Grab a $5 Full Length Mirror From Walmart for This Fun Storage Idea!

Abbie M
by Abbie M
3 Materials
$30
1 Day
Medium

Desperate for entryway storage? My foyer was getting more cluttered by the second, but I didn't have any room to add storage. When I saw this $5 mirror at Walmart, I felt an idea coming on!

I created a multi use storage cabinet! It turned out just like I dreamed it would. Now there's one spot where I can check my look and grab my keys as I head out the door.


Check out the video for a better shot of the finished piece!

Grab a $5 Walmart mirror to get started...

Remove the stickers to get it ready to paint!


Step 1: Paint your mirror back


Flip the mirror over and paint the back black to match the frame. Make sure to get full coverage on the mirror!

Step 2: Cut the wood for your frame with a circular saw


Use a circular saw to cut some 1x4s to match the height and width of the mirror, and another 1x4 to use as the shelf.


Step 3: Sand your pieces


Use a sanding block or sandpaper to sand down the edges of all your wood.

Step 4: Add hooks to your shelf


To make your shelf more functional, measure equidistant holes in your wood, and screw in hooks that you can use to hold your keys or other goodies.

Step 5: Assemble your pieces


Lay your wood pieces out on a flat surface, and make sure they're at a tight 90 degree angle.

Step 6: Nail your pieces together


I used a nail gun, but you can use hammer or nails, or a screw driver and screws. Be careful to keep your pieces at a 90 degree angle.

Step 7: Paint your frame


I painted mine black to give it a nice, modern look. I wanted it to match the frame of the mirror so that the whole thing would look like one finished cabinet.

Step 8: Attach the frame and mirror with hinges


Using a screw driver or drill, attach hinges to the mirror and shelves.



Step 9: Hang your cabinet on the wall


To hang your cabinet on the wall, use a screw driver or drill to screw L-brackets into the wall.

Here's another angle of the finished look. This is a seriously convenient entryway addition!

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  • Heather Heather on Mar 28, 2022

    Kudos to you Abbie!!!


    I love a useful and well made DIY. I'd estimate that your total cost would be under $20, especially if you had some of the lumber as scrap from other projects. I bought a similar piece to attach to the hinges of a door. I bet yours wins on time (mine took 7 days to arrive, yours was probably...4 hours with dry time?), build quality, design flexibility (seriouly smart...any color, any shelf configuration) and cost. (Mine was just under $200! You could put hooks inside it for everyone's keys, a notepad for reminders.


    Sitting here thinking I may need to make a couple of these for my vanity wall. One for all of my nail polishes and nail related paraphernalia; then one for makeup palettes and bottles. I could add cups for brushes and small bins for tubes and pencils. Dang! I could also use one for hair toys, hair product and styling tools!


    These would make great gifts as a housewarming, teenage girls room, etc.


    I'm off to Walmart for mirrors and then to my local lumberyard. Christmas is only 8 months away!

  • Paa62351844 Paa62351844 on Apr 23, 2022

    I WANTED TO SEE HOW YOUR KEYS LOOKED INSIDE

  • Lilith Lilith on Jul 17, 2022

    I want to see the inside of the project

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  • Tonya Tonya on Jul 23, 2022

    BRILLIANT IDEA!!!👍🏾💯its ideas like this that makes my day!🙋🏾‍♀️tfs

  • Diane Diane on Aug 06, 2022

    I have two gold tone edge metal mirrors, how would I make them silver…?

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