It looks like hard, meticulous work but the result is stunning!
It looks like hard, meticulous work but the result is stunning!

Mirrors don’t have to be boring. These words are from my 13-year old daughter when I pointed to a plain-framed mirror in one of the stores. We were re-decorating her room over the summer and she knew what she wanted.

She put up new wallpapers, changed her bed’s position, and repainted her closet. Since she has plain wallpapers now, she wanted a colorful wall mirror because her old one is blending in with the wallpaper.

Say goodbye to old, boring mirrors!
Say goodbye to old, boring mirrors!

Good thing there are too many DIY mirror projects on the internet. This specific rainbow-colored pencil Mirror caught her attention and we did it right away after buying the materials. The finished product stands out, just exactly how she wanted it.

Materials:

  • 28″ mirror
  • Around 450 round colored pencils
  • 3/16″ thick plywood
  • 1 x 6 x 19 ” piece of pine (cut for a french cleat)
  • Gorilla glue construction adhesive
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler
  • Wood stain
  • Clear gloss enamel spray
  • 10 pcs 1″ wood screws
  • 2 pcs 3″ wood screws
  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Sticky notes/tape
  • Plastic cups
  • Scrap wood

Tools:

  • Jigsaw
  • Table saw
  • Band saw
  • Side grinder
  • Orbital Sander
  • Clamps
  • Square
  • Tape measure
  • Small hand planer
  • Putty knife
  • Caulk gun
  • Pencil planing jig
  • Hand drill
  • Counter sinking drill bit
  • Safety glasses
  • Shop vacuum
  • Air compressor
  • Spreading spatula for construction adhesive
  • Something heavy to hold plywood together
  • Sand paper (80, 120, 220, 320 grit)
  • Flap Disk for side grinder

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Thanks to khoiland for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…