DIY Mediterranean Mirror

DIY Mediterranean Mirror

Learn how to create a custom mirror with a Mediterranean-style vibe.


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Difficulty: Easy

Materials
24” x 36” x 1/4” frameless mirror
24” x 36” x 3/8” plywood
24” x 36” decorative plastic ceiling tile
Mirror mastic in dispenser
Clear silicone in dispenser
Drill with a Phillips head bit
(2) D-ring hooks
(4) 5/8” Wood screws
(4) #8 Metal washers
Picture wire
4’ T-square
Cutting mat
Craft knife
Wire snips
Acrylic paint and primer in one – color of choice
Paintbrush
Water in a spray bottle

Instructions

ADDING HANGING HARDWARE:

  1. Lay 24” x 36” x 3/8” plywood on the table. Decide if you want your finished mirror to hang horizontally or vertically. Lay a 4’ T-square horizontally across the plywood, about 2/3” of the way up. Make marks with a pencil 6” in from the inside edges if hanginghorizontally or 2” in from the inside edges if hanging vertically (See diagram below)

  1. Place a D-ring hook on a 6” (or 2”) mark. Place (1) #8 washer over each D-ring screw hole. This will stop the screw from breaking through the opposite side of the plywood. Secure in place using a drill with a Phillips head bit and (2) 5/8” wood screws. Repeat over second 6” (or 2”) mark (See image below)

  1. Cut a 30” length of picture wire. Thread it through the D-ring hooks and twist to secure (See images below)

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ADDING THE MIRROR:

  1. Turn the plywood over. Apply mirror mastic over the plywood about 2” from the edge and in a large zigzag over it. Lower the mirror onto the plywood making sure all edges are flush. Use a dry rag to press down the mirror onto the mirror mastic. Set to one side (See images below)

CUTTING THE CEILING TILE FRAME:

  1. A rectangular hole will be cut in the ceiling tile frame. The decorative ceiling tile we used has a square pattern that is 4 squares by 6 squares. Using the square pattern as a guide and a T-square for a straight edge, cut out the middle 6 squares with a craft knife. If you have a different pattern, follow that as a guide for cutting out your shape (See images below)

PAINTING THE FRAME:

  1. Lightly brush the paint onto the frame, focusing on the recessed areas. Rub off the excess in the raised areas with a dry rag to keep them light. Use water from a spray bottle directly onto the paint if you need to remove excess paint that’s already dried too much. The contrast of light and dark will create an aged effect. Allow the frame to dry 30-45 minutes before moving on to the next step (See images below)

  1. Turn the frame over. Apply silicone from a dispenser around the inside and outside edges of the frame. Leave a 1”-2” gap between the edge and the silicone line so it doesn’t bleed onto the mirror. Turn the frame back over and press onto the mirror, making sure all edges are flush with the mirror. Allow the mirror mastic and the silicone to cure for at least 24 hours before hanging the mirror on the wall (See images below)

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