We decided it was a good time to do an Ikea Mongstad Mirror makeover. At first, I just wanted to paint the floor mirror but then I decided I wanted it to flow with the rest of our new furniture so I thought we should add a little molding.
We packed up our car and headed to work on our project at my parents’ house. Fair warning… this was not a cheap project. Also my dad and husband were an awesome help by cutting,sizing, and attaching all the wood!
Cost: around $125
Total Time: 2 weeks (we got a little side-tracked)
Outer Most Layer Crown Molding (2 pieces 78″ and 2 pieces 37″..Dont follow this. Buy a foot more each to give yourself some room) – Home Depot Pine 91/6 x3-3/4 Pine. I could not find this particular piece on the Home Depot website but here is something similar.
Second and Third Layer of Molding (6 eight feet pieces) – Home Depot Door Trim $8.11each x 6 = $48.66
Extras – Power Miter Saw (this is a must), Table Saw, Cordless Drill (1/16 inch bit), Hammer, Awl, C-Clamps to hold molding in place while Liquid Nails set, Paper Towels for glaze, Saw horses, Clipping from News papers (put the tape on first, then ad the paper, and tape on the tape)
Day 1 (2 hours)
Step 1 : I started with blue taping the inside of the mirror and sanding the frame.
Step 2: Because my molding edge did not lay flat, use the table saw to rip 3/8″ of the edge straight down the crown molding. We had to do this because it is crown molding, and we wanted it to be a 90degree edge.
Step 3 : Measure and cut each pieces of molding at 45 degree angle.
Step 4 : Use Liquid Nails and Tacts to hold molding in place.