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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ikea Mirror Knockoff

A while back I spied this mirror at Ikea.  



But of course at the time I was picking up a few other things and it just wasn't in my budget to buy her.  Ugh.  And unfortunately, because Ikea likes to keep there distance from so many of us (the nearest one to me is about 40 minutes away, and I rarely get the chance to just "stop by").  And that they don't sell her online.  Pshh!  

So I thought I would get to makn' the closest thing I could find at my local craft store and copy it!

The mirror from Ikea measures about 21 inches (give or take). 
Mine?  Maybe like half of theres. 


 I picked up a small mirror from Joann's and a about 4 of these little bags of squared mirrors.



Using some handy dandy tacky glue, I glued all my little mirrors on, starting from the outside.
I then let her sit for the day, so the glue could dry really well.    



And here she is.  For around $10.  I had myself a great little mirror for my bedroom wall.  


Granted, I know my quality mirror sucks.  But when your lookn' for a quick fix.  I don't even mind.  She looks super on my wall.  




Oh, yeah...and Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


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36 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I love this knock-off. Looks easy and fantastic. I will feature this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  2. I am going to use your tutorial! I have an oval mirror that was in the half bath downstairs and this will be perfect! THanks!!

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  3. <3 awesome!!!!!!!

    greetz from Germany

    http://theisiwayoflife.blogspot.com

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  4. very cool...I love the name of your blog...xo
    happy weekend!
    Lucy

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  5. Good for you! I think it looks great!

    Nancy

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  6. Great idea love the way it came out!

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  7. I think the mirror looks great!

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  8. I'm so impressed with this & I'd love to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  9. Your creation it gorgeous and does the orginal version proud! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend :)

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  10. Hey - don't knock it girl! Be proud you created the look for less and added a little sparkle to your wall... so easily, maybe go for another =)

    Well done!
    xo Lynda

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  11. What a great idea- I love it!

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  12. I think it is such a talent that you can knock something off - that is awesome.

    Mary
    http://makingfamilylifefun.blogspot.com

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  13. Love that mirror!! It's such a sweet addition to the frames! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower :)

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  14. This turned out great and looks even better on the wall. I think the larger mirror from Ikea would have been too big so this works much better for you.

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  15. I don't think it sucks at all! Looks fabulous!
    ~Pam pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  16. this is so gorgeous!!! awesome job. i love it :)

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  17. Great job, I love it! It looks a lot like the Ikea mirror. I understand your pain :), the closest Ikea for me is 6 hours.

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  18. Wow, great job!! I really love it, plus so easy!

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  19. Cool! Hey Ikeas a 4 hour drive from here :P Mostly I blow my budget.. lol Thanks for sharing ~ come by and say hi sometime!

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  20. Love it! It looks great! What a great addition to any home! Thanx for sharing!! =}

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  21. What a wonderful idea! Your mirror looks great. (I want to try it now!)

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  22. Great job! You made it looks so easy!

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  23. Love!

    Would love for you to link up at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-6th-edition.html

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  24. This really came out great! I know you wished it was the larger size but really, it probably fits better with your decor! I love how you have it in with your photos!

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  25. Who doesn't need more mirrors?!? This is a great idea.

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  26. This is adorable!! I love the way it came out! I am visiting from The Girl Creative and I am your newest follower!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  27. I love it! I've been wanting to do that around a long mirror FOR.EV.ER. Thanks for the inspiration and the tip! Will add that to my Joann's list ;)

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  28. I'm visiting from TT&J.

    I love it! And it looks fantastic! I think we all judge our own projects more harshly than we would those of others, at least I know I do, but seriously this is an AMAZING knockoff! It's perfect!

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  29. I've put together a round up of great wall art ieas on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-awesome-wall-art-ideas/

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)
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  30. Well done for being so creative. Not only did you grab yourself a bargain, but every time you see the mirror, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you made it!

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  31. you did a fantastic job on this!! I can't wait to see more!!
    -your newest follower!! :)

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  32. I LOVE this mirror! You did an awesome job.. LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us :)

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