Mirror Project from the book!

Submitted by JoanneS on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 05:54

This project is the mirror from page 37 of The Handbuilt Home. I received my copy on Thursday night, built this and painted on Friday, then (impatiently) waited 24 hours for the paint to dry before distressing and hanging it up yesterday afternoon. The mirror was a plain one I found at Lowes for about $20 and attached with mirror clips. I attached to the wall with 2 1/2" screws through the frame into the wall studs. I was going to leave the screw heads exposed for decoration, but now I think I'll add a dab of gray on them to blend them in. This was a super fun project, easy to do. Love the book, and can't wait to build more projects from it! Ana, fab job on the book!!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine whitewood boards
Finish Used
1 coat white paint, 1 coat gray paint (greek column by Ace), after 24 hours, sanded with 220 and some 100 grit sandpaper to distress, then added a coat of soft wax to protect the surface.
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 10/14/2012 - 10:19

Very nice! I kind of like the black screw-heads showing!


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:25

Thanks Ann! This was a fun project. I've been wanting a mirror to match that table since last year, and this one fits just right. My family said they liked the visible screws too, so I'm going to leave them as they are.


Thu, 08/29/2013 - 13:57

Ana, Thank you so much! I can't wait to get building on more projects from the book and from here too! You are awesome! :)

YankeeBelle, thank you! How do you make chalk paint? That sounds like a great time saver!