Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DIY Trumeau

I've been dying to wrap up this project so that I could share it with you. This may be my ALL TIME FAVORITE PROJECT I've ever completed and I did it all BY MYSELF!!! Using Susie Harris' tutorial as my guide, I finally (after 5 years of wanting to do this!) had the guts to make my own Trumeau mirrors! And I couldn't be more pleased!! I L-O-V-E them!! 1. I went to Lowe's and purchased a sheet of 3/4' plywood. I had my measurements in hand and had the guy at Lowe's cut the wood for me. I also bought my moulding while there, as well as Liquid Nails for mirrors, and a $10 Miter Saw kit. . I primed and painted the wood as soon as I walked in the door.

2. I purchased a beveled mirror from Wal-Mart. I think it was only $11.00. I applied the Liquid Nails to the back of the mirror as well as the plywood. I put some heavy stuff (like books and paint cans) on top of the mirror while I impatiently waited for the Liquid Nails to dry so that I could move on to the next step.








3. I was so anxious to finish this project that I forgot to take pics while working. However, Susie did...so take a look at hers. But i did just as she did. I didn't use a measuring tape, I just used a pencil and my eyeballs to mark the cuts on my moulding. The Miter Saw was very self explanatory, even to someone who has never used one. Of course, the miter saw is a hand-held saw, so it took a little while. However, I did this on the carpet of my daughter's bedroom (to give you an idea of how little you have to stress about this step!).


Then I used the same liquid nails to adhere the moulding to the edges of the mirror. And the same books and paint cans on top of the moulding to keep it in place.



Then...I taped off a 10 x 18' rectangle and painted the inside of the rectangle the same color of the dresser (which is one shade darker than the wall, by the way).


Then.......I ordered a fancy monogram to go inside the rectangle. I ordered it from a local shop (Fun and Fancy), but you can order them off of Etsy. Just type in monogram and all sorts of fun things come up!



21 comments:

  1. Wow, you truly did a wonderful job with this room! Love this last element, these mirrors are amazing and add so much to the room, particularly in pairs! Janell

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I did a monogrammed piece above my bed last year, and it's one of my favorite all time projects. LOVE your mirrors! Come by and visit me!
    thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com

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  3. Fantastic! I love this project.

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  4. Well, better late than never, right? They turned out fabulous. I love your finishing details, it looks awesome!

    Great job!

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  5. Those are fantastic. I LOVE the colors of that room. What a great balance for that wall, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Very cute! Love the lamp as well. Found you at the Shabby Nest.

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  7. Following you now from Feature Yourself Friday. Please follow back!

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is stunning!!!! I love it!!! WOnderful job! I'm a sucker for anything monogrammed, so it looks like I will have to make my daughter one of these!!!! Where did you get the molding for the bottom? IS that the same as the molding around the mirror? Excellent job! I'm a new follower!

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  9. SOOOOO darling! I really love this idea! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you will stop by again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  10. This looks stunning ! I want to do this. Thanks for posting how. I will be back!

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  11. I LOVE your daughter's bedroom! I love how you mixed the teal and red. Your designing is beautfiul.

    Leslie
    www.thechicuniquery.blogspot.com

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  12. Tifffany-You did a great job and give me hope for myself! Are the monograms stick ons or painted? I have been wanting to try my hand with a miter box--youdid a great job and I can tell the whole room is beautiful!

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  13. What a great project! I had to go look at your post on the whole room. I just finished my master bedroom, and Janell's room was my inspiration too! So fun to see your interpretation. It looks beautiful. Your daughter must love it.
    ~Lallee
    PS Came via The Shabby Nest

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  14. Love Love Love! They are so gorgeous!

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  15. New follower from Susie's blog! Amazing job on the mirrors. Loving the monogram. What color did you use for the wall and the dresser. Love your color combinations!

    Megan

    mcarusopartridge@gmail.com

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  16. Gorgeous! What is that stunning color on that piece of furniture? Your color sense is inspiring!

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  17. Those are GORGEOUS! I love that you painted the center part blue.

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  18. They are gorgeous. You have done a wonderful job. I want to make one of these but have been a bit of a chicken. I need to just bite the bullet and do it!!!!!!!

    Ruth

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  19. Really Gorgeous! I love the monogram idea. Perfect for a girls room, thanks for the inspiration!
    Amy
    www.11magnolialane.com

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  20. Great job!! I would love to try that. You are too cute :)
    xo,
    Shellagh

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  21. Love your projects...I'm so glad I stumbled on your new blog...I'm following you now sweet lady!

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