirror (Already had)$25
- MDF Panel (Common: 3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.750 in. x 48 in. x 96 in.) $31.95
- Paint: Your preference
- Paint Brushes $5.45
- Painters Tape $4.96
- Elmers Wood Glue – $6.78
- Molding- Depends on the style
- Peg Board or any 1/8″ board
- 3M 120 Grit Fine Sandpaper – $2.70
- Extra:Power Mitar Saw (this is a must), Table Saw, Nail Gun, C-Clamps or quick grip clamps, liquid Nails, Saw Horses. All we already own.
So for Valentine’s day, as most couples are going out to dinner, we decided we would do a project together. We were browsing the molding aisle at Home Depot (Our second home) and we found molding that sparked our fancy!
Prior to us tackling this DIY project Jimmy and I searched on numerous sites to buy a floor mirror. However, nothing sparked our interest or if it did it was very expensive. The mirrors would range from $500 to $700, but only one we came across that was close to being reasonable. Amazon was selling a white wash antique mirror for $485 (see above picture).
We were inspired to tackle another DIY project. We’ve had this frameless mirror for as long as we can remember. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just a little too plain for a glam room and it should have some oh… I don’t know GLAM!
We decided to simply attach the molding to the mirror. This would be our chance to have a floor mirror for the dressing room.
Keep in mind this project entails molding pieces that range anywhere from $15-$20+ for 6ft, and we needed three pieces to make a single rectangle around the perimeter. (Note: this is not a cheap DIY project).
After pieces were laid out on our desired pattern, it was time to start cutting.
The fancy molding was actually crown, which meant the edges were angled and not straight. We wanted the trim to line up flush with the edge of the mirror, so we ripped it down with the table saw.
Once those pieces were all ripped, it was time to make the angled cuts. Simple stuff—45° the whole time.
We worked our way around the mirror, piece by piece.