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It’s no shocker that I love all things industrial, and that I enjoy mixing industrial items with a modern farmhouse style. Mixing wood and metal are my two favorite things to incorporate into any space. We all have our thing right? So when I found this mirror from West Elm and I knew I needed something like that in our Master Bedroom. However, working with actual metal can be a bit difficult and require special drill bits and screws, so today we are going to make this mirror without using any actual metal, but rather Plaid’s new FolkArt Brushed Metal™ Paint.
Plaid’s New FolkArt Brushed Metal™ Paint comes in 10 on-trend colors that creates a luster with colors that shift in changing light. It’s an easy water-based, non-toxic brush-on formula available in both 2oz and 4 oz bottles. This paint can be used indoors or outdoors and is made in the USA!
In order to follow this Metal and Wood Floor Mirror Tutorial we will have to do a little prep work, but I’ll walk you through each step!
- Mirror – 16″x60″ (You can use any size, you will just need to adjust the wood cuts accordingly)
- Plywood – 3/4″ 4’x8′ sheet
- 1″x4″ board cut to width of mirror
- 1 1/2″ Wide Lattice Moulding
- FolkArt Brushed Metal™ – Brushed Black or Brushed Dark Gray
- FolkArt Brushes
- FolkArt ® Painted Finishes in Barnwood
- Mirror Adhesive
- Ryobi Miter Saw
- Ryobi Finish Nailer
- 5/8″ Finish Nails
- 1″ Finish Nails
- Ryobi Sander
- Ryobi Table Saw
- Wood Glue
DIY Industrial Metal and Wood Floor Mirror Tutorial
To get started you will want to measure your mirror carefully. Mine was exactly 15 7/8″ wide (not 16″ like it said on the box). Cut (2) 1×3’s at your measured length. Lay 1 one against the top edge and 1 against the bottom edge. Then Measure from the very top to the very bottom. You can go ahead and use the FolkArt ® Painted Finishes in Barnwood and stain these (2) 1×3’s and let dry.
Next Cut a piece of plywood to the total sizes of your mirror plus 1×3’s and rip it down to that size using a table saw.
Using the 1″ finish nails and wood glue attach the 1×4 to the top and bottom of the plywood. Be sure and attach from the back side of the plywood rather than to front. Make sure to clamp the boards together until the wood glue dries. (Make sure the mirror will fit before securing both boards)
In order to apply the mirror to the plywood (between the 1×3’s) use the Mirror Adhesive following the manufacturer’s instructions and allow to dry.
Next cut the lattice trim to the full length of the mirror (including the 1×3’s). Paint all sides using the FolkArt Brushed Metal™ paint. In order to achieve the look of the flat steel bars I’m replicating here I layered two different colors. Here is my process, making sure to let each coat dry in between:
1 coat of the Brushed Black FolkArt Brushed Metal™
1 coat of the Brushed Dark Gray FolkArt Brushed Metal™
and last I dry brushed another very thin coat of the Brushed Black FolkArt Brushed Metal™
Once dry attach the lattice trim to the sides of the 3/4″ plywood using 5/8″ finish nails.
I hope you enjoyed this knock off and are ready to try out the FolkArt Brushed Metal™ paint for yourself! What projects do you see yourself using this for??
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