Mirror with Hooks

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:49
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DIY mirror with coat hooks built using a $6 wall mirror.  Free plans by Ana-White.com

This post is brought to you by Liberty Hardware.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Everyone needs more hooks and more mirrors, right? Especially in a dark entryway.

My sister has a dark entryway that desperately needed more coat storage and more light bouncing around.  And I'm a fan of a mirror in every entryway - I always take one glance at myself before I head out into public, you never know, you may have paint or cookie dough splattered on you, or your hair may be sideways. 

So we need a mirror with hooks.  And we don't want to shell out $200 for one.  You guessed it ...

Mirror with Hooks

Here's how we DIYed this baby for about $25.

We picked up a $6 wall mirror

And some 1x3s and a 1x8 (about 16 feet of 1x3 and 6 feet of 1x8 depending on your mirror size).  We cut the boards to fit around the mirror, sides first, and then top and bottom.  Do measure and cut to fit.

Made some sawdust on my Kreg Jig (if you don't have one, get one).  Just two pocket holes on each end of the side boards.

Now to put it all together.  We used 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Just screwed the frame together - super simple.

And then added a shelf below the mirror with the Kreg Jig.

Seriously, we are into the project about 20 minutes here.

But it's looking a little bland, needs some stain to bring out the wood grains.

My favorite light stain is Golden Oak by Varathane.  It's a very neutrel brown, light but still brings out the wood grain.

I just wipe on with a paper towel or cloth, but you can also brush and wipe off.  Since I am expecting, my sister did the staining.

Now for the hooks!

Liberty Hardware makes these four packs with screws that are a very good value and perfect for this application.  I use these hooks ALL the time because of the price and the versatility.

We just evenly spaced out the hooks, and screwed them to the 1x8.

These screws were designed for a thicker bottom board, but no biggie, we just clipped the back off of the screws.

Now for the mirror.  I do wish I'd just put 1/4" plywood on the back of the project and glued the mirror to the 1/4" plywood.

We used hot glue to hold the mirror in place, and maybe I'm just not very steady with the hot glue gun, or I used WAY too much, leaving me wishing I'd hidden the glue joint behind the mirror instead of in the front.

We hung the mirror with screws through the frame into studs in the wall.

But this mirror with hooks looks pretty good regardless and is super functional!

We love how this project turned out and it instantly was filled up with coats and bags and sunglasses.  You know your project is a success when you can barely see it anymore, right?

I do love me a quick DIY with big results!

All right, your turn!  Build and share, we can't wait to see how your mirror with hooks turns out.

XO Ana

 

 

Preparation

Shopping List

1 wall mirror

1 pack of 4 Liberty Robe Hooks

1x8 about 6 feet long

1x3s, about (2) 8 feet long

Screws for hanging the mirror with hooks on the wall

Common Materials
Cut List

Cut to fit mirror.

Tools
Tape Measure
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw