I needed a full length mirror. I was in college, living in an old, ugly studio apartment. I found a full length mirror on the side of the road, next to the dumpster. I let the mirror lean against the wall for a few weeks, and discovered that I could not see my entire body. I couldn’t check out my complete outfit! Not a good way to start the morning. I did, however, like how the mirror was at a slant (it made me look skinny:), so decided against putting the mirror on the back of the closet door. How can I solve all of my full length mirror dilemmas on no budget?
This is when I discovered the Habitat Re-Store. They have them in most big cities all throughout the U.S. These places are great for inspiration. They always have something useful and awesome, it is a crafters heaven! The store always has tile, chandeliers, doors, windows, shutters, wall paper, paint…I think they usually get their stock donated from building projects that had leftover supplies.
I found an all wood, door for $5.00. F.Y.I–A lot of doors are hollow, for this project it really doesn’t matter– I painted the entire door blue and the frame of the mirror. Next, I bought double sided sticky tape, and attached the door to the mirror. This is a great “vanity” for people living in small spaces and for people who don’t mind sitting on the floor.
Psst… Check this post out for more of my thrifty, modern college apartment!