DIY Wood Framed Mirror

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  1. Jenna Sue says:

    LOVE this! And your adorable kitties… they so remind me of a younger (slimmer) version of my Susie πŸ˜›

  2. Your big helper sure is handy… and the two little furry ones are adorable! Love the project sweetie. Happy weekend πŸ™‚ Shan

  3. Love the mirror, it looks fabulous.

  4. Love it. This is exactly the mirror I’ve been wanting to make for the kids’ bathroom-in-progress, but in a different size for over the sink. Any pointers on that variation? Thanks for the tutorial! πŸ™‚

  5. Shirley says:

    This is gorgeous! I want to make one for my entry way, I love it!

  6. Corrinne says:

    Love the mirror! and the kitties!! Are they new? I don’t recall seeing them in any other post.

  7. Patty says:

    That mirror is amazing! Looks expensive, but you can smile knowing just how much you saved by doing it with your hubby.

  8. Cheri says:

    I love seeing what you are up to. Your projects are not only so amazing but so doable! You have such a gift with design and know how. Can’t wait to see what’s next!!

  9. Susan says:

    this is such a wonderful idea! I absolutely adore the wood frame–the Home Depot by my house won’t have the fence pickets until spring–I can’t wait, I am going to buy a ton. Someone used them to plank a wall too.

  10. LindaE says:

    Another wonderful project. You guys make it look so easy. I have home depot cut my plywood to size since we gave away our table saw. Hubby was afraid of it so all we have is a chop saw to work with.

  11. Segreto Secrets says:

    I love all of your diy projects and this is no exception! The mirror is beautiful -well done!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  12. chris aka monkey says:

    wow easy cheap and gorgeous love it thanks xx

  13. Kitsy Keel Smith says:

    Another great diy from you. Keep them coming, you are always so inspiring. Love the kitties too.

  14. Debra says:

    Love your new mirror. I enjoy your DIY projects. Thanks for sharing. Will have to put this on the Husband to make wish list! Maybe there will be a few of these on hand for the lucky shoppers at your next market? Your photo shoot models are so cute.

  15. Jaime says:

    I never thought about fence pickets!!! I have a coffee table I painted in all white I am wanting to put a thin layer of wood over the top to have the stained top look, I think this may be my solution! And the price is awesome!

  16. debbie says:

    I made one with 2 x 4 but now will use the picket fence tip for future projects! Brilliant… Love the mirror!

  17. Linda Cole says:

    Love how the mirror turned out! So easy yet so nice. Keep up the good work. How is the fixer upper coming along?

  18. Erica says:

    I’m SO in love with this, Shayna! Thanks so so very much for the step by step details and tons of pictures.

  19. This is beautiful, I love the stain color! I have had to get creative with adding weight to things when waiting for the glue to adhere. We do what we have to do to get the job done.

  20. Suzanne says:

    Love this! The stain color and the distressing really give it a lovely rustic feel.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Pieced Pastimes

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  22. Sherry says:

    where do you buy the picket fence.

  23. Robyn says:

    Love it! Can you explain how to hang it on the wall? Thanks!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you! To hang it, you can either install hanging brackets on the back, or, if it’s light enough, use command strips. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  24. Cindi Fuqua says:

    This is the perfect way to frame the full-length mirror I received for my 16th birthday–52 years ago! Now I don’t have to spend $350 for a new mirror for my hall. Thanks.

  25. Christina says:

    That looks fantastic. I love the rustic look.

  26. debbie says:

    This looks fantastic & I absolutely love it. I plan to make one for leaning in our bedroom. I just bought a PB one off CL and it does not look nearly as great. Thanks so much for sharing in such detail. I did not know about using the fence pickets or the silicone. I love learning from blogs.

  27. Karen says:

    It will be perfect in my bedroom!

    What kind of wax did you use on this?


    • Shayna says:

      Hi Karen! I’m so glad you’re going to make your own. For the wax, you can either use the dark wax by Minwax, or any dark furniture wax. I’ve used them all, and they all work fabulous on wood! I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  28. b.j. says:

    You’re photo’s and step by step details are a great help. NOW I’ll take it off the back of the closet door and do it right. THANKS!!

  29. Sharon says:

    what did you wax it with?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Sharon! For the wax, you can either use the dark wax by Minwax, or any dark furniture wax. I’ve used them all, and they all work fabulous on wood! I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  30. Lisa says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT !!! I have just the perfect place for this in my bedroom πŸ™‚ Thank-you so much for the idea.

  31. Grace says:

    I love this frame! Do you have the measurements for the wood and underlay?

  32. Melanie says:

    I absolutely love this!! Thank you for the inspiration and the detailed tutorial!!:) I’m having a hard time figuring out the piece of underlayment, and the size/dimensions needed. I was overwhelmed at Home Depot, so thought I’d ask you:) thanks!

  33. Vanessa says:

    Absolutely love this mirror. I love that basket so much as well. Would you mind letting me know where you found it? I was hoping to get one too! Great work! Vanessa

  34. Judy says:

    I ripped off the back of one of my cheap doors. I’m going to see if I can make my “found” mirror work with that door frame. Looks like it would be the perfect size.

    Love this!!! Well done.

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  36. Julie says:

    Did you have to cut the underlayment project board? What size should I purchase?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Julie! Yes, we did cut the underlayment material. We based it off of the size of our mirror, and frame. The full size of the mirror and frame is 23β€³ wide x 59β€³ tall.
      I hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  37. Jon says:

    What size was the mirroe you started with and what size was the finish product.

  38. Nigel says:

    Are you not concerned with the silicone eventually eating the back of the coating on the mirror? I would think that Mirror Mastic would have been a much better/safer choice to mount the mirror to the wood?

