Have you got a big mirror that you don’t actually use? Why not make it a bedroom decor by turning it into an infinity LED mirror?
The kids are most probably the ones to want this DIY project in their bedrooms. But the kids at heart who enjoy science fiction will want it, too!
Though not necessarily inexpensive, this infinity mirror is sure to impress anyone who sees it. You can even do this idea to the existing mirror in your living room. When the LED lights are turned off, it functions as a regular mirror.
Do you want an infinity mirror in your home? Who else do you think will love this idea? :)
Learn how to make this fun project by reading
Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)
You’ll need these materials:
- Hardwood Frame (frame must be heavy)
- Oak Wood
- Two Way Glass
- Colour Changing LED Light Strip
- Corner Trim
- Construction Adhesive
- Glass Suction Cups
- Mirror Adhesive
- Bracket Gun for Mirrors
- Spray Paint (optional)
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
This is the antique hardwood frame that my buddy got for free! I would definitely recommend hardwood for the frame, as we will be adding on quite a few components and two HEAVY sheets of glass to get the desired reflective effect. Also, make sure that you plan out the entire build before starting.
This is the LED used in this project which you can buy here. This kit comes with a power adapter, remote, IR sensor, and 16.4 feet of LED strip w/ adhesive backing for around $30. The LEDs can be trimmed every 1.5 inches or 3 inches depending on which kit you get.
I sanded the inside lip of the frame here in order to remove any old paint. I repainted it later, but you’ll want a nice smooth surface to adhere to the LED strip.
From here, I measured around the interior dimensions of the frame to determine the length of the LED strip I would need.
This step can be tricky. You’ll need to account for the thickness of the front pane of glass, which will be “two-way” glass. You can purchase this glass from any local glass company, but it can be pricey. Just this front sheet of glass at 4 feet by 2 1/2 feet cost me around 90 dollars! You can also use a two-way film, but that may separate over time. The reflective side of this glass should face the REAR of the frame.
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