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Can't find the perfect mirror? MAKE IT!
I could not find a mirror for my bathroom remodel. After a visit to "HoLoDepot" (Home Depot/Lowes - I always mix them up.) I saw inexpensive small tiles in a 8x8" square and (SHAZAM!) I realized I could make my mirror. This was my very first tile project and I'm thrilled with the results.

Pictures just do not do this justice. The tiles really glow! I am actively searching for yard sale and thrift store mirrors to make more of these. Great fun!

Thanks for checking it out.

Posted by Ravens Trove from Wenatchee, Washington, United States • Published See Ravens Trove's 30 projects »
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  • How to make a wall mirror. Simple Tiled Mirror - Step 1
    Step 1

    Any mirror will do. I needed a medicine cabinet and ended up buying it new on sale.

    Clean all the edges thoroughly with alcohol and let dry.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Simple Tiled Mirror - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut and lay out your tiles. I cut mine from the larger square into 9 piece squares. Layout is important so you can space the tiles and don't end up with 1/2" of mirror exposed where the tiles end.

    After laying them out, apply silicone to the backs of the tiles and glue to mirror. Use spacers to keep it all straight. Let dry overnight.

  • How to make a wall mirror. Simple Tiled Mirror - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove spacers and apply grout in all corners and crevices. I used a darker grout to make the golden colors and off-white tiles "pop".

  • How to make a wall mirror. Simple Tiled Mirror - Step 4
    Step 4

    Allow another 24 hours to dry and then apply the sealant with a small paint brush...real small. Apply two coats.

    Make sure everything it nice and dry and install.

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