Designers and decorators often use mirrors and reflective surfaces to add depth to narrow and small areas. A strategically placed mirror in a hallway or on the far wall of a cozy office can visually open the room, but the style and size of the mirror itself are just as important as where it goes. Unfortunately, a large molding-framed mirror can set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It doesn’t have to, though.
To show you how to create a fresh yet traditional-looking mirror that won’t shatter your budget, This Old House
general contractor Tom Silva pulled corner blocks and fluted casing, a precut mirror, and some sturdy mounting materials from the aisles of a home center. (Scaling up the design wouldn’t cost you much more.) See how he converts off-the-shelf items into a savvy addition and get the steps to do the job yourself in How to Build a Mirror From Case Molding