Then, I saw this tutorial using Dollar Store mirrors and I figured, why not try it? Even if it was a epic fail I wouldn't blow a lot of money.
I didn't follow all the instructions in the link above because I wanted a much bigger mirror and needed a more sturdy and stable backing.
I started with 25 of these mirrors from the dollar store. They're really cheap looking with a plastic frame and they come in black, brown and I believe red.
I painted the frames with Martha Stewart gold craft paint
I also purchased a sheet of 5 MM plywood and had it cut the Home Depot for $15. (no circular saw for me). I screwed the hanging hook into wood on either side and I did pull my level out to make sure they lined up together. The piece of plywood I used measured 43 x 54 3/8.
Here's the final product. Isn't it pretty? I only had one mishap when I pressed down too hard on one of the mirrors over the hanging screws and it broke so be careful when pressing down over that area if you are going to try this project. Other than that mishap, it was an easy, peasy project than gives a great impact.
Here's a sneak peak of how it looks in my room. I'm finally on track to finish the room after a gazillion years. Yeahhh!!!
Linking this to Thrifty Decor Chick