Have you ever walked into a store and found something that just screams your name? And then you look at the price tag and almost faint because it's so high? Or you think to yourself, I could make that for waaaaay cheaper. That happened to me when I was at Hobby Lobby. So instead of buying it, I decided that I could make it and I love how it turned out!
This is the mirror that I found at Hobby Lobby. I loved it. But the price was $51 (originally $149). I even had it in my cart and put it up in the front to buy it. But then I decided that I wanted to make it instead. It ended up costing me only $15! So much better than $51.
This is how I made it:
I wanted it to be big, so I cut a piece of wood 40x40 inches.
I had some molding left over from a project, so I cut it to frame the mirror. I measured the mirror and cut the inner part of the molding to that length. I then cut it at a 45 degree angle.
Since this molding has a different thicknesses, I had to switch the saw to cut at the other 45 degree angel. I did that for all four sides.
I then painted all the wood.
The chevron in the Hobby Lobby was a little too bold for me, so I decided to do polka dots with white vinyl instead. I cut out the circles with my Silhouette. I tried to be very careful and measured all of the circles and where they should go.
Once I got all the vinyl on, I then glued the mirror into place. I found this mirror for 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
For the frame, I glued it around the mirror and then filled the edges with wood filler.
I did that to all four sides. Then when it dried, I sanded it and then painted it yellow.
Here it is all done, I love how big it is!
To put it onto the wall, I had my husband use our nail gun and put it onto the wall. He also nailed the frame onto the wall so it wouldn't go anywhere.
And that's it! I love the pop of color in my dining room. It was so nice to be able to make it match my decor perfectly.