10 DIY Mirror Projects to Give Your Room a Major Upgrade
A strategically placed mirror can make a room feel larger, give you a place to make sure you don’t have lipstick on your teeth before walking out the door and add a bit of character to any space. And since it’s something you look at every day, why not make it just as fabulous and beautiful as you are? We’ve rounded up 10 DIY mirror projects to turn those drab and boring mirrors into statement-making focal points for your living room, bedroom or any room really. Reflect on these and get inspired.
1. Sunburst Mirror: Everyone will think this was a major splurge (not a DIY), unless you tell them otherwise. And after making something that looks this good, you’ll probably want to tell everyone. (via Bright Little House)
2. Live Edge Mirror: If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a jigsaw, this is a great project to start with since there really is no way to mess it up. The more jagged the edges, the better. (via East Coast Creative Blog)
3. Gem Mirror: The thought of cutting glass may seem intimidating, but this tutorial makes it seem so easy. Leave your octagon mirror as-is, or go the next step and add gold lines with a little help from contact paper and gold spray paint. (via A Beautiful Mess)
4. Rough Quartz Mirror: Dress up your old mirror with a few bags of beach glass vase filler from the craft store. With a little creative placement and glueing, you’ll have something that looks like it cost you big bucks. (via Remodelaholic)
5. Folding Mirror Table: When you have limited square footage, multi-functional pieces are essential. This two-in-one mirror table is a great space-saver and is surprisingly easy to make. (via Handimania)
8. Glam Light-Up Mirror: This project is not for the DIY timid. After all your hard work, you’ll feel like you’re posing on the red carpet in front of this Hollywood-style mirror. (via My Cherry Style)
Are you going to try out any of these DIY projects? We’d love to hear from you!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)