ampCreated with Sketch.arrow-downCreated with Sketch.arrow-left-thickCreated with Sketch.arrow-leftCreated with Sketch.arrow-right-thickCreated with Sketch.arrow-rightCreated with Sketch.Group 12Created with Sketch.fbCreated with Sketch.fol-lowCreated with Sketch.followCreated with Sketch.iglogo-mainlogo_exsitemadebyarticlemailCreated with Sketch.newsletterCreated with Sketch.piCreated with Sketch.pinterestCreated with Sketch.searchCreated with Sketch.shareCreated with Sketch.special-arrowCreated with Sketch.twCreated with Sketch.videoCreated with Sketch.yt
Subscribe

DIY Hanging Mirror

DIY Projects Jun 19, 2014

So the studio is starting to feel more and more like a tiki bar, think palm trees, woven straw baskets and a cool afternoon breeze (from the overworked air conditioner), and I couldn’t be happier. I was recently pondering something fun I could do with a mirror in the workshop space for makeup touch ups and selfies (but not really) and decided to try my hand at a little amateur basketry. Well kinda sorta not quite. Read not to see how to make your own hanging mirror.

You need:

  • A flat drying basket
  • some rope
  • A mirror (this is one from IKEA which you will see I removed from its frame)
  • Liquid nails
  • a stanley knife

How to:

1. Because the IKEA mirror came in a pretty nasty looking frame, I first set about taking it out using the stanley knife to remove the glue from the frame. If you have a simple round mirror you can obviously skip this step.

(the leftover frame)

2. Following the instructions on the liquid nails, I carefully spread it onto the basket – I had to be careful about where it sat because my basket had a criss cross pattern – this is where a more closely woven basket would work well.

3. I let it dry for 3 days (which is agess!) because that’s what the tube said to do.

4. I then attached the rope by looping it through the basket at the top – if your basket has a closer weave I would make holes in it to do this.

Voila!

Tags Ikea Hack
Share

Let us know your thoughts!

You Might Also Like

Interiors / DIY Projects

DIY Twine Lampshade (An Ikea hack!)

Take a stock standard lampshade from basic to beautiful with some twine....

Read