I have had this mirror for 20 years! I bought it at an unfinished furniture store and stained it light oak. I was going to repaint my entry and wanted a mirror that had a bigger statement. I discovered this dark gel stain that I have been painting everything with and wanted to restain this light oak to a darker oak, but wanted a thicker frame, and that would cost me hundreds of dollars. Hmm?? What to do? I researched the internet and found this website for ceiling tiles, and faux ceiling tiles. My mind got to thinking why not cut them up and stain them the same color as my frame and glue them to the wall and that’s what I did!! For a very minimal cost I have a new upcycled mirror frame, check it out!
Excuse the kids in the picture, this is the only BEFORE pic I have of my entry mirror.
AFTER STAINING AND GLUEING THE STYROFOAM TILES!!
This is the stain I used and the Styrofoam ceiling tiles came in 20 x 20 pieces, I stained on one side, then cut them and glued to the wall.
I lightly sanded down the wood, put a clear polyurethane over the old stain and then one coat of lighter brown and one coat of darker brown with streaks with my paint brush to look like wood grain. SUPER EASY!! I love the final result and have been gel staining everything 🙂
What do you think of the final result?