Creating a vanity mirror of your own can add an extra touch to home décor. Some days, you really need to look over your face and in order to do that you need a nice, large mirror. If setting aside some money for a ready-made one is not in your plans, why not build it creatively?
A vanity mirror is a type of full-length mirror many women have in their bathrooms. The name “vanity” is derived from the use of the mirror, which is primarily for grooming or putting on makeup. These mirrors are sometimes ornate and so beautiful that they are works of art in their own right. They have been, and remain, the standard for many decades now.
A vanity mirror is a piece of furniture that allows you to check yourself before you go out. It usually consists of a large mirror and sometimes some drawers or little shelves of storage. It can be very practical in dressing rooms, bathrooms, or even in bedrooms!
How to make my own vanity mirror with lights?
A vanity mirror is a very useful tool that not only allows you to do your makeup perfectly but also brightens up the appearance of your room. However, buying one can be expensive and if you have high demands may not be worth it. Making one of your own is not that difficult. The process is not that long. All you will need is sheet metal, a PVC ring, LED lights, wires, and a box or a cabinet.
You can make your own makeup mirror at home with a few simple items. Here are a few simple steps to follow to make your own vanity mirror. Items you will need
- Mirror, at least 6 ft.
- Light source (bulb and lampshade)
- A power source (an extension cord)
- Makeup (optional)
- Tape measure and pencil.
Making a vanity mirror with lights can be a fun project, but there are a few things to consider in order to have the best experience: The first thing to consider is the mirror itself. This is the most important aspect of the project since it will be your reflection that you will see in the mirror. The size of the mirror is the first thing to consider, as well as the thickness of the mirror. You want to make sure that you have a mirror that is large enough to see your face in while still being thin enough. Some mirrors will also have lights built-in, which is a nice way to add to the vanity mirror.
The easiest and fastest way to make your own lighting system is to buy a lighted mirror from the store and add lights to it. You can find many examples on Youtube. Otherwise, if you have the time, it would be better to build a stand for a regular mirror.
This way it will be easy to move, change the lights, or even make a size change anytime you want. Also, no worries about it cracking and breaking like the mirror from the store.
The easiest way to do this is to use some 2x4s and 2x6s to build a box for it to sit on. Also, using hinge hardware would allow for easy removal and storage. Then you can use a regular mirror that you can buy at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or any other hardware store and simply it into the box.
To give it the lighted mirror look, you can get some led lights, and wire them to a switch. It’s not too difficult to figure out, and you could even get creative with your wiring and add some dimmers to it. This way you can set the lighting to any brightness that you want.
How do you install LED lights on a mirror?
You can make your own vanity mirror with lights in just a matter of minutes. You need a mirror, lights, wood and a few other items. Start by figuring out just how big you want your vanity mirror to be. The mirror should be no more than 60 inches wide and 30 inches tall. Next, decide where you want the mirror to go. You want it to be easily accessible, so a place like a bedroom is best. Ensure that you have enough space behind the mirror to place the lights.
A vanity mirror is a very useful tool that not only allows you to do your makeup perfectly but also brightens up the appearance of your room. However, buying one can be expensive and if you have high demands may not be worth it. Making one of your own is not that difficult. The process is not that long. All you will need is sheet metal, PVC ring, LED lights, wires and a box or a cabinet.
For the project, you will need a wooden board, a set of glass mirrors, lights, and a power source. The first step is to drill two small holes in the wooden base to hang the lights. First, use a marker to draw a one-foot circle on the board. Drill holes in the four corners of the circle to hang the lights. Then, place the lights in the holes. Next, use the black paint to paint the board, the glass cover and the wooden base. Use a ruler to measure the wooden base and cut it accordingly. Paint the board and the glass cover. Once the paint is completely dry, you can hang it on the wall.