When it comes to Do-It-Yourself projects, I have no problem attempting a hack or two in my own home, but for clients, my policy is to leave the craftsmanship to professionals. But when working on a powder room recently, my client and I were totally stumped to find a mirror to fit between two tight sconces. My solution? Craft our own mirror. I found an white picture frame that was just the right size, had my Dad apply upholstery nails, got a piece of plate mirror cut…. and tada!… custom nailhead mirror.
Sorry for the totally crappy photos- iPhone plus dark day made it hard to capture it’s true beauty. Same goes with my reflection, wink wink.
The hardest part was the even placement of the nailheads. I’m anal and worked it all out in my CAD system. If you aren’t quite as technical, you could probably eyeball it, but it’s not a bad idea to trace the frame and lay it out first. I had my father pre-drill the holes in our shop to be most precise, but the upholstery nails could also be hammered in. Just be careful with the delicate frame.
PS- the gray grasscloth we put into the powder room is divine!