50/50 Project: Patterned Tile Wall Mirror

Adding patterned wall art is simple and easy with this geometrically themed wall mirror.

50/50 Project: Patterned Tile Wall Mirror

Adding patterned wall art is simple and easy with this geometrically themed wall mirror.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
Plywood at ½" × 36" × 36"
Fabric of choice, cut to 35½" × 35½"
(4) 1" × 2" × 36" wood trim
Drill
½" all-purpose screws
Straight edge
Pencil
Marker
Cleat
Wood glue
Scissors
Tape measure
Mirror Mastic
30" mirror
Nail gun
1" finishing nails
Detail knife

    Steps
  1. Place the fabric on the plywood, ensuring ½" excess fabric extends past all sides. Fold the fabric in half with right sides facing, and spray the adhesive onto the plywood
  2. Fold the fabric back onto the plywood. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to adhere the other half of the fabric to the plywood, and run your hands over the fabric to remove any bubbles
  3. Place the trims around the perimeter of the plywood. Grab two of the pieces, add a dab of glue to the corner and adhere the two together. Nail once with a nail gun


  4. Repeat step 3 until the frame is complete
  5. Once the frame is finished, place it flush with the edges of the plywood and nail it into place from underneath the plywood every 3"
  6. Once finished, use a detail knife to cut out a piece of fabric in the middle about 14" × 14" to expose the plywood
  7. Place the cleat (screws down, open side up) onto the plywood, 1½" below the fabric. Secure it in place with ½" all-purpose screws. Glue the longer cleat to the mirror (screws up, open side down)
  8. Apply Mirror Mastic all over the exposed plywood, avoiding the cleat. Place the mirror onto the plywood so that the cleats meet and lock

  9. Hang the mirror in the desired place