23 August, 2016

DO IT YOURSELF // Over Sized Round Mirror Statement for Under $200



I want to share an area of my house that was causing some unease.  You know that spot in your house that isn’t really a spot.  Not quite a nook, not really space but a blank area that just needed....something.  

It’s the internal wall where our bi-fold doors stack when they are open, so I needed a versatile solution, nothing too heavy or permanent.

I popped into Gogo Furniture and spotted the Replica George Nelson bench and knew it was exactly what I had been looking for.  The colour, style, the size all fit and for a bargain price of $259 for the medium bench.

When we put it together, it looked great but obviously the area wasn’t finished.  I jumped onto pinterest to see how other people had styled their George Nelson bench. Of course, I was drawn to the bench/oversized round mirror combo by megtimjakebay (below) from instagram.  Pinterest link here 


The picture instantly reminded me of a heap of images of oversized, round mirrors that I had recently pinned on Pinterest which I wanted to incorporate into our renovation as some stage. Check out my Pinterest boards here .

1. The Design Chaser Blog - the home of Hanna Wessman
2. Decorfacil.com
3. Minosa Design
4. Image via Laurel & Wolf Blog

I literally went down to my local mirror/glass shop, Fremantle Glass that same day to get a quote for a round, 1 metre in diameter mirror.  Before I knew it (less than 3 hours!), they delivered it - all for the bargain price of $200.  

I asked their advice about the black tubing surround for the mirror edges.  They
 showed me some tubing that was exactly what I needed.  

It was 4mm window glazing rubber to fit my 4mm mirror.  So in less than four hours, I had the completed mirror ready to be hung.

Hanging it was a bit of a challenge which luckily wasn't my department.  We considered a couple of methods including:

  •      Glueing it directly on to the wall but we didn’t like the permanency of this   
  •      Spring loaded mirror clips – nope
  •      French Cleat method - nah
French Cleat Method

We ended up using liquid nails to stick a wooden piece to the back of the mirror.  

One piece at the top and a piece at the bottom for stability.  We then screwed a wire into the wood to form a loop which we hung on a screw in the wall.  
Simple !!

I think the finished look is exactly what I was looking for and it all came together really quickly - just as I like it.

If you have any questions on making your own oversized, round mirror - drop me a line.  


  1. I can't seem to find the 4mm window glazing rubber anywhere. Can you tell me where you got yours

  2. Please include in the post an image of the back of the mirror. It's hard to envision how you accomplished the hanging of the mirror.

  3. Yes please! I was thinking the same thing. Thank you for posting this!

  4. Some glue can burn the painting under the glass wich make it a mirror... You should have asked the shop to sell you a silicone glue compatible with mirror... You might see variations of color in your mirror in couple of months or years...