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!

Material needed:
 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
Paint
Primer
(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.

 

 

The next step was to bring out the aged look of the wood-so I brushed the wood with stain (mahogany)  and then quickly wiped it off.
 

After the stain dried, it was time for hubby to pre-drill some holes in the base to attach the dividers.

 

 

Once the dividers were screwed in, I decided I just couldn’t deal with all the nail holes, so I began filling them in with wood putty.

 

After the wood putty dried, I sanded it down a bit and then touched the frame up with a little more white paint.
The next step was gluing the mirror panels in.

 

Then we let the mirror sit for 24 hours to dry.
Reclaimed Wood Mirror DIY

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!

French Country Cottage
Rooted in Thyme
Shabby Nest
Romantic Home
The Charm of Home
Jennifer Rizzo
Liz Marie Blog
Redoux Interiors
DIY Vintage Chic
The Thrifty Groove
My Repurposed Life

I hope you all have a great weekend!!!!

Blessings and hugs,

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8 thoughts on “DIY Reclaimed Wood Mirror”

  1. Thanks for sharing. I love most this kind of Blog. I, too, would love reclaimed wood shelves in our study and needed to know how to make them. There are more item of wood and wood institute. I love it very much. I need to know more about wood. So I am searching this kind of blog.
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  2. I've been wanting to do something like this myself, but with colored scrapbook paper behind clear glass panes instead. (It's going to be a weekly chore list.) I actually have an 8 paned window already that is in dire need of restoration. Do you or the hubby have any advice on how to repaint it without ruining the glass? I know some basics of woodworking if he thinks it needs to be disassembled first. Thanks for any help y'all can give!

  3. Hi, Christi! Thank you so much for stopping by. I love your idea using scrapbook paper! I just recently found a blog post where the author had a similar idea- you can check that out if you want- http://anextraordinaryday.net/coastal-vintage-window-photo-frame-3/ As for your question-hubby says you shouldn't need to take the window apart to paint. Taping the panes(carefully) would be one option. Or, if you do get paint on the window pane-a sharp razor blade works great to clean it up without damaging the glass. I hope this helps! I'd love to see how it turns out!

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