Improve a Builder’s Grade Mirror

The plain old builder’s grade vanity mirror can seem boring after a while. This project from Hometalker Victoria Kirton adds some much-needed life to it, making a Trumeau mirror in the process. She began by sketching the forms for the frame on the mirror and painting the outer edges. The addition of appliques then finished it off very nicely. Get tutorial here

Get a Rustic Mirror

Making a mirror more rustic is a smart way of making it a lot more interesting to look at. This image from Hometalker Nicole Frances is a great example of how this can be done. The mirror frame was sanded, and five coats of different colors of paint were added. The frame was then sanded further so that the colors underneath shone through. Get tutorial here

Use Reclaimed Wood for the Frame

One of the most interesting ways of getting a great-looking mirror is to use reclaimed wood for the frame, which Hometalker Suzette has done a fantastic job of with this sunburst design. Bits of wood was gathered and sanded. They were then glued and screwed together before the edges were rounded. The end result is a nautical-style mirror. Get tutorial here

Use a Pistachio Shell Frame

The best mirror frames aren’t always finished with the traditional materials you would expect to see. This project from Hometalker One Big Happy Life uses pistachio for a unique look that stands out. The shells are spread out and spray painted before being put together with glue in the form of flowers. They are stuck to the mirror with hot glue. Get tutorial here

Use Scrap Wood for the Frame

This is another DIY project that uses an unusual frame. In this case, Hometalker Funky Junk Interiors – Donna adds scrap wood to produce a frame that is sure to turn heads when people visit. The wood was cut to size and made into a frame. Some words were stenciled on, then the mirror was added to it. Finally, a couple of coat hooks were added for extra utility. Get tutorial here

Use Multiple Bathroom Mirrors

A frame-less builder grade mirror is replaced by a variety of different mirrors in a range of styles and shapes. Hometalker Gretchen came up with a great look to add a lot of character to her bathroom. She taped off an area of the floor to find the right mixture of mirrors for her idea. Once she got it just right, they were hung in the right places. Get tutorial here

Get a French Country-Style Mirror

A standard wall mirror or dresser with a mirror doesn’t work in every home. This project from Hometalker Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch gives you the option of adding some French country style instead. Most of the work here was in cutting the wood. It was then finished with liming wax, and the mirror was glued on and secured with brackets. Get tutorial here

Add Mosaic Tiles to Your Vanity Mirror

A boring bathroom mirror can be spiced up in a number of fun ways. A fairly simple solution found by Hometalker Brooke N was to add glass mosaic tiles around the edges for a really classy finish. The tiles were attached directly to the mirror using hot glue. This gives a highly attractive finish that also stands the test of time very well. Get tutorial here

Large Bathroom Mirror redo to double framed m

Like to replace a giant bathroom mirror? Perhaps you would prefer a cabinet or dresser with a mirror instead. This DIY project from Hometalker Danielle Fraser makes a plain mirror more interesting. A useful cabinet was added to make it more attractive and practical too. It is worth noting that removing the mirror isn’t necessary for this project. Get tutorial here

Make a Leaning Mirror

Wall mirrors are fantastic for making good use of the available space in smaller homes, but they can be expensive. Hometalker Anne Davidson came up with a project for this smart DIY leaning mirror that's much more affordable. Pine boards were cut to size and stained, with a Kreg Jig being used to cut the holes needed to fit the mirror. Get tutorial here

Get a Distressed Mirror Frame

The distressed look on a mirror frame can be brilliant when it is done well. With this project from Hometalker Kristine (Teeny Ideas) we can see how to get impressive results by sanding the frame. Using dark wax on the frame didn’t her give the look she was after. However, after re-painting and sanding it, the mirror now looks fantastic. Get tutorial here

Build a Makeup Mirror with Lights

If you love the idea of a vanity mirror with lights, then this project could be the perfect choice for you. It's a glamorous yet rustic look that undoubtedly has style. This makeup mirror with lights needs to be wired. Common lamp cord is fine for this as it comes already stripped and is color-coded for ease of use too. Get tutorial here