I never really believed that old saying that a broken mirror brings you seven years of bad luck. In fact, I believe just the opposite. If you have a broken mirror, you are lucky enough to have an upcycle DIY project just waiting for you. I’ve seen my fair share of broken mirrors – and other things – over the years and love nothing more than to put these items to good use with a great upcycle project. To that end, I’ve looked and found 20 brilliant ways that you can turn those mirrors into something amazing – trash to treasure!
If you have an old mirror that you just can’t bear to part with, these projects are perfect. Some of them give you great ideas for using those mirror frames to create new and exciting things like a message board for your family or even a beautiful picture frame. Other projects use the actual mirror part of the broken mirror to make gazing balls and beautiful tabletops. See, there really is nothing that you can’t upcycle! You can turn any kind of trash into treasure, just look at these 25 gorgeous ways to repurpose old teacups.
I am forever looking for ways to avoid having to throw things out. From broken mirrors and other furniture to outright trash – or things that you might consider trash – there is always an upcycle project just waiting to be done. That’s why I love these 20 mirror projects. If you thought that you would have to toss out that old mirror, well think again. I’ve found some wonderful ways that you can repurpose it and it doesn’t matter if the mirror is actually broken or just something that you don’t use any longer (or something that you found for a steal at a thrift store) you can repurpose that mirror into an amazing creation, just like these 40 repurposing projects for old windows.
So grab that mirror and let’s see what we can make with it. I think you’ll be happily surprised at some of the projects on this list. I know I am – and I hope you’ll share which of the projects is your favorite.
14. Repurposed Mirror Into Old World Map
15. DIY Broken Mirror Dresser
Turn those broken mirror pieces into a great modern dresser design. You just add the pieces of mirror to the front of your dresser drawers. Note – you’ll need quite a few mirrored pieces to cover several drawers so you may need to buy a few additional mirrors and break them as well. Mod Podge works great to hold those mirrored pieces in place and the overall look is fabulous.
16. Upcycled Mirror Turned Decorative Magnet Board
That unused or broken mirror can easily be turned into this gorgeous magnet board for holding messages, pictures, or anything you need to keep in clear sight. Sheet metal makes the base for the magnets and you just attach it to your glass-less mirror frame and then decorate however you want.
17. DIY Personalized Wall Art
I really love the idea of turning a broken mirror into personalized wall art. This is a really easy project and makes such a wonderful statement. You can use initials, pictures, or just about anything really to personalize the art – you just have to start with an old mirror frame that you don’t need. this would also be a wonderful gift for an upcoming wedding or anniversary – especially for people who are difficult to buy for because they seem to have everything.
18. Repurposed Mirror Headboard
If you have an old dresser mirror that is broken or that you don’t need and you need a headboard, this project is for you. You can turn that old mirror base into a beautiful padded headboard that will fit perfectly over a twin or full bed – depending of course on the size of the mirror. If you have a really large mirror, you may get a headboard that will fit your queen sized bed.
19. DIY Elegant Wall Hanging
Turn that mirror into beautiful wall art. I love the French country theme but you could use any theme that suits your personality or your décor. You can do this with any mirror – although this dresser mirror with “shutters” really does look beautiful. Just choose your theme, repaint or distress your mirror and then add the images that you want. I think this would also look great with a mural – it would look like you’re looking out your window at the scenery that you want to see.
20. Upcycled Mirror To Garden Shed Pegboard
For this one, you could actually use an entire dresser and then turn the mirror section into a pegboard. If you only have a mirror to use however, you can still turn it into a pegboard and just hang it on the wall. Pegboards really aren’t expensive and you just have to cut it to size and add it to the mirror frame. This would be great for the garden, the craft room, or even a kids’ room for holding all sorts of toys and other things.