Rope Mirror Frame

2 Materials
1 Hour

My powder room had a boring oval mirror that was glued onto the wall. Since I couldn't replace it (easily), I decided to frame it with some rope to add texture and detail.

Here's the finished mirror!

I bought the rope at a rope store in the Outer Banks. Tightly tape where you want to cut it and then just cut! I used garden clippers, but any sharp knife will do. The tape keeps the rope from unwinding or fraying.

Find the center and nail to the wall. Yep, I just nailed it straight to the wall since I couldn't take the mirror off the wall. I used 5 finish nails total. I then set the nails with a nail setter so you can't see the nails through the rope.

All done! I added a little burlap ribbon to the bottom where the two ends of the rope meet. Easiest project ever!

Suggested materials:

  • ~10' Rope  (Mike Keller Ltd. (Rope Store))
  • Garden clippers, duct tape, finish nails

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1 question
  • One21656220
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Please advise what kind of rope you used. I went to Mike Keller's rope store, but didn't see anything that looked like it, and I'd really like to use the same thing for my similar project. Thank you!
    • Oui12458993
      on Apr 29, 2017

      This looks like a Manila hemp rope to me . You can check online suppliers.

    • Kerry
      on Apr 29, 2017

      Honestly I have no idea. If you go there , you can ask and just walk around in their back warehouse. I just pointed to what I wanted and they cut it!
    • Deb Stephens Perkins
      on Apr 30, 2017

      Sisal rope too

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  • Em
    on May 1, 2017

    Looks great. You could vary any bathroom décor by adding a touch like a scallop shell in the front of the ribbon and a few seashells beside to match your bath.
  • Jody thomas
    on May 6, 2017

    I really like this idea,!
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