Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! This week, I made something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I’ve had a plain $10 mirror hanging on my wall and I decided to give it a thick wooden frame and some cool metal hardware. This DIY wood framed mirror cost me around $15, not including the cost of the actual mirror.
- Compound Miter Saw
- Power Drill
- Powered Sander
- Measuring Tape
- Eye Protection
- (2) 1 x 5 x 72″ Pine Boards
- 3″ Plate Braces – Set of 4
- 2.5″ Flat Corner Braces – Set of 4
- 5/8″ Wood Screws
- Wood Stain
- Black Spray Paint
Step 1 – Assemble Frame
Using the brace plates I purchased, I lined up the frame and joined together each corner. These plates didn’t come with screws, so I used 5/8″ wood screws to attach them. I repeated this for all four corners to complete the assembled mirror frame.
Step 2 – Sand and Stain
After sanding the frame with 220 grit sandpaper, I stained it with two coats of Minwax wood stain in Jacobean. This rich color really brought out a rustic feel to the knotty pine boards.
Step 3 – Spray Paint Corner Braces and Attach
I bought these flat corner brace plates to add a little something to the front of the frame. It would be nice without them, but I love the look they give. Before attaching them with the provided screws, I gave them a light coat of black spray paint as they come silver.
Step 4 – Attach Mirror
To attach the mirror to the back of the frame, I actually just used the same little holders that were fastening it to the wall. These came with the mirror but had very long screws so I used the same 5/8″ ones from above to attach the mirror.
Here are a few shots of the finished product:
How pretty is that? It’s a huge improvement from the basic $10 mirror with no frame that was hanging on the wall before.
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