Time always seems short in the morning, even if I try to wake up early. No matter what, I always find myself in a rush! What helps to make things move along quicker is having everything organized and on hand..
We share one bathroom in my house, so I prefer to organize my beauty essentials in the bedroom. While I, Amaryllis, have always dreamed of having a vanity there, we’re a little short on space. Being the resourceful gal that I am, I was able to turn a corner of our dresser into my very own vanity with this DIY concrete vanity mirror..
Any package container (to use for concrete mold)
Scissors and cutter
A glue gun
First, you need to make a cube mold for the concrete base of your vanity mirror. We are going to make the mold out of a packaging container. I used a Tetra Pack for my package container, because they have a plastic layer inside that works well for the concrete. But you can use any package container you like, as long as it has a plastic layer inside.
Once you have your packaging container, clean it, dry it, and open it to have a flat sheet. Using a ruler, draw a square shape of 2 by 2 inches and add small flaps on each side. Cut the base shape out.
Draw a rectangle of 8 inches long by 2 inches high to make the sides of the cube mold and add one flap at the end. Cut the shape and fold it in four equal sections lengthwise.
With a glue gun, fix the base and the sides of the cube together. The flaps need to be glued on the outside, that way you will have a nice and smooth concrete cube.
Using the scissors, make two oblique notches in two opposite sides of the cube. The notches must be wide enough to slide the mirror in.
Slide the mirror into the cube and fix them together using masking tape. Be sure that the mirror is centered on the mold. Don’t hesitate to put some extra tape layers, you don’t want the mirror to move when pouring concrete.
Mix the concrete in a bowl following the package instructions. Hold the mirror and pour the concrete into the mold. Once the mold is full, don’t forget to check behind the mirror also, keep the mirror in a vertical position while the concrete drys. Place it against a wall, for example.
Once the concrete is dry, you can remove the mold. Sand the concrete a little to have a nicer finish and clean it with water to remove the dust. Clean the mirror and place your vanity mirror on your dresser or any other place you like.
Not only do I love the functionality of this DIY mirror, but I also love that it isn’t limited in the ways you can display it! Whether on your vanity or on the wall, it adds the perfect modern touch.