Finding a cool old mirror with scrolling sides from a vintage store seems like a coveted prize these days. Instead of spending hours looking for just the right one (or one you can afford), try making your own instead. It's easier than you think and you can make it any size you want! Yesterday I was reading reviews in hopes of purchasing a new weed eater (which, take it from me, folks are highly opinionated about). One review lead me to Home Depot Canada's website where I then stumbled upon this fun tutorial for making your own mirror. The idea hit home with me as I've picked up 3 (if not 4… I lost count) different mirrors for our new bathroom and none of them seem to be the right size. They're all just a little small, no matter how big they look in the store.
By using pre-made scroll work pieces from the hardware store, a little paint and a piece of mirror, you can easily make your own. You could even use an old mirror from the thrift store, strip it of it's frame and then go to work by adding scroll pieces for an over-size custom look without the high overhead price.