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Easy Way to Add Sparkle to a Plain Beveled Edge Mirror: IKEA Hack

My home office is set up in a very dark corner of my apartment living room so to brighten it up, I went looking for a mirror to hang on the back wall to reflect some light. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and it turns out IKEA had exactly what I needed: the KOLJA mirror. It was the prefect size (24″ x 24″) and the price was right at only $10 but it was so plain, it was calling for an upgrade.
I saw these square rhinestones at a craft store and knew they would be perfect for adding some sparkle to the mirror. They were $2 on sale and all it took was 30 mins to finish this makeover.
I wanted to make this easy and mess free so instead of using glue, I used Glue Dots repositionable dispenser to glue the rhinestones to the beveled edge of the mirror.
It's a small detail but the rhinestones added just the right amount of sparkle and personality!
You can see more details on how I did this project on my blog.

To see more: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/ikea-hack-easy-mirror-upgrade/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Lisa
    Lisa Bellevue, WA
    on Apr 4, 2015

    I love this mirror! Your project is fantastic.

  • Ketrinque
    Ketrinque Harrisville, RI
    on Apr 5, 2015

    Looks great! I see possibilities for a special little diva (aka my granddaughter)!

  • Mary Catlett
    Mary Catlett Des Moines, IA
    on Apr 5, 2015

    Wondering about the glue for such a fun, easy project (gotta have my bling lol). The glue dots on glass vs. maybe other glues? Thoughts? I have a huge wall mirror that really does enlarge the space but is dated and has inexplicable worn patches I want to cover to start. I got a sort of packet of mirrors (smaller circles) from Dollar Tree that I thought I would use.

    • Engineer Your Space
      Engineer Your Space
      on Apr 7, 2015

      @Mary Catlett The rhinestones are staying put with the repositionable dots but you could use the advanced formula dots which are give a permanent bond.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt Canada
    on Apr 5, 2015

    Think that glue dots dispenser is possibly a great addition to a "tool kit". How strong a bond is there?

  • Nanci Dill
    Nanci Dill Keno, OR
    on Apr 5, 2015

    Very nice, and an easy thing to do!

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