I am excited to share my DIY Octagon Mirror today!
Hey, it's Mindi again, from MyLove2Create. I have been contributing for Gail for quite a while now and I just wanted to thank you for your support! I really appreciate you letting me share with you and I love all your wonderful comments, you are the best!! So Thanks a bunch, it means a lot to me. 🙂
Octagon mirror 8 pieces of wood cut at 22.5°
Kreg Jig Pocket Holes Octagon Mirror
Mark and cut backer board for DIY octagon mirror
If at first you don't succeed (cutting a glass mirror)
- a simple glass cutter (I got mine at Home depot for a project I haven't done yet, ha ha, so I was glad I had it on hand, I think it was less than $5)
- some oil (I used vegetable oil, that is what is in the yellow bowl, it helps to get a good score)
- some type of ruler or straight edge to run your glass cutter against
- a piece of glass or a mirror
- safety goggles and gloves
- a few good how to cut glass youtube videos 🙂
Mindi: I ABSOLUTELY love this mirror. I may have missed this part, but what are the dimensions? I have an old 18"x 24" mirror that I would love to make over.
Thanks for sharing your boo boo's I know first hand how frustrating they can be.
I think the added trim, makes the mirror look so professional. Love, love, love it.
Aww, Dee you totally made my day! Thank you for your sweet comment on my mirror! I am loving it too! The dimensions of my mirror are just under 21 inches on all sides, it is between 20 3/4 inches and 21 inches, but that is with the wood. The actual mirror section is 15 1/2 on all sides (I would say square, but is is an octagon, ha ha).
Thanks for your response. I am thrilled to see that my mirror fits within your dimensions. Now I just have to get the nerve to cut a mirror.
I have followed My Re-purposed Life for a .long time and love all the stuff you and Gail make.
PS to Gail: I am almost finished with the Deacon's bench that you tutored me on. It is just too darn hot here to spray paint outside for the final coat. Thanks for all your help.
ohhh, I can't wait to see it Dee! I hear ya about the heat! stay cool!
Hi Gail: It has been super hot here in Texas 100 degrees and humid.
What is the maximum temperature you can use a spray painter outside? I really would like to get this bench finished, but am afraid the outside temperatures are way too high. It is about 80 in the mornings.
I have bought the fabric for the padded seat and itching to get this done. It looks good but needs another finish coat of paint.
Thanks again for your help.
I think the temperature would really depend on the paint manufacturers recommendations. After all your hard work, I'd hate for it to go bad because of the heat and humidity.
I hope you get this reply.... it wouldn't let me reply directly to you. You can email me if you have any further questions.
Love the finished look Mindi, pinned it.
Your mirror turned out great! I like that you added the little trim to hold it in place (cover up the oops) 🙂 It looks like it was the plan all along.
The shape and the chunkiness are fabulous. Super job!
that caulk gun? whoa! what a mess! I think you have more patience than I do. 🙂
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
Great mirror, Mindy. I like how you share your "oops" moments, we all have them! I haven't cut mirror, but I have cut plexiglass and it's kind of the same, scoring and breaking. And it doesn't always go as planned.
Kimm at Reinvented
I love this! Amazing shape. Love the rustic nature of the wood. Awesome! 🙂