Mirrors make great decorating focal points, but anything beyond basic tends to come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, there are plenty of clever and affordable ways to turn a plain craft store mirror into something much more interesting.
These eight projects show that ordinary, inexpensive materials — shims, plastic spoons, paint, etc. — can make a mirror that looks just as good as one that costs hundreds of dollars. The links below include tutorials so that you can try your hand at making a custom mirror.
1. Starburst mirror made of shims by K Sarah Designs
2. Mirror bowls by Leah Moss for Apartment Therapy
3. Restoration Hardware-inspired rope mirror by Leah Moss for Apartment Therapy
4. Colorful plastic spoon mirror
5. Rope-wrapped mirror from the Nate Berkus Show
6. Etched mirror by A Room Somewhere
7. A painted mirror from Martha Stewart
8. Wooden starburst frame from Sunset
MORE MIRRORS ON APARTMENT THERAPY
• How To: Make Your Own Starburst Mirror
• DIY a Scroll Work Mirror for Less
• A DIY Honeycomb Pallet Mirror
Images: As linked, 4. Jean-Baptiste Pellerin for Marie Claire Maison