Well I wanted a mirror as large as one of those panels to set on the floor and lean against the master bedroom wall. I wanted it to be a chunky and huge wardrobe mirror and those kinds of mirrors bought retail are upwards of $100 and more! So after seeing an idea on another blog, - I wish I could remember which one but unfortunately I don't :( - I found a pair of these mirrored doors on craigslist and made my own for $25.
That's right, I said only 25 smackers! :)
My husband and I brought those babies home and pried off the metal surround and the track system, leaving us with just the mirror. Then, I scoured craigslist again for some free lots of these:
A local warehouse posted that they had a ton of these for folks who wanted em to just come and grab em - so I did! This is a photo of them (I think I took 3 pallets) loaded up in the back of my car.
So then the hubs and I went to town dismantling the wood pallets and keeping the best planks - the widest ones and the one's with the most rustic and prettiest patina - to use for the frame.
Then we laid the wood planks on top of the mirror around the outside edges to frame it all up, glued it all down with liquid nails and let it dry. Here's the finished product all set up in our bedroom! :)
B-E-A-utiful, right?! (Can anyone name that movie?! :) ) I'm super happy with the outcome and it gives me a warm, tingly feeling everytime I see it - luuuuuuuuuuuuuve!!! I had thought about mitering the corners at 45 degrees to make it a true frame, but I like it with the mismatched corners. It gives it a semi-primitive, simplistic, factor and darnet, I like simple :)
AND this was so simple (and cheap!!) to make!! And the fact that this huge mirror adds some more visual square footage to our bedroom is a nice bonus too ;)
So anyone else out there see this somewhere in blogland and make one for themselves? Anyone thinking of trying it now? Or are you a no-wardrobe-mirror-needed kinda peep? Lemme know! :)
p.s. If you're wondering what happened to the second mirror of the pair I bought on craigslist...well, let's just say removing the track system didn't go as easy as the first one went...and let's also say that now I may or may not have seven year's bad luck - if you believe in that superstition (eeeeek! I don't think I believe in that - let's hope it won't happen anyway! ugh, haha!).
I linked up to this party!
Also linked up to: