DIY| Mirrored Nightstand
I have had this cut mirrors in a local glass shop. They are also drilling the holes for me for the hardware. I mentioned below, but still received a lot of comments on it so here is upfront: the glass shop is your BFF in a project like this !!
I am very excited about this DIY project! I dreamed it up for a while and finally promote and adventurous enough to try the project. It takes some planning and patience (bleh), but now I can say that this DIY mirrored headboard project is my favorite so far!
I love the mirrored headboard! They feel very sexy and mature – two things I can not feel. The size and appearance of the above is perfect for our bedroom but completely ridiculous price … especially when you add in shipping for a, large delicate items! I really wanted one, but really do not want to pay high prices should eventually I went for it and try to project.
This “Nightstand” is actually a small closet my grandmother used to use. (Please ignore the green things died everywhere – spring is coming!) If you remember from the project freely, she moved out of his house and had a garage large car sales which is great for me. It was in fairly good condition but had some scratches and dents from general wear and tear. The top drawer is in the glass shop when I took this photo.
Obviously I can not put mirrors on every square inch of furniture so I used Krylon original chrome spray paint and draw the sides of the head, face and side of the bedside drawer. There is no point wasting paint between each section because that’s where the mirror is gone! While painting had happened, my pieces were cut mirror glass shop at my favorite.
Side note: I am now obsessed with my friends at the Glass City because they’ve replaced two-piece front drawer cracked me… free! Seriously, make friends with people you know you’ll be working with a lot. They will save your life when you try your own DIY projects.
When I finished my project oversized mirror floor, I asked my friends at the glass shop how I should start the project mirrored headboard. They just put the proposal to the surface measurements and above but to bring in a drawer so they can have a template for the size and location of the holes for the hardware. Really smart! The parties are divided on this piece so strange and top drawer is smaller than the bottom three drawers so I gave them the measurements for three as well as two top drawer to measure and cutting.
It takes about three days for them to get all seven pieces cut and ready for me to pick up. We have pretty much mirrors the remaining adhesive from the project last mirror and it was the same procedure as before: put more glue on the back of the mirror, the mirror to stick to the surface and use objects / tape to hold the mirror in place for at least 24 hours.
The parties are the hardest and scariest to glue. The first is obviously the easiest some ice and heavy books helps keep the mirror in place but the two sides were very nerve wracking. the mirrors will pour into the night? No need to worry mirror adhesive means serious business. After about 20 minutes, is not budging sucker. (We keep on ice overnight to make sure nothing fell or moved)
The drawer quite as easy. We put them upright, paste them, stuck the mirror and use the new hardware to locate each piece perfectly. Not pictured here are two of the drawer… a little cracked mirror from drilling the holes for the hardware and I think I may have screwed in one of the buttons too tightly… lessons! The buttons are now but do not tighten them without giving them a little bit.
Here are the final product love, love! Seriously, it makes me very happy to go into our room and see this bed. It really makes me feel a little sexier and a little more mature with something fancy in our bedroom.
(Past – such as ice green painter onto our beds It is now a tufted headboard, inspired by West Elm, that my mother and I was done! Check it out here. )
This project ends is extremely effective, especially compared to the original piece of expensive I found online. The buttons are half-off at Hobby Lobby (shame on you if you buy something for full price) and get cut size mirror really is not that expensive! This entire section is $128, which sounds like a lot, but it is SO much better than the $400-700 I look at the original.
The single purchase I make fresh tulips bedside and / tray pink green. I love flowers, especially the beautiful spring, and pink / blue tray reminds me of my bedroom in college (I was obsessed with the color combination). I love it because it gives me happy memories as well as bring some fun pops of color!
The rest of the items have been collected over time: lamps and frames from Hobby Lobby is large, the clock was a wedding gift from Pottery Barn, Ben’s Garden ‘L’ coaster is a gift from a friend, these books come from random places over the years and the average from Target. I like the elevation changes of items and they all have a special meaning or thought for them.
For your viewing pleasure … and I, of course, I love a good before and after … this is the final one before / after view our DIY mirrored headboard. SO happy with the result and very happy, I went for this project. It was much easier than I had built it up to be, and of course I’m angry waited too long to do this!
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