While we still have a lot of “big picture” projects left to work on at our new house, there are a few spots where I can start to do the fun little filler projects. I had a big brass mirror that hung in the entryway of our last house, but it’s a little too big to fit next to the door at this location so I thought I’d make a smaller mirror to fill that spot instead. I really like having a mirror near the front door so you can do a double check for lipstick smears or food in your teeth before you head out for the day or answer the door when guests arrive. What? That’s never happened to you? Uh, me neither…
-round pre-cut 15″ circle of wood
–safety cup hooks
–gold hanging chain (you can also have them cut it to your needed length in the store, but if you have to but it online you may need small bolt cutters to cut the chain as well)
-gold spray paint
–12″ round mirror
First give the edges of your wooden board a quick coat of spray paint. Since the mirror will cover most of the middle, you just have to do the edges and the sides. Mark two locations for your cup hooks to be installed about 11″ apart from each other. You can try and screw the hooks in by hand if you don’t have a drill, but it’s much easier to pre drill a hole and then screw the hooks in. Make sure to rotate the hooks so they have the side that opens facing outward from the mirror so the chain can’t slip off.
Pretty cute! And the other benefit is how fast you can make this mirror. I mean, the drying time for the paint and glue is much longer than the actual working time for the project, so that’s a plus as well! If you’re in need of other mirror DIYs, check out our gem mirror, delicate sunburst mirror, or starburst mirror—they’re all so cute, you just can’t go wrong! xo. Laura
Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Todd Gummerman. Photos edited with Stella from The Signature Collection.