How many of you all have an old vanity mirror kicking around? Many people get rid of builder-basic vanity mirrors all the time in lieu of a more custom look. Thus, there are plenty to be found in thrift stores or on the side of the road.
A few months ago Z & I hit the jackpot at a neighbors house. They own a construction company and were getting rid of tons of windows, doors, cabinet hardware, and furniture that they'd pulled out of different projects.
Amongst the other things we took home, we snagged this vanity mirror for $5:
After months of sitting in the garage, this girl got her chance to shine. Our apartment shares its inside wall with another unit, leaving our living room with only one window. So, I decided to use this mirror to create a faux window & open the room up a bit.
I bought some molding & used my toy to cut it into pieces for lattice (is that the right word??).
I then glued the pieces together to form 6 different sections.
Each joint got some wood filler
..And then got sanded down so it would fit inside the mirror frame perfectly.
The mirror then got taped off so both pieces could get a few coats of Blossom White spray paint.
Apparently I forgot to take photos of this part, but I glued the lattice (right word?) to the mirror by applying Gorilla Glue & stacking heavy books on top while it dried. I also screwed small sawtooth hooks into the mirror frame to hang it. Then, up on the wall it went!
Voila! I definitely like the illusion of extra space that mirrors create. Have any of you used mirrors as faux windows?