Mirrors can make a room look bigger, and they can add a touch of glamour. The easiest way to make a glamour mirror is to use a picture frame and special mirror-effect spray paint.
You’ve probably seen a lot of these mirrors in bathrooms and dressing rooms. They’re a great multipurpose fixture to have above a sink or vanity, and they come in many different shapes and sizes. But if you don’t like the design, or you just want to make a mirror that looks unique, making your own is easy.
First, clean the mirror thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. Then, spray it with mirror-effect spray paint and let it dry. When it’s completely dry, you can put it back in the frame.
Another simple and inexpensive way to create a glamour mirror is by using frosted glass spray. You can buy it at any home improvement store. It’s cheaper and easier to use than paint, and it gives a similar effect.
If you want a frosted-glass finish without spraying your mirror, you can get the same look by using etching cream. Adding a layer of this product is a quick and inexpensive way to give any mirror the frosted-glass look, according to Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch.
It’s also easy to remove the etched effect when you want it. You can apply this to a bare mirror, or you can use it to accent a pattern in a frame.
For a mirror that’s more like a piece of art, try making a faux gilded mirror, which can be easily done using strip wood and coffee beans. The coffee beans add a touch of texture that makes this project feel more natural.
Creating a framed, Scandi-style mirror is an easy DIY project that uses half-round molding. This style works well with a modern or contemporary home. The trim’s matte black finish adds a little extra oomph to the mirror.
This gilded frame was made from a gym mirror, but you can make a similar look out of any old rounded mirror. It can be painted or distressed for a rustic or beachy vibe, or left unpainted to look more natural.
You can also engrave your own custom design onto this mirror. This is a fun and quick DIY project that’s sure to turn heads. You can engrave the name of a favorite song, a quote or a photo.
The resulting frame will be a unique, beautiful addition to your home. You can add other embellishments to the design, or use it as a decorative piece for your living room or bedroom.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make a framed mirror, consider buying an adhesive vinyl sheet with holographic designs. You can buy these in any size you need to cover your entire mirror, and they come in a variety of patterns.
You can even use an LED lighting system to help illuminate your mirror. This one from Silky Bae is especially impressive, as it has 14 LED bulbs fluttering around the mirror’s edges. It’s also equipped with a dimmer switch to adjust the lighting as needed, so you can keep your makeup looking perfect for the whole day.