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LOOK what I do with this $5 DOOR MIRROR | $10 DIY

LOOK what I do with this $5 DOOR MIRROR | $10 DIY
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am i bringing to you today today I'm gonna be showing you

what

I do with these vertical

mirror

s that you can get at Walmart they're about five dollars actually I think they're five eighty eight to be exact they're a

mirror

that you can hang over your

door

that's not

what

I'm doing with it I'm gonna turn

this

into a decor piece that you are absolutely gonna love for under ten dollars and I do want to say that

this

is definitely one of those decor pieces that can be made to suit any decor style I'm doing it in the decor style that's gonna suit my decor here in my home but you can very easily make

this

to suit your decor so let's not waste any more time let's jump into it and let me show you

what

I have in mind for these vertical

mirror

s that you can get from Walmart alrighty let's get

this

DIY started with a little crackle medium I picked up

this

folk-art crackle...
look what i do with this 5 door mirror 10 diy
medium from Michael's for about $7.99 with a 40% off coupon you can get it for about 450

this

has lasted me a while I've used it in several DIYs a little goes a long way

this

step is definitely optional if you don't like that weathered crackle

look

you can skip

this

step and just paint the outside of

this

frame to suit your decor I like the

look

of the weathered crackled paint so I'm gonna start off by giving the outside of

this

mirror

the frame a good coat of

this

crackle medium now you're gonna want to let

this

get good and dry so the medium cures once the medium is good and dry I'm gonna take Waverly stock paint in the color of eyes and I'm gonna put a nice light coat over the medium as you're doing

this

you're gonna see the crackle of that taking place pretty quickly and your paint is gonna dry quicker than normal you're not gonna want to do too many coats over it because it will affect the outcome in the

look

of the crackle if you want a more harsh crackle

look

you're gonna just do a real light coat if you want a lighter crackle

look

you're gonna do a bit of a thicker coat and you're gonna go over it a couple times more and as always I'm gonna set

this

outside for just a couple of minutes just to let

this

top coat dry a couple months ago

this

would contact paper made my favorite find I found

this

at Walmart for 588 I picked up a couple rolls because I just loved it I knew that I could incorporate

this

into some of...
look what i do with this 5 door mirror 10 diy
the farmhouse DIYs because of the

look

of the wood how distressed it is I just love it and so with that in mind I knew that I was gonna want to use

this

contact paper in today's DIY I started off by cutting a 12 inch piece in length of

this

contact paper

what

's great about contact paper is on the back side it's got a grid it's got lines so you can easily just count the lines and measure out how many inches you need so you're not wasting a lot of the paper once I did that I took my sheet and I divided it up into three sections at six and a half inches long and you should be able to get six perfect pieces at six and a half inches long the width of

this

contact paper then going with the grain of the wood on the paper I'm gonna cut 85 eight strips five eights is two lines shy of 3/4 inches on your ruler to cut 86 and a half by 5/8 strips it took me a total of 24 inches in length of

this

contact paper for

this

next part of the DIY I'll be using a dry erase pen and a ruler there's a bit more measuring to do I know it seems like there's a lot of measuring and cutting but I tell you the end result is so worth it because

this

is such a budget-friendly DIY and the outcome is amazing I'm going to start off by taking my ruler and from the edge of the outside of the

mirror

which is the frame I'm gonna measure in 3 inches and place a mark at that 3 inch mark every mark after I'm gonna measure out at 2 and 3/4 inches for the full length of...
look what i do with this 5 door mirror 10 diy

this

mirror

so the first mark is at 3 inches and every mark after you're gonna mark at the 2 and 3/4 inch mark then from each mark that I did I'm gonna measure down two and a half inches and place another mark

this

really is the extent of the measuring it isn't hard

this

is easy to do it took me just a couple of minutes to measure

this

out and trust me measuring it out is going to make the outcome of

this

DIY perfect and really easy to do so again like I said from every mark that I just measured I'm going to measure down two and a half inches after I've placed on my measurement marks on the top part of the

mirror

I'm going to repeat the process on the bottom part of

this

mirror

doing the exact measurements now the fun part begins I'm gonna start placing my strips down and again these strips were six and a half inches long by five eighths of an inch wide and I'm gonna start off by placing a strip going from each of the inner dots from top to bottom now that was why we measured it because it really does kind of make it foolproof all of the center strips are going to be lined up you don't have to worry about if they're even if one is higher than the other by placing the dots that I placed it makes it so easy to set down these strips and it's almost foolproof your strips are gonna come out perfectly straight and evenly apart so

