DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

I have been wanting a full length floor mirror forever.  I would shop online and they were always hundreds of dollars and so THAT wasn’t happening.  I decided to make my own a few months ago but didn’t have any inspiration.  I was looking through Pinterest and there it was!  Inspired 🙂

This headboard from, of course, Urban Outfitters, was going to be my muse for this project.  I really liked the arrow design and the rustic look of the wood.

 I was finally ready to go to the hardware store.  I went to Homeworks, which is a great local hardware store that has a little bit of everything 🙂   I bought 4 pieces of wood that were 2x8x8.  They cut them down for me to be 6 1/2 feet long which was the height I wanted for the mirror frame.  I also bought a smaller, thinner piece of wood for mounting them all together on the back.

I got them home and my husband screwed them together with the thinner piece of wood on the back.

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial
DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

Next I decided what colors I wanted to use.  I just grabbed a bunch of acrylic paints from my craft room and started painting to decide which colors looked great together.  Once I decided, I started taping off my arrow pattern.

 Instead of measuring with a ruler, I used the tape to measure where to put the next pieces of tape.  You can see here that I would put smaller pieces of tape on the wood to measure and then pull them off once I placed the next piece of tape.  I always tape projects this way because it’s really easy and I am SUPER lazy when it comes to measuring. 🙂

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

 Once you are done taping off your pattern, go over all of the tape with your hands or a cloth to make sure they are stuck all the way down.  This time I used Frog Tape but I had a bit of trouble so I might go back to my trusty Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape…we’ll see.

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

Now it’s time to start painting.  I just picked colors as I was going and even mixed some custom colors too.  I did two coats and then pulled the tape off and did a few little accent stripes at the end.

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

I added a little bit of the metallic color over all of the stripes to tone down the color a bit.

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

I was thinking about leaving the wood the natural finish but I stepped back and didn’t LOVE it.  I got out some Minwax stain from refinishing our patio furniture and an old T-shirt and rubbed it all over the front and back.  I wiped off the excess, especially on the painted stripes, and the let it dry for 24 hours before bringing it in.

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial

DIY Full Length Mirror Tutorial
This was my little mirror after I gave it a coat of white spray paint from Rustoleum.  I used the Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover and it worked really great!  I painted little mirror brackets the same color as the mirror so they would blend in.  I didn’t want to permanently attach the mirror because I might want to use this fun wooden piece for something else later….like a table top 🙂
How to turn a cheap mirror into a full length floor mirror

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

This is one of my favorite DIY projects I’ve done so far.  Some of the colors were outside of my comfort zone (blue) but I really LOVE it!

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

DIY Full Length Floor Mirror

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By |2015-05-01T02:37:39-06:00September 22nd, 2014|38 Comments


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  6. Jushu October 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    love it!! Can you tell me how big your mirror is it or where you got it from??

    • Deonna October 13, 2015 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      Hey Jushu! Yeah my mirror is one of those really cheap mirrors from Walmart or Target that is about a foot in width and 4 feet long that you are supposed to hang on the wall. I hope this helps and would love to see pictures if you make your own floor mirror! 🙂

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  8. Daniela August 16, 2015 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Hi there!

    I love this idea so much and am planning to recreate it for my floor-length mirror.

    Just a quick question, what type of wood did you buy? The lumber store has so many varieties…

    Just curious if there was a certain type you recommend.


    • Deonna August 16, 2015 at 12:50 am - Reply

      Hey Daniela! I honestly can’t remember what type of wood it was. It was probably the cheapest wood they had 🙂

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  10. McKinsey June 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I am planning to tackle this project this weekend! I’m very excited! Do you know what colors you used? I absolutely love all of them!!

    • Deonna June 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      I have no idea what the colors were called. I did take a picture of the paints so maybe you could figure it out a bit from that…it’s totally different colors now 🙂 I need to update the pictures with the new colors. PLEASE share pictures because I would love to share them with my friends!!

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  12. Katie January 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    wooow so gorgeous! i’m totally doing this with my floor length mirror.

    • Deonna January 28, 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Yay! Please share pictures if you do 🙂

  13. Shannon November 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I love this!! Beautiful job!!

    • Deonna November 24, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I really like how it turned out and it was super easy 🙂

  14. Holly B October 6, 2014 at 2:10 am - Reply

    Wow! This is super cute…and probably pretty simple to do! Thanks for sharing!

    • Deonna October 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      It is easy…I finished it in a day…but I also was not watching my two year old that day…it might take a few more days that way 🙂

  15. Karisa @ Petite Modern Life September 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    This is so cute!! Way to go!

    • Deonna October 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Karisa! I makes my room so colorful and fun 🙂

  16. Lisa Mabey September 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Love, love love! I’m featuring you today at Mabey She Made It.

  17. Amy September 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Oh, I’ve pinned that Urban Outfitters headboard a million times. Love how that mirror turned out. I featured your lovely project this morning at our link party. Be sure to stop by and grab a feature button!

    • Deonna October 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Yeah that headboard is soo cool and you could basically make it the same way as the mirror

  18. Traci Wade September 28, 2014 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Hi Deonna! I just love your floor mirror! Such nice colors on the chevron pattern. I enjoyed meeting you at Blog Elevated. When I got home today I realized we had made previous contact with one another last Christmas. You hopped over to my blog to ask me to link up my burlap Christmas trees to your linky party! I knew you were familiar to me! So glad I discovered you again and your fabulous blog!

    • Deonna October 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      haha that’s so funny! Thank you and I’m so glad we met too. I had the BEST time and am so glad I got to meet everyone in real life 🙂

  19. Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House September 24, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    It’s gorgeous! I think I need to make one of these.

    • Deonna October 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      If you do please share pictures 🙂 Thank you!

  20. Ronja Lotte September 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Uh, Love it! I want one too! Well, I guess I have to do it myself 😉
    Thanks for the inspiration! I am thinking about a mirror makeover for ages!
    greetings Ronja Lotte

    • Deonna September 23, 2014 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I would make you one but I’m sure the postage would be a few bucks 🙂 If you make one PLEASE share pics with me…I would love to share them on Twitter 🙂

  21. Ashley Mayes September 23, 2014 at 1:14 am - Reply

    This is so cute! Pinning and would love to have you link up at The DIY’ers tomorrow morning!

  22. Jacinda September 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    So cute! One of my favorites you’ve done!

    • Deonna September 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It was really easy to make…since Dane did all the building 🙂 Hey the painting was the hard part right??

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