Thrift Store Wood Slice Mirror Makeover

by Ruth
6 Materials
1 Hour
I was making over my bathroom and wanted a wood sliced mirror. I did want to pay the price so I made one myself. Had most of the supplies laying around. I mean who doesn't have branches and a hot glue gun.
Mirror that I found for 3.00 at thrift store
Here is the mirror I got at thrift store for 3.00 on half price day, I lightly sanded it to make wood slices adhere to the wood. I didn't bother painted it as I didn't think you would be able to see it.
It had raised panels
I wasn't sure how it would take to the different levels but after sanded it I knew if I put enough hot glue I should be fine. It would be hanging in the bathroom and should get to much wear.
with a chop saw and wood branches
I think this was the hardest part was using the chop saw and slicing the branches into wood chips. I am very comfortable with the chop saw but I must say be careful when you slice through a knot it really jumps out of your grip.
tested stain colors
I tried different stain colors but decided I liked just a natural stain. After cutting my wood slices I ran them over a sanding block to smooth them out. Then once I decided to stain natural I stained them all. Pulled out the hot glue gun and went to work.
Hot glue gunned them into place.
I just started placing them on the mirror and glued away. Probably took a half and hour to glue them all on. I love how it turned out.
Finished project!
I love natural wood and this worked great for my bathroom make over. It is fun and like I said the hardest part was cutting the wood slices.
Adds a great look to my new makeover
The final project. Really it was very simple and fun and only cost me the 3.00 for the mirror at the thrift store.
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  • Donna Pochie Donna Pochie on Jul 20, 2019

    Sam as Virginia S. Was your wood seasoned; wondering if it needs to be dry to use or can it be freshly cut wood???

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Jul 21, 2019

    Hi Ruth,

    I am not a techie kind of person and can't send pictures. These photos are on my email, but I don't know how to turn them up the right way. I want to extend the marble back splash higher up and behind the toilet. It was simple to do, and very cheap indeed. Marbles cost $6 plus supplies.

    I sponge painted the vanity top, came out pretty good, and painted the cabinet a dark blue. I also made some dark blue/green swirl-patterned curtains that look fine. Now I need to paint the walls, but can't decide on the color. Any suggestions?

  • Diane Diane on May 10, 2022

    I love this. I have a live edge vanity and it would look great with it. My mirror does not have a frame around it. Would the wood stick to the mirror just using a glue gun?

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