DIY West elm inspired bathroom mirror

February 7, 2020 in Blog, Client Projects, House Tour

The bathroom is coming together. One of my favorite things in the room is my framed mirror. I saw the coolest mirror at West Elm that I fell in love with, but because I couldn’t justify spending that much on a mirror only (let’s just say I spent about the cost of the mirror on the whole bathroom), and I don’t have double sinks in that bathroom (meaning I would need 2 mirrors). So, I went the DIY route. But just for inspiration, here is the mirror that I wanted.

It’s super pretty right? Well, the mirror I had was less pretty, but it’s one of the few features that’s original to this 1970’s house, so something about me wanted to keep it.

I was trying to figure out a way that would not completely ruin it when this West Elm look goes out of style. That’s when double-stick tape came to mind. I had bought a roll at the Dollar Tree not too long ago, so I thought it would be the perfect thing to use to not ruin the mirror completely. Now I’m sure command strips would work just as well too if you didn’t want to use a razor blade to get the sticky stuff off down the road.

So off to Home Depot I went to get my lumber. I ended up with a 1 x 2 and a 1×1 trim. By the way, at Home Depot you can buy these by the food so measure in advance to save you some money. I wanted the tops and bottoms to be sider than the sides. I took them home and made the cuts with the two bottom pieces cut the whole width of the mirror and then the side pieces to fit in-between. Personally I have a cheap jigsaw, but you can also have Home Depot cut them to size for you.

I stained the top and bottom pieces in Minwax Weathered Oak and then painted the side pieces with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze. Then I simply just double stick taped them in place. The whole thing took me about 30 minutes and here is the result. Oh, and did I mention the whole project cost me about $25 with paint and supplies, but if you have stain and paint already at home you can save yourself some extra money.

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Hi I'm Monica! I'm a Real Estate professional in love with houses, especially vintage houses. I even have my Historic Homes Specialist designation. I enjoy decorating and rehabbing and helping my clients create their dream home with inexpensive updates. I also love helping sellers get top dollar for their property by taking the dated out of their home and staging in a modern simplistic way. I'm also obsessed with Mid Century furniture, so if it doesn't fit in my house, you'll find it in my Etsy Shop. I enjoy coffee and thrift store shopping to look for items to repurpose and use in house. And of course anything vintage, I’m a bit of a June Cleaver. I’m a wife and a mom of teenage twins that I homeschool. I am currently a Realtor in San Antonio, TX, and a lender in both Texas & California. But if you are from Southern California don't worry I have connections, I also help educate all over the country about the home buying process and have a team of people that i work with to help you reach your goals. We moved to SATX from SOCAL in 2018 to simplify our life. I love it here and have helped several people relocate. Read More


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