    Looks great and I plan on doing something very similar but definitely going to use mirror mastic as recommended by the glass/mirror company. They say using silicone will eventually leave marks through the mirror.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Nigel! Thanks for the comment. We haven’t had any issue with the silicone, and it’s been over a year since we made this mirror. Hope that helps.

  39. Monica says:

    When I saw this beauty I had to do it immediately! Just finished yesterday and it looks amazing! The only thing I had issues with was the fence boards not being completely flat. I also used special mirror adhesive to secure the mirror. To help cut cost even more, I used furniture backer board from Home Depot which I had the. Cut down for free. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cost friendly project! I enjoyed doing it with the hubby and it looks amazing in my living room!!! ?

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  41. Roberta says:

    Looks so easy and great! I am sharing this on Pinterest.

  42. Shelly says:

    Hi! Can you please tell me the length of the four fence pickets after cutting them? Thanks!

  43. Riccardo says:

    awesome..! I going to make one with barn wood.

  44. Kathy says:

    I absolutely love this mirror. But I have to ask how did you separate the mirror from the frame without it cracking or breaking? I’ve gone through 2 mirrors. πŸ™

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Kathy! I am so sorry to hear about your struggle! When I bought the mirror for this project, the frame was already coming off. Since then, we’ve completed this project several other times with success. We just break the cheap, plastic frame and pull it off. I hope that helps! Good luck! πŸ™‚

  45. Jenny says:

    Looks great! How did you hang it on the wall? We are making one but are struggling with the best way to hang something so heavy. TIA!

  46. Roberta says:

    What a cute mirror! I am sharing this on Pinterest.

  47. Laura says:

    Did your picket fence pieces overlap on the mirror any?

  48. Lauren says:

    Thank you so much for this DIY! We’re in the midst of it and I’m afraid I’ve made a mistake. I bought the $1.64 cheapest fence pickets that I’ve now realized are wet treated wood (and they are damp) and I’m realizing now after reading online that they have to dry out before staining. Have I ruined this project? I see now that you linked to the cedar which I should have gotten. Have you ever worked with the cheap ones?

    • Shayna says:

      You’re very welcome! I’m happy you’re going to make your own! If I were you, I would use the regular fence pickets. The damp wood will warp, causing your mirror to bend/ bow. You can also use a 1″ x 4″ board, or a 1″ x 6″ too. Just make the necessary adjustments! Good luck! πŸ™‚

  49. Aarsun Woods says:

    What an awesome wooden mirror frame. All of the products are just fabulous!!!Thanks for sharing.

  50. Elizabeth says:

    This looks amazing… but is there any way to do this without all of those saws? That’s like $1,000+ for equipment. I love the rustic homemade look of this but I could probably buy a framed mirror like this at Target or HomeGoods and rough it up a little. πŸ™ I’d love to know if you thought it was possible for us to make it work without such expensive equipment!

    • Shayna says:

      Totally understandable! We do have quite the collection of tools, but you could absolutely make this without all the tools! A jigsaw would go a long way with this project!

  51. Dee says:

    Yipee!!! That looks awesome and Finally solves my issue! I’m making a barn door for my walk in and wanted it to be mirrored…So excited!!!!!

  52. Bright says:

    Love this ?!
    So glad the cuts are straight and not mitred. This is just what we need and right at my skill level. Can’t wait to get started!

  53. Malia Young says:

    Thanks so much for this diy project! I actually just finished following it and am so incredibly happy with the end result!

  54. Owen .R says:

    A nice DIY project, like your project very much.

  55. Robert Myers says:

    Really Amazing Resource. Thank you. This is gorgeous! I want to make one for my entryway, I love it!

  56. Robert Smith says:

    Really Amazing Resource. Thank you. This is gorgeous! I want to make one for my entryway, I love it!

  57. Mideco says:

    What a great guide, that mirror looks wonderful. Thank you very much for doing it.

  58. Bestiee says:

    That’s great information. I did a search and found your blog. It’s been a big help! Thanks for sharing this blog.

  59. Wow. Awesome…I am just wondering what will be the cost of materials to make this mirror? Looks like $80~100… Am I right? Or is it more? Thanks πŸ™‚

  60. Love the idea! Thanks for the tips πŸ™‚

  61. Wonderful Post. Excellent Designs in your Wood Framed Mirror

  62. james says:

    Which tools you are using to make this wood frames? I also want to know.

    • Shayna says:

      I have updated the list of supplies! πŸ™‚

      • Angie says:

        Do u think there’s anyway to don this project w/o having a chop saw & table saw? I’m a single mom and don’t have tools like that, but would LOVE to make this for my daughter’s 17th bday (since her sweet 16th got screwed ny covid). She would absolutely love this. Not sure if u have answer to this – but if I bought wood materials from Home Depot or other local hardware store, do u think if I had all measurements exactly right, they would be able to cut that rype of material for me at the hardware store??
        U did such a beautiful job!! I’ve been looking to buy similar one and the are well over $200-300.
        Thx for any help u might provide.

        • Shayna says:

          Thank you Angie! Yes, I do think Home Depot will cut the material to length for you if you know your measurements. Our local Home Depot offers this as an option, so I imagine yours would as well. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  63. Steven P says:

    Looking nice, Thanks for sharing. <3

  64. mason says:

    wow wonderful post, really the mirror frame design is outstanding. I love your DIY projects. good job

  65. mora says:

    The method of making a mirror frame is gorgeous, this is a very informative article for me. because I do a little bit of woodworking in my free time.. thanks for sharing your valuable ideas…

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