“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”
……….or floor as it will.
SALVAGED MIRROR – POTTERY BARN INSPIRED
Isn’t she GORGEOUS?????
Awhile back, there was a rustic mirror on Instagram, that captured the heart.
BUTTTTTTT, isn’t there always a but?
The price tag!!
However in this case, determination and skill brought about something truly AMAZING!
Enter – Salvage Sister & Mister, stage right.
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- Salvaged Mirror (Our was $9 from Goodwill- buy as good of a mirror as you can.)
- 5 pieces of 7 ft salvaged wood (Free- $30)
- 8, 2 inch screws
- 20, 1 inch screws
- 2, 1/2 in screws
- Aprox 8-12, 1 1/4 inch finished nails
- Wood Glue
- 2 ft thin wire
The How To:
Our goodwill mirror had a gold frame to it so we removed that first.
There was some cardboard backing that needed to be trimmed, with a box cuter, after gold frame was removed.
For beveled frame:
Select straightest piece, of salvaged wood, for inside beveled frame
Using a Table Saw (Craftsman 10 in), rip one board the desired width and beveled angle (we did 2 inch wide with 22 1/2 degree angle- and we got both sides out of one board.)
Cut 1/4 in deep and 1/4 in wide groove in uncut edge at 22 1/2 degrees for bevel to make previous cut perpendicular to mirror surface.
Repeat this process once more for bottom and top pieces.
Assembly inner beveled frame process:
Using 2 finish nails and 1 screw per corner, assemble the frame. Apply wood glue to each corner.
Slide mirror in after three sides (two sides and one end) are assembled.
Use 2 -1/2 inch screws in center of sides on back of frame.
Tie wire snuggly across these screws holding frame sides and mirror in place.
Assemble remaining end of frame.
The inside beveled frame should be done at this point.
Build outer frame as normal using 45 degree cuts for corners.
Assemble outer frame around beveled frame.
Rip two strips of either remaining wood or any scraps you have, aprox 1 1/2 in wide by 1/4 thick. These will need to be near full legth of frame.
Cut these strips aprox 2 in short of outer frame.
Lay mirror face down and set these strips length wise bridging the inner frame and the outer frame.
Use 20, 1 inch screws to fasten all pieces of outer frame to the inner frame.
For under $50 you have this, the fairest of them all!!
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