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Luxe for Less & DIY - Pottery Barn Mirror

I've loved this Pottery Barn mirror for years but at $699 it's overpriced and the wrong color.  There are numerous tutorials to DIY your own mirror  but they seemed a little too complicated aka they had math involved and I don't have the patience for measurements.  I also have an irrational fear that I might lob off a finger messing around with a circular saw so those tutorials weren't for me.  Nope, definitely not for me, I love my fingers.

Then, I saw this tutorial using Dollar Store mirrors and I figured, why not try it? Even if it was a epic fail I wouldn't blow a lot of money.

I didn't follow all the instructions in the link above because I wanted a much bigger mirror and needed a more sturdy and stable backing.

I started with 25 of these mirrors from the dollar store.  They're really cheap looking with a plastic frame and they come in black, brown and  I believe red.

I painted the frames with Martha Stewart gold craft paint

Since the mirror would have some weight to it and I wanted to hang it,  I purchased  this kit from Michaels for less than $5 to use.

I also purchased a sheet of 5 MM plywood and had it cut the Home Depot for $15. (no circular saw for me).  I screwed the hanging hook into wood on either side and I did pull my level out to make sure they lined up together.  The piece of plywood I used measured 43 x 54 3/8.

I made sure the mirrors hung over wood by about 1/4 of the inch on all sides and just lined them up by eye balling them and glued them down using E-6000.

Here's the final product.  Isn't it pretty?  I only had one mishap when I pressed down too hard on one of the mirrors over the hanging screws and it broke so be careful when pressing down over that area if you are going to try this project. Other than that mishap, it was an easy, peasy project than gives a great impact.

Here's a sneak peak of how it looks in my room.  I'm finally on track to finish the room after a gazillion years. Yeahhh!!!

Linking this to Thrifty Decor Chick 

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