" Who knew mirrors could look so good!"
When I first started the process of building my home, I knew I wanted a statement piece in my dining room. I had seen projects where people were doing this mirrored paneling, so when I saw that my builder had did a similar mirrored wall in his home, I knew I had to have the same thing.
So many people have been asking for a DIY tutorial on this wall, and even though my builder installed this wall for me, I figured I could at least take you through the process of how it was installed and give my input as to how you too can tackle your own DIY Mirror Wall! Shoutout to McGregor Homes for the beautiful wall!
This wall hands down is my favorite spot in the house, and seems to be a fan favorite! so let's dive into it!
- 1x2x8 Select Pine Boards
- Mirrored Glass
- 2" Brad Nails
- Caulk & Puff & Paint
- Wood Filler
- Mirror Adhesive
- Miter Saw
- Brad Nailers
- Glass Cutters
- Measuring Tape
- Paint Sprayer
Here is a video tutorial of a similar mirror wall I created.
Step 1: Mapping Out the Squares
The first thing you're going to want to do is map out the trim for your mirrored wall. You want to make sure that your mirrored squares are the same size for symmetry, so it's best to lay out exactly where the trim will go.
With a project like this, sizing is everything and this was the perfect trim sizing. My wall was mapped out to have 1.5" trim on the outer corners and 1" trim in the middle.
Step 2: Installing the Trim
Once the trim is mapped out, it's time to install the trim. Normally, when I'm installing wall paneling I use liquid nails and a brad nailer to attach my trim to the wall.
Once you've mapped out the trim, the hard part is over. This is probably the most important step to make sure your DIY mirrored wall comes out flawless.
Step 3: Painting the Trim
Now with the trim installed, it's time to paint the trim. With this trim paint, it's good to use a true black so that the mirrors stand out once placed in its slots.
It's also probably better to use a spray gun here to ensure you get all of the nooks and crannies around the trim. You want the wall to look like one cohesive wall, so make sure you have good coverage.
Make sure you put enough plastic down for overspray! You don't want to get those clean walls dirty.
Step 4: Adding in the Mirrors
Now on to the fun part; the mirrors. The first time I actually worked with mirrors was before I started my DIY journey. I turned an old vanity into a DIY mirrored makeup vanity. It was then I realized how mirror can transform anything.
I was able to find a local store to get my glass cut down to size and then use a strong adhesive to adhere it. I used this same product when I tackled my own mirror wall.
The glass cutter started adding mirrors in to complete the DIY wall and I was so excited with how it was coming out! Now for the lights and outlets, the mirror had to be cut so that the lights and outlets could come through, but that's something the glass company can do once you find a good one!
If you notice in the picture above, the outlets are white, but they got switched out with these glass mirrored outlet covers and man does it make it look so good.
For a more detailed tutorial on mirror cutting, see me tackle a mirror wall myself in my master bedroom mirror wall tutorial here.
I was already ready to take pictures in front of this wall and this wall is a complete show stopper. My builder did a phenomenal job and I'm so happy with how it turned out!
Before I even started putting furniture in my home, it was a show stopper, so I knew it would be that much better once I got it all styled!
The best part is that I have two big French doors right in the front of the wall that bring in so much light and just allows this wall to pop in the day time!
Welp that wraps up the process for my beautiful mirrored wall, I hope my process and tips help you tackle your own and as always, thanks for reading guys, XOXO Ashley.