DIY Jaunty Rope Mirror
I know I can’t be the only one who moved into my house to find a builder’s grade mirror in the bathroom. This is one of those mirrors without a border or edge that is held in place with plastic clasps. Builders love throwing these babies in — they’re cheap and easy to install.
I took mine out of the powder room a while ago when I upgraded to a pretty faceted mirror, but I kept the builder’s mirror around, thinking I’d find another use for it. I’ve decided to give it a nautical feel by wrapping the edges in rope, a fun and easy upgrade to customize this basic look.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Rope (I used 100 ft)
- Hot glue gun
Make sure your mirror is clean and dry before you start. Cut off the end of the rope to make sure it’s pretty, and start hot gluing it to one corner. In the picture above, I show Gorilla Glue, which is what I had planned to use. But it didn’t stick well, so I went with my old standby: hot glue.
Continue hot gluing the rope in place along the edge every few inches. You have to move quickly or the hot glue will harden before you get a chance to tack the rope in place. Once you’ve finished one complete round, keep going and add another level.
I used all 100 feet to make my border really thick — but just use your best judgment on how much rope you need. I think this would look even better on a circular mirror, and I might even add some more nautical pieces once I decide where this little cutie will be hanging. I love these quick projects — a small amount of work and a big payoff!