If you have plans to renovate your house, you’re probably looking for some pretty, modern and colorful accessories that will add a special touch to your space. While buying new pillows or curtains is fun, making your own items can be even more enjoyable (and satisfying). Today we’re taking an old mirror and turning it into an eye-catching piece for your wall. Get out your paint brushes and scroll on for the tutorial.


– vanity mirror

– rope

– card stock

– masking tape

– white spray paint + aqua acrylic paint


– brush

– pen

– scissors

– wrench (or any tools you need to disassemble the mirror)


1. Disassemble the mirror so that you can easily work with each piece.

2. Draw a circle on a piece of card stock that is slightly smaller than the mirror and cut it out.

3. Next, tape the card stock to the mirror.

4. Spray paint the frame white and let it dry.

5. Then, cover the area you don’t want to paint with masking tape, and paint the rest with a colorful acrylic.

6. Remove the tape before the color completely dries, and then remove the card stock.

7. Insert the right mirror screw through the rope as shown in the picture below.

8. Repeat on the other side.

9. Turn the mirror over and tie a knot on the back side.

10. Cut the excess rope and you’re ready to hang up your creation!

First, use your wrench to take the mirror apart, separating each piece. Then cut out a card stock circle that is slightly smaller than your mirror and tape it in place. This will ensure that you only paint the frame, not the mirror. Next, spray paint the frame. Once it’s completely dry, tape off a section and start painting with acrylic paint. Remove the tape before the paint completely dries to create a perfectly crisp line ;)

Next, add the rope by inserting the screws through the rope and attaching them to the sides of the mirror. Finally, tie a knot on the back side of the mirror and cut the excess rope. That’s it! You’re done.

The final look reminds us of the Iron and Rope Restoration Hardware Mirror with a colorful touch and a more affordable price ;)

Are you in the middle of a renovation? Tell us what you’re making in the comments below!