this

is

what

you should be left with are these strips that are going down the center of the

mirror

for the...
full length of the

mirror

now I'm going to take and just place these strips at the bottom of these Center strips here and I found that if I take these strips and on the corner here

this

top corner if I place it in the center of these strips here it's gonna line up perfectly everything's gonna be even the idea is to place your strips in a way that they end up at an angle like

this

so there is a point here in the middle that is right in the center of the two longer strips here I'm gonna continue to place the strip's just like I just did down the full length of the bottom and the top of

this

mirror

and I'm telling you once you place your first two strips it all just kind of comes into place and it's really easy to set these strips down we're using contact paper so it's repositionable you can easily just peel it up and reposition it if you need to it's easy to do and I tell you

this

project moves along pretty quickly once you've gotten the rhythm of placing your strips down now on each end of the

mirror

we have

this

3-inch space that we started off with where there isn't a strip so I'm gonna take a strip and I'm gonna place it right along the edge of the

mirror

but I'm not gonna do it where the full 5/8 the strip is on the

mirror

I'm gonna do it so I can crease the contact paper and cut off the excess because it's gonna be too thick and it's not going to be proportioned with the other strips and so you can...
see that I'm just kind of creasing it along the edge of the

mirror

so I can take my razor and cut it off and

this

is just gonna give it a more finished

look

and make it

look

like the pattern is continuing on now I'm also going to take my razor and right along the bottom edge of the frame of

this

mirror

I'm gonna cut off the excess contact paper that's hanging over the edge I decided to make all the strips one size six-and-a-half inches just to cut back on confusion I feel like it just gets confusing when there's too many sizes about and you just don't know which ones you're grabbing or you grab the wrong size and so I figured it was just easier to cut one length of strips place them and cut off the excess yeah there is a bit of waste but in

this

project I really didn't mind because we only really use 24 inches in length of the contact paper anyway and

this

is just gonna make it a lot easier I was realizing pretty quickly on when I was placing down the contact paper strips that I didn't much care for the color of the outside of the frame it wasn't blending and going together with the color of the contact paper the way I had hoped and so I knew straight away that I was gonna have to fix

this

that I was gonna have to darken it up a bit

this

really is gonna be an easy fix using Apple barrels burnt umber brown and

this

black I figured that if I mix the two together it was gonna darken up

this

Brown to the brown that I needed it to be to...
bring out that darker Brown that's in the contact paper and I realized that that was the brown that I needed the outside of

this

frame to be to seal the paint I'm gonna use

this

matte Mod Podge because I want to have the capability of cleaning and dusting

this

mirror

and not worrying about the paint chipping off I figured that by putting a couple good coats of the Mod Podge on it it's gonna seal the paint onto the frame of

this

mirror

nicely and then I can easily dust and clean

this

mirror

and I'm not gonna damage it I do want to let you know that it is okay to spray a vinegar Windex on the

mirror

where the contact paper is it's not gonna ruin the print of the contact paper but if you do happen to use a cleaner that has a bleach in it it will take the print of the contact paper off so when cleaning the

mirror

you just kind of want to stick to either soap or water or a vinegar based cleaner now to hang

this

mirror

up because I'm hanging it up in the horizontal position instead of the vertical position I'll be using these velcro strips by command these hold up to 16 pounds of weight each

this

mirror

is nowhere near 16 pounds I'd say it's maybe 5 or 6 pounds at most and so just to be safe I'm gonna place three strips on the back of

this

and just put it up on the wall its damage free it's easy to move and it's gonna work perfectly so

this

was awhile ago something that was posted on Facebook by a subscriber who challenged me to do...

this

this

mirror

was regularly 249 and

this

subscriber and I wish I knew her name asked me if I could recreate

this

and challenged me to do

this

it took me a while to get to it because I just wasn't sure how I wanted to execute

this

but once I figured it out and once I knew that I could use contact paper to do

this

I knew that I could do

this

for under ten dollars and achieve a

look

that is very similar and I loved it I love the rustic feel of

this

mirror

and like I said in the beginning

this

is definitely one of those DIYs that you can do to suit your decor any decor very easily just by changing the color of the frame of the

mirror

and the contact paper you can very easily use the marbled contact paper from the Dollar Tree that you get for a dollar and you could do

this

in the glam decor style you can do

this

in a modern chic decor style in a sleep decor style I hope you all enjoyed today's video please make sure to give

this

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this

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