Aug 12, 2014

The Look For Less: DIY Rope Mirror

I almost didn't blog about this fabulous rope mirror. For one, the idea is like a gazillion years old in blog-land and secondly, I actually made it in the beginning of the year and forgot about it. 

But it's obvious I said, what the heck and just went with it. Because after all, this DIY ROPE MIRROR is absolutely gorgeous.....AND so easy to make!

I made it before our Master Bathroom took a slight nautical turn (have you seen my DIY Nautical Wall Art?) and my inspiration were these stunning pieces from Pottery Barn:

Rope Mirror

Beachcomber Mirror

Seeing that these were well over $200, I decided to make my own version which ended up costing me less than $10 since I always have rope on hand.


1. A round mirror (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)

2. Rope (Can be found at Lowes or Home Depot)

3. Hot glue gun with glue sticks

4. Foam board ($1 at the Dollar Tree)

5. Sawtooth frame hanger

6. A strong binding glue (to glue the mirror to the foam board- you do not want it to fall off!! I used Liquid Nails)

7. Scissors

8. A small piece of wood (to insert your sawtooth hanger on)


*note: you can opt to use plywood instead of foam board

1. Cut your foam board into a circle that is greater in circumference than your mirror. You can use a template such as a bucket but I just eyeballed it. The circumference of your foam board is going to determine how thick the rope portion will be.

2. Glue your mirror directly on the center of your foam board- I used Liquid Nails and let it sit overnight to ensure proper adhesion.

3. Using your hot glue gun, glue your rope around your mirror- this is the part that takes a while, depending on how big your circle is. Just keep going around your mirror until all the foam board is covered.

4. Turn your mirror over and cut out a small rectangular piece from the foam board so you can glue your piece of wood.

5. Once your small piece of wood is glued in that space and has dried, insert your sawtooth hanger.

And now you have a fabulous rope mirror ready to be hanged!!

My favorite part is all the texture!!!

I think the natural rope goes so well with our neutral gray walls in our bathroom but you can always choose to stain your rope for a deeper tone. Or you can spray paint it gold! There's really so many options to personalize your piece!

So, are you tired of the "rope mirror" trend? If so, God bless your for still reading this post!

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Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I totally like yours better than the Pottery Barn ones! Don't you love it when you can create something yourself and save a bundle of money? I love things that add texture to a room like this. You did a great job!!

Unknown said...

This is actually the only DIY rope mirror post that I have ever read, so I'm glad you posted it! Looks awesome! :)

Unknown said...

Wow, I love this easy rope mirror! This is right up my alley :)

Gina Kleinworth said...

Love it!!! I think I have a few mirrors around here that could use a little attention like this.

Unknown said...

Love this, Selene! It is on my list to do one day! Pinning:-)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lisa--you are too sweet!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Well, I'm glad I shared it then, Lindze!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

So glad you like it Summer!! And it's so easy to make!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Gina!! They really help add interest to any room!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Aniko! I'm happy to hear you love it! And thanks for pinning!!

Unknown said...

I may have to steal this idea this weekend! I love the look of rope mirrors! Thanks for sharing!
Kristina @

Sarah said...

It's beautiful, so glad you decided to share it.

Unknown said...

I don't much follow trends...I just make or buy what I like. just made one of these for my daughter's dorm room. I love yours.

Christine said...

The mirror is fabulous Selene!!! I want one!

Unknown said...

This is so awesome!! I've been thinking about making one. I really like how easy and CHEAP it is to make! Our bathroom and bedroom are nautical-ish themed too so it'd look great in there. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Hit Me With Your Best Shot! :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Go right on ahead, Kristina!! It's so easy to make and I know you will love it!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Sarah!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Trish! Yeah, I'm not much of a trend follower either :) That's why I normally do projects a little later when I warm up to the idea...Thanks so much for stopping by!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks so much, Christine!! So glad you like it!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Amanda!!! I hope you give it a go!! You will love it!! Thanks for stopping by!

Vel Criste said...

Old idea or not I think your version is fabulous! not only because of the cost but it truly looks great! You should make more, different sizes would be cute too. :-)

Roopini Varadaraju said...

Wow Love how easy and gorgeous it is :) Thank you for sharing :)I love decor mirrors and I made a Star Burst Mirror before. Love the simplicity and elegance of your rope mirror.
Let's Make It Lovely

srpprcrftr said...

Gotta love making things as good or better than fancy stores with high prices. I love your mirror and plan to make this as soon as I can get the supplies. I need a classy mirror in our living room. Your tutorial is very helpful, great job with your project.
Would imagine it's better to use foam board as plywood could be awfully heavy for project like this.
I think I'd paint the rope a darker gray than our walls to blend in nicely. Great post. Happy days Pinned

Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins said...

I like your DIY version the best! Very cute!
xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

Unknown said...

It’s so awesome what you have done. It’s a great way to frame a mirror – really unique! I was wondering if it would be possible to frame a square or rectangular mirror this way.

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