Welcome to my very first post!! I decided to start my blog off by sharing a project I did last year!! I posted this very photo on my Facebook page and I have received a ton of compliments and questions ever since on how I completed it! The en
tire project ran me about $60!!!! Keep reading to see exactly how it all came together!!
Ahh…Dont you just looove a good DIY?! You know the one you’ve pinned to your pinterest board and FINALLY get the chance to do?! And lets not stop there…Dont you love it EVEN more when they come out BETTER than you expected, AND was an easier task than you anticipated? Whether you can completely relate to me so far, or whether youre just in for a good bargain DIY, you’re bound to enjoy this $60 Mirrored dresser I did myself!! My prayer is that you are inspired to go knock out a DIY you’ve been itching to try as well!
Here’s how it all began…
I developed a slight obsession with mirrored furniture around this time last year. Id just sold all of my old bedroom furniture and was ready to add some character to my new room! But after seeing how much mirrored furniture would cost, I decided to do it myself…
Id been eyeing diy mirrored furniture on pinterest for a while and was prepared to give it all a try. What inspired me most was the fact that I could buy a cheap used dresser and completely make it look brand new, and that’s what I did.
Here’s how it all began…pt 2 lol
Let’s begin with the dresser. I purchased this dresser from a local (and private) trading group I am apart of via Facebook. Although I cannot share the name of the group(I think), I CAN say that it is a trading group that is meant to be very small and intended for the buying and selling of gently used quality items within a specific area. I HIGHLY recommend you research in your city if there are any local trading groups in your area, and if there aren’t..create one!! Here is a better picture of the dresser.
Specs of the dresser:
This is a build a bear dresser…yeap..like build a bear workshop I never knew they had their own line of furniture for kids but they do! You can check it out here if you haven’t heard of it! Here is the exact one I got for just $40 bucks…the retail price is (dont scream) OVER $800! And that’s not including the mirror guys!! I mean seriously no judgement passed but $800 for a freaking children’s dresser?!?! As a Nanny, a children’s dresser means its getting opened and closed a ton of times, slammed really hard, scratched and even possibly drawn over with crayon….But I guess after reading this DIY it may not be such a bad investment considering you can turn it into something more mature in the future like I did :).
Getting my mirror glass cut
The next step for me was getting my mirrored pieces cut…Originally, my plan was to simply remove the mirror that came with this dresser and cut it to the size of the front of each drawer. Then I realized that wasn’t the job for me. So I called around to see how much it would cost to get someone else to cut the mirror for me, and let’s just say, it almost made more sense for me to just flat out buy a brand new mirrored dresser. one of my first places I contacted were home depo and lowes. I mean it makes perfect sense…Only thing is that they will only cut glass you buy in their store. Not any that you bring in, and since they only sold regular glass and not mirror glass…I needed to come up with a plan….they it suddenly dawned on me….I could just spray paint the glass a shiny metallic silver and that would be great!!….but then I discovered something better!! Looking glass spray paint!!!!! Spray paint that ACTUALLY turns glass into a mirror!! I grabbed mine from hobby lobby and it wasn’t in the spray paint section but the glass section..once I purchased the paint, i headed straight to lowes, brought two of the interchangeable panels from my dresser so they would cut them exactly to size and my project was almost complete!
Here is the looking glass paint. You can purchase from Hobby lobby, micheals, or online.
I got 7 pieces cut (much like this image below) and everything cameo out to $12-15 bucks!!
I spray painted on side with two coats..be very careful with this glass..its thin and can break. (i broke my extra one so fortunately I still had enough)
after letting the glass dry for a couple of hours..my project was nearly done!! all i needed to do next was remove the interchangeable boards from each slot and slide in my mirrored slots!! And voila!! Project completed!! I could have gone and gotten holes drilled in so that I could install handles, knobs but the outer boarders of each drawer was thick enough for me to be able to pull so i didn’t need to which saved me money on knobs!
For the mirror i purchased on clearance at the former Garden ridge that is now At home. The total cost was $25, and Im so in love with the detail in the frame and its size!
Im so happy with the outcome and glad I was finally able to share!! stay tuned for future DIY’s and don’t forget to share!!
Love you all!!