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DIY Window Style MirrorJanuary 8, 2021
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Adding a mirror to your home is a great way to make any space feel bigger, but Window Style Mirrors are especially effective at creating the illusion of space as they mimic a real window. This tutorial will show you how to make a Window Style Mirror at home, saving you money and allowing you to choose the exact style you want! This project is made easy with Gorilla Grab Adhesive Crystal Clear and you don’t have to worry about any adhesive showing as it dries completely clear.
You will need:
- A mirror (you can buy a plain mirror to start from scratch or upgrade an old one)
- Gorilla Grab Adhesive Crystal Clear
- Stripwood (the size and amount you’ll need will depend on mirror size and design)
- A sheet of MDF cut to the size of your mirror (optional)
Firstly you’ll need to measure out and cut your stripwood to form your chosen design. We chose to form 9 sections which required 4 outside pieces, 2 vertical inside pieces and 6 smaller horizontal inside pieces. Once cut to size, you can paint the wood strips and leave to dry.
If you plan on wall mounting your mirror then we recommend adding a sheet of MDF to the back, which will allow you to add fixings. Firstly you’ll need to cut down the MDF to the same size as your mirror. Apply the Gorilla Grab Adhesive Crystal Clear to the back of the mirror in a zig zag pattern (see the image below for an idea of how much you’ll need). Then place the MDF on top and press down for around 60 seconds to ensure a strong bond. Allow 24 hours for adhesive to fully cure.
Finally you need to stick the wood strips to the front of the mirror. Apply some dots of Gorilla Grab Adhesive Crystal Clear along the stripwood (around 2 inches apart) and then place it on the mirror surface in the desired position. Press the wood into the mirror’s surface for around 60 seconds, clean up any excess or spill outs with a clean dry cloth straight away. Repeat for all pieces of stripwood. Once all pieces are in place, leave undisturbed for 24 hours to allow the adhesive to fully cure.
Job done! All you need to do now is decide where to place your new Faux Crittall Mirror.