We are flipping our lids over this great mirror makeover from do-it-yourselfer Cara Wilkerson. But for those of you who think you don’t have the DIY skills to pull something like this off, Cara has asked her Never-Before-DIY friend, Meredith to try her hand – proving that it doesn’t take any sort of DIY know-how to create something great!
Hi, friends! Iâ€™m super excited to be right back here on At Homeâ€™s blog bringing you my latest adventures in the fabulous world of do-it-yourself. While sharing my own before and after projects with you makes me absolutely giddy, this time I thought Iâ€™d mix it up a bit by bringing in gal pal of mine to join in on all the DIY fun!
Last month I whipped up a DIY floor mirror and was pumped to share the outcome with the readers on my blog.
I was flattered with way-to-go! feedback and overwhelmed with I-wanna-make-oneâ€¦but-donâ€™t-think-can-do-it comments. So I brought in my good friend (and DIY beginner) Meredith to take on this very same project and prove just how simple this mirror makeover really is. Mere and I get together every now and then to chat over a glass of wine or two, so why not throw a little DIY action into the mix?
After a quick trip to the hardware store to pick up our supplies, we were ready to rock.
48â€ x 12â€ frameless wall mirror
Four 6â€™ white wood boards
First up, measuring and cutting the wood to size. We needed to cut the wood a half an inch smaller than the mirror so the side pieces would be 47.5â€ and the top and bottom pieces 11.5â€ long. We started out using a cheap clamping mitre box saw to make quick and easy cutsâ€¦
Until we realized the wood was too wide for the boxâ€¦
But being the savvy DIYers we are, we pulled out the big guns and headed outside to make the cuts.
After the wood was cut to size, we quickly scooted back inside to the AC and to admire Mereâ€™s handywork so far.
With the boards laying face down, a quick once over with a staple gun helped secure the corners.
Then with the frame flipped right-side-up, Mere went to work applying a coat of stain with an old rag.
Allowing the stain plenty of time to set, the final step was to flip the frame back over so that the front faced down and secure the mirror and corners with a thin bead of Gorilla Glueâ€¦a little goes a long way here, so donâ€™t get crazy. You can add more once dry if you think the mirror needs more support.
And while waiting on the glue to set, there is no better way to pass time than with sweet cheerleading moves. Give me a â€˜Dâ€™!
With just a few pieces of wood combined with a little stain and glue, a basic mirror can take on a fabulous new life AND Meredith proved just how simple this DIY can be. Great job, Meredith!