Weekend Project: Mirrored Canvas

WEEKEND

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

Caulking Gun

Mirror Adhesive

Gloves

Bucket

2ftx2ft Plywood Paneling 1/8 thick or more

1inx2in Boards

Sanded Grout (any color you like)

supplies-for-project

border1I 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.

screwsYou 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.

mirror

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.

assemblingmirrorStart 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.

jjjjjjNext, 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.

groutYou’ll want to now start mixing grout.  Follow the directions on the bag. 🙂

slather-it-onStart slathering the grout around the canvas with your sponge or you can use a grout spatula like we used. You want to cover everything.

smoothingI wore some gloves and smoothed everything down.

sponge-grout

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!! :))

finished-mirror

 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!

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53 Comments

  1. Karen Rees February 27, 2015

    Oh wow!!!! Kristin, this is absolutely beautiful… really well done on such an impressive project! LOVE it!!!!!! <3 Karen 🙂 x

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    • prettyloved February 27, 2015

      Thank you!! :)) Haha I really should have taken a much better picture of it but I’m glad you like it! :))

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      • Karen Rees February 27, 2015

        No the pics are amazing huni – it’s incredible. Seriously impressive!! 😮 Xo

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  2. lifeaslisaknowsit February 27, 2015

    wow! You are so talented! I love it – gorgeous! 🙂

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    • prettyloved February 27, 2015

      Aww thank you! I was wondering how everyone would perceive it haha. <3 🙂 Super glad you like it!

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  3. annotatedaudrey February 27, 2015

    Cool project!

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  4. plus+beauty27 February 27, 2015

    That looks really cool! I love it! <3

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  5. thebeautifiedblogger February 27, 2015

    That is gorgeous and I absolutely love Pinksofoxy’s home decor tips/diy videos!!!!!!!

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    • prettyloved February 27, 2015

      I do too!! She is amazingly talented 😀 Thank you so much <333

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  6. Von February 27, 2015

    You made it look so simple to do it. Nice project!

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    • prettyloved February 27, 2015

      Haha it’s pretty simple for sure just time consuming in some parts. Def worth it though. Thank you!

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  7. atkokosplace February 27, 2015

    Sooooo pretty! ✿

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  8. Anna February 28, 2015

    omg this is so gorgeous! I NEED to try this! Love it.
    Anna
    http://www.its-annas-life.blogspot.co.uk

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    • prettyloved February 28, 2015

      😀 Thank you!!! You definitely should. You can do really fun designs and colors.

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  9. leahem85 February 28, 2015

    Ooh I love that! Great job!! 🙂

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  10. avibrantday February 28, 2015

    Wow, this is really neat! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

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    • prettyloved February 28, 2015

      Something fun and creative for a day off. 🙂 Thank you for checking it out! X

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  11. Nice! Looks awesome!

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  12. roshnimistry February 28, 2015

    Beautiful! xxx

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  13. jumpyjess February 28, 2015

    Such a lovely idea! Stunning! 🙂

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    • prettyloved February 28, 2015

      I wish I could take credit for it but it turned out great. Thank you 🙂

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  14. UrbLife February 28, 2015

    OMG so cute!!! I wish I had the patience to do all that, you make it look so easy!

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    • prettyloved February 28, 2015

      Haha! The only really tedious part was the mirror gluing but other than that it was pretty simple. Thank you for checking it out 😀

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  15. Color U Bold (@Color_U_Bold) February 28, 2015

    This is absolutely amazing you did an amazing job!!!! I dont think I would have the patience or nerves to sit their and break glass and turn around and make them look so fancy haha! Pinksofancy is amazing at DIY I’m always looking to see what i could possible recreate even though I just wind up psyching myself out lol! Amazing job and great tutorial to go with it!

    Jasmine 🙂
    Color U Bold

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    • prettyloved February 28, 2015

      Hahah you’re such a dork! 🙂 It actually was kind of therapeutic placing the glass around like that it was just confusing at first trying to think where I’d put them lol. It’s a really fun project, though 🙂

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  16. Filipa de Curveira March 1, 2015

    Love the result <3 is such a simple and cute project! I just don't know if my bae would let me break mirrors, portuguese people are kind of superstitious and in our culture for every mirror you break you get 7 years of bad luck 🙂 ahah I chipped a hand mirror once and he freaked out so much imagine actually breaking one?! ahah

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    • prettyloved March 1, 2015

      Hahah that’s awesome. Dang. Maybe get someone else to break the mirror and the bad luck is on them 😀

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      • Filipa de Curveira March 2, 2015

        I don’t think I know anyone up for the job ahah 😀

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        • prettyloved March 2, 2015

          Hahah! 🙂 No crafty friends willing to give up a few hours? Or guy friends? 😀 Lol no worries.

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          • Filipa de Curveira March 3, 2015

            Crafty yes! non superstitious don’t think so… ahah


          • prettyloved March 3, 2015

            Lolll. Stay superstitious, my friends. It’s funny because Friday the 13th is my lucky day 😀


          • Filipa de Curveira March 3, 2015

            my birthday was last friday the 13th 😀


          • prettyloved March 3, 2015

            How cool! :)) Def lucky, then


  17. Mikéla March 3, 2015

    Love it! Turned out great!

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  18. Lynne March 22, 2015

    This is absolutely gorgeous and such a great idea:D

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  19. Crystal E. November 1, 2015

    Oh that is just too awesome1 i absolutely love it!!

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    • prettylovedx@yahoo.com November 3, 2015

      Ahh you’re too kind! 🙂 Thank you! It was really fun to make. I have it hung in my room 😀

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  20. Aitza Briauna November 2, 2015

    I definitely need to try this for my dorm room. I’ve done painted canvas but my walls are still a bit bare. Thanks for the idea.
    xx, Itzabri babycakesbriauna.blogspot.com

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    • prettylovedx@yahoo.com November 3, 2015

      You’re very welcome! 🙂 If you try it, let me know. It’s super fun to make and it looks professional. Beats spending 80 dollars for something similar and you can make any pattern you like <3

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  21. Debbie November 22, 2015

    what a fantastic idea My sister os so creative but Im going to give this a try

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    • prettylovedx@yahoo.com November 26, 2015

      Thank you! 🙂 You should get her to help you! You can be as creative as you like.

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