So by now you probably know that I am a collector of junk and all things old. I had this old window sitting around my garage that I needed to use in a project. I found it at a small town thrift store for $20.
I started noticing a lot of stores were carrying window wall mirrors like the one pictured below.
I loved how this window wall mirror looked but not the price, they tend to run between $120-$300! I thought of my old window and was pretty sure I could make something that looked the same but for way cheaper. I ended up making my window wall mirror for $70! So here is how I did it. First I cleaned up the window with some Windex for the glass and my favorite wood cleaner, Murphy’s Oil Soap for all the wood edges.
I wasn’t sure when this window frame was made but there was a good chance it was painted with lead paint. So to prevent from any lead chips from falling off I applied a white paint over all the wood edges. Plus it made it look clean and bright.
I then got a mirror from Lowes for about $25. They have a variety of sizes but not a size that would fit my window exactly. So I called up a local glass shop and they would cut the mirror to size for $8 a cut and I only needed two cuts. Still way cheaper than ordering a custom size mirror. They were able to get the mirror cut for me the same day! I then flipped the window over and centered the mirror on the back of the window.
I then used brackets that I got from Lowes to attach the mirror to the back of the window.
The mirror was really easy to attach. This is what the mirror looks like once its attached to the window! I was already loving how this window wall mirror looked!
I then placed some large hooks in the wall that I also got from Lowes. I made sure they were indicated to hold a heavier item since the window with the mirror is a little heavy.
I attached a wire to the back of the window and hung the window wall mirror on the wall!
You can stop here or take it a step farther if you want. I added a small command strip hook to the to the window so I could hang a magnolia wreath from it. It was perfect and just wanted the space needed!
I loved how this project turned out and save so much money compared to the ones in the store! Have any questions on how to do this for your own home? Let me know!
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