Hanging Around: DIY Catch-All Mirror Cabinet

Make the most of vertical space with this dollar store mirror turned stylish storage solution.

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This DIY mirror cabinet is a pretty solution for storing beauty essentials without taking up too much space.

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Dress up a dorm room, a bathroom or even a bedroom door with this space-saving mirror cabinet. Instead of spending $50-$100 on similar cabinets, make one yourself with a dollar store mirror, a few pieces of wood and easy-to-find hardware.

Materials Needed

  • (2) 1x4 x 50-3/4” boards
  • (4) 1x4 x 13-1/4” boards
  • (16) 1-3/4” wood screws + matching bit
  • drill
  • 14-3/4” x 50-3/4” 1” board
  • construction adhesive
  • dollar store mirror
  • painter’s tape
  • spray paint
  • cup hooks
  • (2) 2” wood screws
  • 13-1/4" metal pipe
  • (3) small hinges + screws
  • decorative metal sheet
  • handle + corresponding screws
  • magnetic door latch
  • (2) rubber bumpers
  • screwdriver

Assemble the Frame

Start by laying out two 50-3/4-inch long 1x4 boards. Drill parallel holes at 1/2 inch from the top, 7 inches, 14 inches and 1/2 inch from the bottom on each board. Once the holes have been drilled, attach the cross pieces. Position the four 13-1/4-inch boards at each of the pre-drilled points, and attach with 1-3/4-inch wood screws. These measurements will fit a mirror approximately 48-50 inches long and 12-14 inches wide. Adjust the measurements to suit a different size mirror.

Attach the Mirror and Paint

Attach the mirror to a 50-3/4x14-3/4-inch board using construction adhesive. Once dry, tape off the glass surface of the mirror, and spray paint the frame and door.

Attach Hardware

At the top of the cabinet frame, add four cup hooks to the bottom of the first two boards. Drill two holes 3 inches below the third shelf on each side of the cabinet. Using 2-inch wood screws, secure a 13-1/4-inch metal pipe. On the back of the door, mount a piece of decorative aluminum sheeting using square wooden dowels and construction adhesive.

Complete the cabinet by adding a cabinet pull centered on the edge, along with three small hinges. On the inside of the handle, place a magnetic door latch to hold the door closed, and place two small rubber bumpers at the top and the bottom for soft closing.

Put It to Use

Hang bracelets, necklaces and rings from the hooks, drape flowy scarves from the pipe, and hang earrings on the aluminum sheet for the ultimate organized space saver.

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