Hubby often likes to tease me about how LONG his ‘honey-do’ list is. Well, I don’t know about that, but I will admit that we have plenty of projects going on right now, and since we are on a limited budget, a little of his DIY ingenuity comes in REAL handy! Like this past weekend, when I decided we needed to make a mirror for our dining room.
After searching Pinterest-(my favorite place for inspiration), I found a six pane mirror that I absolutely LOVED, and since we had all the material on hand already on hand, it wouldn’t cost us anything to make!
2- (1″x4″) cut to 44″ in length (frame)
2- (1″x4″) cut to 24″ in length (frame)
2- (1″x1″) cut to 24″ in length (for dividers)
3- (1″x1″) cut to 12″ in length (for dividers)
1- 1/4″ plywood for backing-(hubby recommends 1/2″)
1/2″ dry wall nails
1″ panel nails
6- 12″x12″ mirror tiles
A tube of liquid nails
(wood putty for any nail holes)
Since the wood we used was from an old shed we tore down at the farm, we spent most of our time removing all of the nails. Once that job was done, hubby got busy measuring and cutting the wood to size.
Once he had all the wood cut to size, he checked to make everything was square, and that the mirror fit snug. The next step is where hubby and I had a difference of opinion. I wanted to fill in the nail holes, and he wanted to leave them because he thought it gave the piece some character. Against my better judgement, I decided to go ahead and paint. After one coat, I was regretting my decision.
I LOVE how our six pane mirror turned out-and the fact that it was free is a HUGE bonus!
What do you think? Should I have left the nail holes?
I’ll be linking up to these awesome parties today-so stop on over and be inspired!
I hope you all have a great weekend!!!!
Blessings and hugs,