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.
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  • Merry Straub Merry Straub on Feb 15, 2021

    Where id you find the rhinestones and where do you get the glue dots? Love what you did!!!

  • Ardale Ardale on Aug 21, 2021

    Do the glue dots hold tightly when you're cleaning your mirror, say with windex or a vinegar solution? We have a huge mirror in our master bathroom which spans over our double sinks and about 2 ft of counter space in between which is screaming for some sort bling. Our area of the country is very humid especially in the summer months plus it being a bathroom it gets even more humid after showering. If the dots won't hold tightly can someone recommend something I can use that will not show but hold tightly to a mirror in these conditions?

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  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Jan 07, 2019

    Just enough! Nice!

  • Marcia Marcia on Feb 04, 2019

    This just the idea I've been looking for!! I am a renter and have a very similar mirror in my bathroom. I've wanted to do something to the mirror that's not too over the top, this is perfect....thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!!!