How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror

How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net

There is nothing like cleaning out stuff you don’t need.

Because it makes room for stuff you do!

And thanks to my most recent purging efforts, I finally had the space to outfit this reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom!

Empty corner of the bedroom, ready for a mirror!
Remember my empty corners post? I’ve always felt this bedroom corner needed a tall mirror on an angle, which proved to be a challenge.

So I thought of buying a fancy pants mirror at a store. But once I looked online for ideas, the concept looked relatively easy to make with some barn wood I had left over from the big haul.

I hoped anyway.

Plain tall skinny mirror before the reclaimed wood frame

After going through the mirrors I had hanging around, I decided on this el cheapo tall variety I’ve had for YEARS.

It wasn’t as big as I would have liked, but perhaps if I beefed up the frame enough, it could be?

Faux barn door reclaimed wood headboard for the master bedroom with a ladder night stand | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Certainly I could figure out something unique that would chime in well with the barn door headboard

I was certainly gonna try!

I ended up LOVING the final result! The mirror looks amazing with the headboard without being too matchy-matchy, and it’s the perfect scale!

And I saved a bunch of money too, because this obviously ended up free.

#WIN

Here’s how I did it!
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What I used – this post contains some Amazon affiliate and website links so you can find the gear.

a tall cheap mirror

reclaimed wood with some long pieces the length of the mirror

Antiques stencil (found HERE)

Top coat to protect chippy wood – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Tough Coat HERE

Paint of choice for stenciling – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black HERE


Outfitting a plain mirror with reclaimed wood for a new frame
1. To beef up a frame of an existing mirror, choose one with a very flat frame, or remove a mirror out of its existing frame. I left mine intact for added durability.

2. Arrange random boards around the perimeter of your chosen mirror. The two side boards will need to be longer than the mirror.

3. Cut to fit as desired, then screw the boards together at all four corners of the frame. The screws will show.

How to arrange the boards:

Position the top and bottom boards to touch the top and bottom of the mirror, but not overlap.

Position the side boards on top of the top and bottom boards, so they cover the sides of the mirror’s original frame.

The yard stick shown was to hide the mirror frame, which I decided not to use after all.

How to support the back of the mirror inside a new reclaimed wood frame.
4. To hold the mirror in place, cross support boards along the back of the mirror, then attach to the frame with screws.

It worked great!

How to create an Antiques sign onto reclaimed wood using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
How to create an Antiques sign onto reclaimed wood using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net5. For some added design, Antiques was stenciled onto one of the boards.

Antiques stencil is HERE

Paint is Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black HERE

How to protect a stenciled Antiques sign made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and chippy barn wood using Fusion Mineral Paint's Tough Coat | funkyjunkinteriors.net
6. Because the chippy barn wood kept flaking, I protected it and the Antiques sign with a non-smelly water-based topcoat that also livened up the wood tone.

I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Tough Coat HERE (ADORE THIS STUFF- dries nearly instantly and no smell)

Adding junky hooks and hinges to a reclaimed wood mirror frame

Adding junky hooks and hinges to a reclaimed wood mirror frame
7. Random hooks were installed to offer the mirror frame a hall tree sort of task. Random rusty hinges were added to junk things up a little.

I figured hooks would be cool for hanging clothes or other home decor. The frame certainly had the space for a little more fun!

I also painted one board in black, because… like black I guess!

Reclaimed wood mirror frame with rusty hooks and Antique sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils' Antiques | funkyjunkinteriors.net
It truly has a scrap wood look! With style.

This would also make a pretty sweet bulletin board or chalk board. Or hung horizontally for a coat hook area.

So… let’s get that mirror into place and decorate this thing up!

How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
I first styled the mirror sitting on the floor.

Loved it! However, just as I thought, the mirror was a little small in scale for the area. So…

How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
… nothing a little white chippy bench couldn’t handle!

This proved to be all the mirror needed, height and scale wise. And added more space for shoes or emptying pockets as well.

How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net

Oh goodness… it’s so perfect!

The mirror worked out great with the barn door headboard, and I finally got the tall mirror I’ve needed in the bedroom for YEARS!

Now to lose a little weight… #oops.

Mirror works a bit too well…

You can find more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE

Disclosure: Antiques is part of my own line of Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils. I also team up with Fusion Mineral Paint to create projects with their products without monetary compensation. This post also contains some Amazon affiliate links. I only endorse products I love to use.

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  1. Love this “take” on a hall tree. And, you are so right, it is a perfect fit with the new headboard.

    You are amazing. And I love how you so creatively use your stash or collection of rustic items to embellish the items you make.

  2. Before I spend time reading all the details of your mirror revamp, I just gotta tell you that I can’t wait to do the same with a mirror I’ve never really liked. And I will get to use my cordless screwdriver my husband gave me for Christmas. I charged it up and I squealed with delight when it worked. OMG – I am excited. By the way, your ceiling on your porch shows up well in the mirror. I kinda like it. Thanks for the ideas! Take care.

    • YESSSSS! Make that thing start working Joanne! And I want to hear a progress report!

      As for the ceiling, it’s pretty awesome! It’s made from white transparent like corrugated plastic so the sunlight penetrates it somewhat. Never feels dark, it’s wonderful!

  3. Very creative! I like how you left the pointy piece on the top of the left board. And I also love the stencil idea. It’s probably a little too rustic for my home decor but I was thinking it could be used in a junk-themed garden space with or without the mirror.

    Good job. Thanks for sharing the project.

    Oh, and the old hardware hinges absolutely make it!

    • Thanks Naomi! I could totally see this idea being used with new, non chippy wood as well! Knowing how this worked out encourages me to pick cheap mirrors so I can do unique things to them! Who knew? 🙂

  4. Sigh – I just sent one of these mirrors off to the thrift store. NOW you tell me what to do with it! LOL Beautiful results!