Mrs. Fixit: Knock Off Mirror

February 2, 2013 5:22:49 AM PST
I have a friend who has been eyeing an oversized mirror online for a while now - but it's $300.00, I found a this frame at a re-use it shop for $4.99 - I'll show you how to pull off the knock off right here!

First, remove any old paper, backing or supports that may be on the frame and wipe it clean. The key to the great look is the chunky frame so when I found this one for less than five bucks I knew I could get the look for way less!

Have a piece of mirror cut to size to fit the opening of the frame, I had this piece of eighth inch mirror cut for twenty dollars.

Lay the frame face down on a flat surface any gently tilt the mirror into place. Use glaziers points to secure the mirror in place.

After the mirror is secured, add a piece of cardboard the same way, cut to size and secured with glaziers points. This will give the mirror some added stability and cushion.

For a mirror this size you should use "D" hooks to secure the hanging wire in place - they're stronger and steadier. Measure down from the top the same distance on both sides and screw the hokos in place.

Add your hanging wire and flip it over - can you believe how great this looks - just like the expensive version for less than thirty dollars! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!


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