If you follow me regularly, then you know that I have been on a fireplace makeover mission for about a month or so. I finished the new mantle, lamps and some decor but my feature piece was always to be a mirror. I don’t shop at Z Gallerie a lot (but I want to!). The mirrors on display are beautiful and right up my alley but the price was well outside my budget. Seriously, the costs are equivalent to an anniversary gift – so cray!
I thought I would go to Lowes and pick out a mirror they could cut to size for me but how boring would that be? Pretty underwhelming I would image. I was in the Dollar Tree, as I am every week looking for a cheap candle to melt down (wink – project to come) when I found these 5 x 5 mirrored tiles with beveled edges. They were stocked in the candle section because they are actually candle holders! By the way, I usually use a cute saucer for my candles, but..ok. Immediately, I knew what I wanted to do and was even more excited that I could blog it as a project. There are many tiled mirror designs or mirrors with overlays that made them appear tiled. Beyond exited!
My mirror needed to be about 45 x 2o inches large. I wanted it to reflect off the fireplace but not cover the brick completely. Those dimensions meant that I needed exactly 40 tiles ($40). I cleared out the small stock of 27 tiles they had on hand and waited a whole week before they replenished – I couldn’t find them at the Dollar Tree the next town over. It was right before this 2nd trip that I knew I needed a border and the idea of breaking down picture frames came to mind. I used five 8 x 10 gold picture frames. The ones I used had a really thin metal layer over a hard, plastic type foam. With a freshly sharpened knife, they weren’t that hard to cut through.
The picture frames I used had a lip of about 1/4 inch. This left me to add 1/2 inch to each side of the wooden board I picked up from Lowes (45.5 x 20.5). All left to do was set up and assemble. It was so easy, I finished while in the middle of preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for my family.
Need proof? Check out this short video on how I did it!
All products used to complete this project is listed below.
Rust-oleum Metallic Bright Gold Spray Paint
40 – Dollar Tree Mirrored tiles5 – 8×10
Dollar Tree Picture frames
Gorilla Construction Adhesive
20.5 x 40.5” Wooden Board
Comment below and let me know what you really think. Do you have a project coming up? What is it? If I have inspired you to transform an item in your space, drop a comment below and send me some photos. Happy dreaming!