I don’t know about you but personally, an entryway setup feels incomplete without a statement mirror. An accent mirror elevates the style of the mudroom, it makes the space look expensive and so put together. Unfortunately, statement mirrors are surprisingly pricey so it’s good to know that you can make your own at home using basic materials.
Today’s small apartment DIY (courtesy of A Beautiful Mess) is not only quick and easy to make; the end result will transform your living space. There’s nothing to it at all, you are literally gluing all the components together and you’re done!
If you love incorporating metallic accents into your entryway like yours truly, try this simple small apartment DIY! Are you ready to make your own geometric copper mirror? Let’s get started!
You will need:
3 pcs. Copper bent wire placemats
3 pcs. 10-inch round craft mirrors
3 pcs. 10-inch wood embroidery hoop
Industrial strength adhesive
Step 1: Install the Mirror
Begin by applying the industrial-strength glue all over the back of the craft mirror. Then, press the back of the mirror against the center of the placemat. Repeat until all craft mirrors are glued to the wire placemats. You can use a heavy book to press the mirror against the placemat until the glue has cured.
Step 2: Install the Mirror Border
While waiting for the glue to dry, remove the inner ring from the embroidery hoop. Apply a small amount of the glue on the embroidery hoop’s edge then press it on top of the mirror to form a wooden border. If the glue spreads beyond the edges of the mirror, wipe off the excess with a damp cloth. Repeat until all embroidery hoops are glued into the craft mirrors.
Step 3: Hang ’em Up
Leave the glue to cure overnight. Once the glue has dried overnight, you’re ready to hang the statement mirrors in your entryway! The tutorial recommends a mounting tape to hang the geometric mirrors on the wall, in case drilling a hole in the wall is not allowed in your apartment.
I love the quiet elegance and lovely sheen of these accent mirrors. You can either hang these or lean them against the wall; your entryway set up will be beautiful either way! You can also hang these accent decors on other rooms, such as the living room or the bedroom.
Tune in for more small apartment DIYs, we’ve got more weekend projects coming your way!