This week’s weekend project is inspired by Pinksofoxy (now Christine Kobzeff), a vlogger from Youtube. 🙂 She made a really cool mirrored canvas and I wanted to try to make one as well. Definitely check out her videos. She has some really great ideas for projects and organization.
Here is what you’ll need for this project:
A mirror to break up
(As Christine said, I got the long mirror in the back in Lowes for 5 dollars.) The really cute mirrors were on clearance from $25 to $9! Those are actually for another project, but I thought I’d throw those in there. Gotta love a great deal.
Standard Grout Sponge
Ground Steel Ceramic Floor Trowel
2ftx2ft Plywood Paneling 1/8 thick or more
Sanded Grout (any color you like)
I had my husband help me with this. We framed the back of the plywood paneling so that it would be sturdy and not flop around. This is where your screws and 1inx2in boards will come into play.
You can see here where we put the screws. We couldn’t find any the size we wanted. Since they ended up being long, we had the wood sit on its longer side.
After framing, you’ll want to break apart your mirror. We did this on a trash bag in the kitchen but I would recommend doing this outside. We live in an apartment so we could only do what we could.
Start assembling your mirror pieces how you want them. I loved the look of Christine’s starburst design so I wanted to go with a similar theme. Pretty much, you want to get an idea of where you’re going to glue them down without actually doing so.
Next, take your adhesive and start pressing your pieces into place. I let mine dry for 30 mins. to an hour just to be on the cautious side.
You’ll want to now start mixing grout. Follow the directions on the bag. 🙂
Start slathering the grout around the canvas with your sponge or you can use a grout spatula like we used. You want to cover everything.
I wore some gloves and smoothed everything down.
Once you’ve got everything looking totally messy and covered, take your sponge, dip it in a bowl of water, wring it out, and begin to (layer by layer) work the grout off the mirrored pieces. Do this in a smooth motion so everything looks even.
Let this dry for a day or so, wipe off the mirror pieces so there’s no cloudiness on them, and you’re done!! :))
The finished project.
I hope you’ll try this out. It does take a bit of work but it’s really fun. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!