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Frame A Mirror – Add Illusion of Space


This is a cute little project that adds spice to any wall.  I like the idea of decorating an elongated empty wall in the bathroom, especially in those spaces where nothing else will really fit.  It creates more personality, and mirrors are most appropriate in this room.  It’s also a great addition to any room that has small or no windows.  With more mirrors adorning a small space it creates the illusion of a larger space.  We’re big fans of Ana White and found plans and detailed instructions on her website for this simple and very inexpensive way to DIY.

Make a mirror for about $3!  Free plans from

Artwork this size would have costed a fortune. And because this bathroom has no windows, I felt like a mirror would be the best bet. Not a big mirror that’s actually useful – just one for reflecting light.

Shopping List:
For ONE Mirror:
1 – 12″ x 12″ mirror tile
1 – 1×2 @ 8 feet long
mirror adhesive
wood glue and nails or screws or pocket hole screws
picture hanging kit and hanging hardware

measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
circular saw

General Instructions:
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project.



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