Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PB inspired wall mirror

In the recent months, I’ve been trying to define my home décor style. And, after some thought, I’m calling it modern with a touch of rustic. I tend to lean toward clean lines, a somewhat minimalistic feel, with some natural textures and roughed up elements. Having said that, I created another YouTube inspired project (that is a copycat) of a PB (pottery barn) wall mirror. If you follow Diy crafters on YouTube, you may know what I’m talking about.

When I first saw this diy I wasn’t familiar with the PB piece that was being copied, but I knew I had the perfect spot for a wall mirror in my living room (which is screaming for some wall décor). So, I went on the PB website to check out their version, only to discover that they have multiple variations of tiled wall mirrors. I decided to make my own version of the Aiden accent wall mirror, because I had already gone to dollar tree and found mirrors. The store usually carries a mirror with a narrower frame, but I found these which worked out perfectly for my project.

Ok, now on to the steps I took…

Here are the supplies I used:

  • White foam board
  • 4 framed mirrors
  • Hot glue
  • Super glue
  • Chalk paint (and a brush)

Step 1:

Removed all staples and hanging supports from back of frames

Step 2:

Removed cardboard backing and mirror, and painted along the inner edge and outside of frames 

-painting the inner edge will prevent the mirror from reflecting the black

-I used a dry brush technique(wiping most of the paint off before applying)  to create a weathered/distressed look

Step 3:

After all the frames were dry, I used hot glue (a small dot) in the corners of the frame to secure the mirror inside, then replaced all the cardboard backing

- I only used a tiny dot of hot glue so it wouldn't spread and reflect onto the mirror

Step 4:

Placed all 4 frames on the foam board, traced around the frames, and cut the board to fit

- I left about a 1/4 inch overhang on all sides

Step 5:

Secured the frames onto the foam board using crazy glue and hot glue

- I put the crazy glue on the frame, and the hot glue directly on the foam board

Now, I should be honest, I haven’t figured out how I’m going to hang this securely on the wall. If you have any thoughts on that, please leave me a comment. But, I am extremely happy with how it turned out! This was literally a $5 project since I only had to buy the foam board and mirrors. What do you think?

Thanks again, and God bless!

Living Simply,


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