DIY Window Panel Mirror Tutorial

Did you have an enjoyable weekend? We sure did! We even completed the DIY project we started last week. This mirror from Ballard Design inspired it.

The price of the one in question is $549. This was $500 over our budget so I decided to create something for $50. Here’s my take:

Step 1 – Buy three mirrors for $5.88 from Walmart

Step 2 – If they had pink ones, you can buy them (like I did). Tape the mirrors to the frame and spray it black.

Step 3 – If the pink color of the frame’s underside is still reflected onto the glass, you can use a small brush to fix it.

Step 4 – Scrape off any excess paint after it dries.

Step 5 – Chop nine pieces from trim molding

Step 6 – Spray the backs, and fronts of each piece.

Step 7 – To create the window pane effect use E6000 to glue the nine pieces to the mirrors. Use scrap wood “spacers” to ensure the trim pieces are evenly spaced and straight.

Step 8: Apply heavy-duty foam tape with double-sided adhesive to each mirror’s back.

Scotch brand Outdoor tape was used. This tape can be used to hold items up up to 15 lbs. Each mirror weighs 5 lbs.

Step 9: Use a level or board to fix the mirrors on the wall.

Notice: The mirrors we used were all slightly different sizes, so we ended lining them up at the top rather than the bottom. This is because it’s the area that’s most prominent.