So remember when I was talking about wanting to make my own floor mirror and I made Sean carry discarded wood down our street? Well, this weekend we finally got to work on it. It’s not entirely finished because I need to figure out how to hold the mirror part in place, but I was too excited to wait, and I thought you all might have some ideas for what I should use to keep the mirror attached.
We started with the wood and attached metal brackets all the way down to connect the boards together. We just hammered them in place. And by we, I mean Sean while the dogs and I watched:
So here’s where things got interesting. The wood was split in one spot. I was trying to be positive and pretend like even though there was a huge gaping crack, this could work. Finally, I remembered that we own a circular saw, so I suggested that we just use that to cut off the unsightly part. Sean grabbed it, cut it, and we were good to go. Here’s the aftermath:
Iused a damp cloth to wipe off the wood. And that was it. We were totally done. Oh, right except for that part about attaching the mirror which I still haven’t done. But before we could drag it inside, we needed to figure out where to put it. I canvassed our house and decided that it would fit perfectly in our dining room. So in it went.
And here’s Sean trying to hold the mirror in place so that I could snap a few photos:
He got tired of that gig and left me alone, so the mirror is sitting lower in this one, but you get the idea:
So, it’s coming together and I’m really happy with how it turned out! Best of all, the entire budget for the project was just the cost for the brackets which were around $2/each and we got 3 of them for a grand total of $6. But, I still need to find something to hold the mirror in place. Any recommendations?