How to Make a Mirror Nautical and Fresh With Rope

This mirror went from blah and boring to totally beachy. HGTV Magazine shows you how.

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Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Materials Needed

  • 1/4"-diameter white cotton rope
  • 1/2"-diameter white rope

Step 1

Remove the mirror from its frame. Paint the frame off-white, and let dry.

Step 2

Make the five “straps” for the mirror frame out of thin rope: Cut four pieces of thin rope and glue them side-by-side with fabric glue. Set aside.

Step 3

Cut enough pieces of the thicker rope to fully cover the frame; they should be long enough to wrap all the way around it. Lay out the pieces, with the ends meeting at the bottom center (you’ll cover those with a “strap” later).

Step 4

Once you’re happy with the placement of the ropes, hot-glue them in place. Then hot-glue the “straps” on top, as shown below.

Step 5

Attach a decorative loop at the top with hot glue. Hang the mirror from its back (not from the loop).

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