Saturday, March 5, 2011

DIY Mirror Knock Off

The "Eagan" knock off mirror.

diy eagan knock off mirror

eagan knock off mirror

Sorry Pottery Barn, I wasn't about to pay $250 plus shipping for your gorgeous mirror.

I made mine for a total cost of about $90.
And mine is bigger, 15 mirrors versus their 9.

Eagan Multipanel Mirror, Small, Bronze finish

image from Pottery Barn

diy beveled mirror

diy multi paneled beveled mirror

The space behind our dining table needed some light.

dining room wall before

dining room wall after

Mirrors work wonders!
My inspiration came from Layla at The Lettered Cottage.  She has a great tutorial here.
And Brook from Being Brook has another tutorial here.

Here's how I made the mirror:

I loosely followed Layla and Brook's steps above except I stained my wood with Minwax special walnut.

I applied one coat of stain before constructing, here's the frame ready for the second coat of stain:

how to make a multi paneled mirror

Close up of corner, I used 3/4" screen moulding.

Around the edges I used 1" x 1/4" flat moulding turned on it's side:
(this will hide the hanging piece on the back and create depth off the wall)

building a mirror frame

Cleaned glue and sanded, then applied the second coat of stain:

stain on mirror frame

On the back I used a French cleat attached to a 1x4 (which is glued and screwed on from the front):

french cleat on back

This cleat can hold up to 200 pounds and mirror gets heavy!

All done and on the wall.

beveled mirror in kitchen

beveled mirror reflects family room

mirror reflects family room

diy beveled mirror family room

diy mirror in kitchen

A nice addition to the kitchen.

diy mirror dining space

One last before and after:

dining space beforedining space after

Worth the work.

diy eagan knock off beveled mirror


  1. Gorgeous!! I love how big it is. You did a wonderful job!

  2. You did a great job! Thank you for sharing your creativity with everyone :)

  3. This is gorgeous, I'm loving it!

  4. Wow, Jaime, that looks amazing!!! The beveled (sp?) glass makes it look realllly sharp. :)

  5. That is amazing and so much cooler than PB!!!! Looks great in your dining room!

  6. That is so great looking. A little push with the power tools and I think I could do it. :)
    I was intrigued by your thumbnail. A good photo will always draw me in.
    Pam @ BeColorful

  7. I can't believe you made this! My mother just said this weekend she wanted the same one from PB but yours is better :-) I just tagged you as a stylish blogger ...

  8. This looks like a lot of work, but it was definitely worth it. I love mirrors (have them in practically every room of my house). Great project and great blog. I'm new and love it!

  9. What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  10. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this mirror! I love recreating overly priced items for less! :-)

  11. Fabulous! This is great looking. I need something behind my bed and this is so different. I love it. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Visiting and following via Made by you Mondays".

  12. Gorgeous!! I love what it added to the space and you just can't beat that price savings! I love knocking off PB, they give some great inspiration!

  13. Jaime - it's stunning! I've always wanted to DIY this mirror. You did a fantastic job! I love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing your hard work and creativity in the DIY Project Parade! ;)


  14. What a change a few mirros can make! I love your take on a Pottery Barn favorite of mine. Very well done!

  15. I;m running out of room! I love the look but no more space!

  16. Seriously! This is beautiful - I am so inspired! I've been looking at that mirror for months and it never would have occurred to me that I could make one. I absolutely love it and am gonna put this on my to do list! You never know it might actually happen....

    Love, love, love it!

  17. You did such a great job on the mirror. I like it more then PB!!

  18. You really did such an amazing job on the mirror. I have been a follower for a while. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot,com. Thanks so much.

  19. That turned out fabulous! I'm bookmarking this in case I get up the guts to try it!

  20. So pretty! I'm dying to make one of those mirrors. I love that they mimic a window and just bounce the light around. It really brightens up your kitchen even more!

  21. Jamie I'm totaly dumbfounded. This is FABULOUS! Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today!


  22. I LOVE it!! I'm definately going to put it on my list! what a great idea!

  23. I like your larger version better than the original. The large size looks more in scale with the multiple mirrors. Very creative!

  24. M is for marvelous-so love your mirror-I'm a follower!!

  25. Fabulous!! I have always loved this mirror at PB but not the price. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Hi Jaime - just a head's up. I'm including a link to your project in this weeks' DIY highlights. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  27. Great job! I'm featuring you on Flaunt it Friday, please stop by and grab an I was featured button if you'd like. :)

  28. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this beautiful mirror! Love it. Becca

  29. This is amazing. Beautiful and I love the price tag!

  30. Hi, Jaime! First, I'm now a follower. Second, I featured this mirror knock off in my Recognition Day Thursday post and you can view it at Great job on the mirror!

  31. Awesome, Jaime! I'm so glad you were finally able to get all the mirrors. I've seen this done with just regular mirrors, and it's nice, but the beveled edges really make the difference. Good work!

  32. gorgeous!! i like your version better than the original!

  33. I'm in love with that Pottery Barn mirror and think yours looks just ask good as the real deal!