Mirrors are an often overlooked feature in a room, even though they can be expensive decorations.
Fixing up mirrors from discount stores or reinventing an old mirror frame can give a room an entirely new look.
The following do it yourself projects are a few ideas to liven up drab mirrors. Garage sales, flea market finds or discount stores can usually turn up a good mirror to use, so you can style one without going broke.
This neat wall mirror sets boring aside. The mirrors could be set in different shapes, designs and or even initials for a personalized look.
Twigs and garden clippings can turn a plain looking glass into a woods inspired mirror.
Use around the house items like old jewelry, shells or other objects to decorate the frames around a dull mirror. Also, inexpensive dollar store mirrors can easily be given an elegant etched look.
Upscale designs like this ceiling medallion take the eyes up in the room, offering a unique view.
Mirrors are must haves for vanities.
An old door can be upcycled by affixing an inexpensive closet door mirror to it so it can be used as a full length style. Place framing, trim or other decorations around the mirror to dress it up. Prop it up or secure the door in studs on the wall for a much cheaper design than a store bought, large scale standing mirror.
They can also be used as artwork, like with convex mirrors.
Mirrors can be mixed into unexpected places, like on furniture. Instantly change the look of a dated piece by giving it a functional lift. Turning a plain storage piece into a mirrored cabinet is a practical design.
Also, chalkboard paint is a simple way to drastically change a design, as seen on the inside doors of the above piece.
Broken mirrors don’t have to be bad luck. This idea gives a neat frame a new look and use.
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