Full Length Mirror Makeover

Full Length Mirror Makeover

After our move we had some casualties. It’s bound to happen. We haven’t had a move yet where we didn’t loose numerous items that were broken beyond repair during the move. This last move was no exception. We had several things arrive broken or completely mutilated. I tell ya….this moving every few years is NOT for the faint at heart! Some of the items that end up broken are more upsetting than others. Some items are no biggie.

Here’s my Full Length Mirror Makeover…..

Full Length Mirror Makeover

One of the items that arrived broken this move was a cheap full length mirror that we had hanging behind my daughter’s door. Luckily the mirror didn’t break, just the cheap plastic frame. For a split second I told my husband to just throw it out……but then I had a light bulb moment and decided that this mirror needed a new life.

Full Length Mirror Makeover

I happened to have some 1×6 boards in the garage. I grabbed three of them and the hubby cut them down to be  longer than the mirror.

Full Length Mirror Makeover

I grabbed some wood stain that I had on hand and stained the boards a dark ebony. The boards were held together by two cross-boards across the back of all three boards and then nailed together. We also used one of the cross-boards to hang the mirror by using two screws and attaching some strong wire.

Full Length Mirror Makeover

I bought some decorative wood trim and a pretty wood applique to use on the mirror. I wanted these to stand out from the stained boards, so I first stained them with the same stain and then painted them with some Heirloom White spray paint. Once they were dry I distressed them all.

Full Length Mirror Makeover

The mirror was glued straight onto the three boards with some Gorilla Epoxy and clamps. Then the molding and applique were glued on. Hang and done.

Pretty awesome transformation right?

Full Length Mirror Makeover

I absolutely love the distressed white wood next to the dark wood. The applique adds such a pretty touch!

Full Length Mirror Makeover

It’s amazing that this started out as a cheap mirror and now it looks so rich and expensive.

Full Length Mirror Makeover

So even if you don’t happen to have a broken Full Length Mirror lying around, you can pick one up at a big box store for a few bucks and make one for yourself. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a custom beautiful mirror for a fraction of the price? I think yes.

I hope you enjoyed my little trash to treasure project today!!!


  1. I love it!

  2. I have the same mirror–broken edging and all. Its been on my to-do list for foreeeeeeeeeeever! I like the triple plank background you made for yours. Good inspiration to kick me in the pants and get my own mirror repaired.

  3. Turned out fabulous, Courtney!! xo

  4. No moving often is definitely not for the faint of heart! We used to move a lot and it about did me in! I love this mirror, such a BRILLIANT idea! Did your daughter keep it or did you snag it? 😀

  5. Looks fantastic!! I love the wood backing 🙂

  6. LOVE your mirror transformation! Your paint project was the most viewed paint project last week and will be featured on Tuesday night at the Power of Paint Party. Thanks for linking up!


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