Pier 1 Copycat Mirror Diy


When I got home from a recent trip, what was on my countertop? The newest fall catalog from Pier 1. And in the catalog was the Pier 1 Eternal Mirror (below). It sang to me, it said pallets, it said rustic bliss. Hey, I could make that.
Since I had a pallet in the backyard and I had just gotten a mirror from a salvage yard, I was just about ready to start this project. All I needed was 2 pieces of 1 x 5 x 8ft pine from the lumber yard.
Because the pieces are so short that I was going to be working with, the pallet deconstruction was super easy. Just run a circular saw along the line of nails on both ends and in the center of the pallet. There are no nails to pull, no splitting and no pry bars.
A frame was made for the mirror using the 2 pieces of 1 x 5 x 8ft pine, mitered at the corners. The inside frame was cut 1/2″ smaller than the actual mirror.
A Kreg jig and glue was used to attach the corners.
Had hubby use the router to make a channel where the mirror will sit. That was the reason for the internal frame to be just a bit smaller than the overall size of the mirror.
The frame was painted black so no white would show thru. The pallet wood was stained and cut to size.
These are the stages of the wood. (1) Plain pallet wood that has been sanded, (2)stained with a dark walnut, (3)edges sanded (yup, I sanded the edges on every piece), (4)then finished with Varathane stain and poly, light and dark walnut. For the stain and poly, I wanted a darker outer edge like the Pier 1 mirror, so after giving each piece a coat of the light walnut, followed up with dark walnut on just one end.
Since I already had the stain and nails my mirror ended up costing about $20 for the backer wood and mirror. As for my Pier 1 copycat inspiration…that was $199, and it was smaller.
Hope you get a chance to stop by for even more instruction and lots of pictures.

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  • Allison Newby
    on Jan 8, 2018

    I am so doing this!!!! I LOVE IT! IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!! FANCY WITH CHARACTER AND A GREAT BACK STORY TO GO ALONG WITH IT!!!! PRICELESS!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!! 😊
  • Natasha
    on Nov 15, 2018

    Absolutely love what you have done!! Thanks for sharing.

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