DIY Large Leaning Floor Mirror

To get one of these mirrors at Pottery Barn you'll pay over $500, at Restoration Hardware - double that. This rustic, wood wall mirror is perfect for the bedroom or even an entryway.
I knew what I wanted to make but I was winging the supplies based on what was in stock at Home Depot. Luckily my 3 year old was patient with me. I first picked the mirror. It was 18"x68" and $31. If you have a free mirror change the other measurements and the price will shoot down!!
I had Home Depot cut the 1/2" plywood to size and used shiplap as the frame (Joanna Gaines would be so proud!!). The shiplap is tongue and groove (and cheap) so it supports the mirror without additional hardware.
The corners are 45 degree cuts with a miter saw - attached to the plywood with wood glue and 1" screws from the back. There's special adhesive you use for a mirror that does not bleed through the glass. The mirror should slide right into the overhang of the shiplap if you measured right.
I stained my wood first with a vinegar stain, then a Mixwax gray, then dry brushed white, whitewashed (and then showered and had wine while it dried). I sealed it the next morning.
I used "L" braces at the corner mostly for decoration but they offer extra support. This baby is heavy!!
For the price breakdown and more details I would love to have you visit my blog. Afterall, you would look amazing in this mirror :)
Rachel (@
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  • Bj Bj on Apr 23, 2016
    Clever! What is a vinegar stain?
  • Clou77 Clou77 on Apr 23, 2016
    Could you tell us more about the shiplap? Is it attached to the wood you are using for the frame or the wood your using on the back of the mirror? I'm not familiar with it, so I apologize if it's a silly question!
  • Wei5421751 Wei5421751 on May 24, 2016
    When u say u use a mixture of vinegar and steel wool .. Do u mean u use steel wool as the 'staining tool'? And just plain vinegar as the 'stain'? And if so, is the vinegar the regular CLEAR type or the darker colored vinegar?? (I've never heard of using vinegar on wood before)
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