Mirror, Mirror – Double Take

Mirror on wall

On my way out the door this morning, I glanced in this mirror for a quick lipstick check and that’s when it hit me… this old, timeless mirror is one of my favourite DIYs.   I completed this project well over a decade ago, and it still hangs with pride in my entry way.




This is an extremely easy and affordable mirror to make.

For this project you will need:

  • 36″ round wooden frame,  see my blog  for instructions on how to make.  For this project I use the top of an old decorator table (the kind that are made from particle board and meant to be covered in fabric).  It served the purpose extremely well.
  • Durable fabric (something that won’t fray when stapled).
  • 1/2″ staples and staple gun.
  • Round mirror
  • Adhesive

Step 1:

Place your fabric on a hard, flat surface with the side that you want to display face down.  Place the round wooden frame in the middle of the fabric.

Step 2:

Stretch the fabric over the edge of the frame and staple in place.  You may need an extra pair of hands to hold the fabric taut while you staple.   Continue to staple around the perimeter ensuring that the fabric is not puckering on the front (the back doesn’t matter) 🙂

Vinyl and faux leather are ideal, inexpensive fabric options as they mould well to a wooden frame and come in an array of colours.  I love the look of the distressed, fake leather used on this frame.


Step 3:

Locate the centre of the frame and apply adhesive to the back of the mirror.  Centre on frame and let dry over night.

I hope you have enjoyed this DIY.

Mirror on wall



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