I had searched everywhere for the perfect mirror for our boys’ nautical style guest-friendly bathroom makeover. I wanted something nautical without being over the top. I always wanted something that didn’t cost a fortune.
Then one day I was driving past a junk store on the side of the road and I spied a rectangular mirror propped up on the outside of the building. I didn’t want a rectangular mirror but I decided to stop anyway. It was $5 so needless to say, it was a done deal. I spent more having it cut ($15) into a circle. The rest of the supplies I pretty much already had on hand.
I used the 1/8″ plywood that I had on hand from my niece’s entertainment center turned play kitchen. I used a jigsaw to cut a circle just slightly larger than the mirror itself. I attached the mirror to the plywood using construction adhesive. I also added two strips of scrap wood to the back to allow it stand away from the wall a bit. I added two d-hooks to those for hanging.
I like to save money every chance I get but I don’t like to sacrifice style to do it. What about you? What your favorite way to save money without making too much of a sacrifice with your design?