How to Build a Shutter Mirror
Steal a glance as you dash out the door or stash a reminder note with this handy entryway accessory
Whether you need to steal a glance as you dash out the door or want a place to stash a reminder note, this shutter mirror could be just the ticket. We repurposed an old pair (these were $1 each at a yard sale) and mounted them on ½-inch plywood with an inexpensive mirror (about $30) centered in between. Orienting the louvers upward provides slots for slipping in notes or cards, or even hooking on small baskets. Adding panel details lends architectural character, and a coat of paint unifies the parts, making this one looking glass that's a real looker.
Tie project parts together with paint (we used Behr's Windwood Spring).
Position the Parts
Lay the mirror and shutters facedown on the worktable; the bottoms of the louvers should point downward. Screw blocks into the table along the outside edges of the shutters to hold the three pieces snugly together while you work.