Anyway. Moral of the story, don't step on your mirror during this project :) Second moral? If you do, make sure your husband isn't there to see it and make fun of you for your idiocy.
This is maybe a two hour project. Here's the list of supplies:
- 3 six inch wide cedar planks measured at 57" long
- door mirror
- 2 small cedar planks, or other piece of wood for the back, about 10" long
- 1" screws
- cut out of template found here (or at bottom of post)
- Gorilla Glue
Line up the 3 cedar planks and secure them together on the back. Measure your mirror and make sure that your cedar planks are positioned along the back so that they will go to the top and bottom of the mirror when the mirror is on. For me and my measurements, this meant they were about 1/2 inch from the ends of the 3 large planks. I then screwed them in with 1" screws to each plank.
Print and cut out template and tape onto the middle back of the cedar planks. Outline with a marker.
Use your jigsaw and cut out the outline.
Sand the edges if needed.
Paint or stain. On the backside, make sure to paint a few inches in from the cutout since you'll be able to see this in the mirror reflection.
Secure the mirror to the back of the cedar planks with some Gorilla Glue.
To hang, secure picture mounting hardware to the back.
Now I have an extra mirror to bounce light around the room...nothing better than that :)
The cost for this was $5. If you need to buy wood, it'll probably come closer to $12 or so.
Now maybe I'll get started on that table lol. ...and probably nothing to do with mirrors for awhile, ya know...just in case ;)
The template size is 10x45. It should fit on about 5 pages landscaped.You can skew it and play around with it to make it the best size for you.