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DIY Scandi Style Mirror




I get by with a little help…

from my handyman.

This DIY Scandi Style Mirror requires two 5mm grooves in each piece of dowel,

which, I definitely couldn’t do perfectly.


I found Nigel, Yamba’s Handyman.


We have no full length mirrors in our new house,

and rather than add mirrored doors on our wardrobes,

I thought we’d make one ourselves.

This gorgeous mirror caught my eye on Pinterest.

And we set about to making our own.

Here’s how we did it.


DIY Scandi Style Mirror

You will need:

2 lengths of dowel, (I used 2 x Tasmanian Oak 35mm x 1.8m from Bunnings)

1 Mirror (I used Highgroove 1200 x 350 x 5mm flat edged glass mirror from Bunnings)

Liquid nails

A handyman, like Nigel, to cut 5mm grooves the length of the mirror

2 x old belts

Painters tape

White paint (or your colour choice)

Paint brush


How to make:

Step 1: Cut dowel to 2 even lengths (if not already done).

Step 2: Get someone super clever, like Nigel to cut 2 grooves in each piece, 5mm thick and the same length as the mirror. (We spaced ours with even lengths at each end.)

Step 3. Adjust once cut for a snug fit with a chisel if required.

Step 4. Add liquid nails to the grooves and slot in the mirror.

Step 5: Do the same to the other side.

Step 6. Use a few old belts to hold the mirror together for 2 hours while drying.

Step: 7 Using painters tape, mark off 4 even lengths and paint. I painted 2 coats on each leg.

Once we had the grooves cut, this took about 10 minutes to put together, and I painted the dowel in between watching tv. Too easy.

Thanks Nigel.

I love it…




Just imagine,

white floorboards…

white walls.

I think this will be the perfect spot for it.



For now it’s in our rental, waiting for two very special visitors to come for a visit.

We are counting down the sleeps, till they fill this bedroom.

Check out my Yamba Scandi Hibiscus Print inspired by them.



There you go…

our new Scandi Style Mirror, ready to go in our new home,

…with a little help from Nigel, our clever handyman.

As I was getting some money, out of the hole in the wall to pay our new handyman,
our brickie swung past on his bike, and said,

“Hi Nige, Hi Lise.”

Dang, I love this town.

Feels, like we’re part of the family, already.


When you read this,

I’ll be on my way to Pro Blogger at Royal Pines Resort,

last time I was there, I had a solo art show, hosted by Hayley Lewis…

it was a cracker of a weekend with family and friends.

This time, I’m with one of my many great friends,

who knows, we may be in the same room, all those years ago.

I’m hoping to be inspired to create more pieces for my Yamba Scandi Collection, that you can make too if you wish.

Have a great weekend guys,


So what do you think?

Got a handyman who can help you get your groove on,
and make one of these DIY Scandi Style Mirrors?


Live with Love,


Linking up with With Some Grace, Life Love and Hiccups, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole.


PS: Our house news…

The plasterers have begun…

this will be our kitchen one day.

The long niches, will house wine, and I’ve added some strip lights and usb power points in the small ones, so no-one’s phone should ever be recharging on the kitchen bench. lol!

And the render is coming along too.





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19 responses to “DIY Scandi Style Mirror”

  1. The mirror looks ace and the house does too! I can’t wait to see that kitchen when it’s finished! See you soon, lady!

  2. Oh seriously – your projects keep getting better! Love this one 🙂 Have fun at Problogger, wish I had of been able to make it – it will be a fun experience I think. So much talent and women in one room, super inspiring!! Have fun x
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    • Sarah says:

      Thank you lovely lady, this was so much fun to make, with a little help from our handyman, I think we might have to do a few more projects together.
      ProBlogger was so inspirational, loved it, hope you had a great weekend. x

  3. […] I adore a good craft project, and nothing pleases me more than seeing really good ones from some of my fave local creatives. This week, the Tomfo website is showcasing a very cool Scandi mirror DIY project, which you can get the tutorial for by clicking here. […]

  4. Looks great, and not too difficult to achieve. Could be our next weekend project here!
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  5. Oh this is super cool. You just can’t buy them that cool. Great job. Cant believe I didn’t get to meet you at PB. Hope you enjoyed it.
    Thanks for linking up to the rabbit hole xx
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Shannon, it was pretty easy once we had the grooves done and only took 10 mins to put together then paint as you like, you’re right you can’t buy them like that and that makes then even more unique.
      I can’t believe i didn’t meet you either, hopefully we’ll catch up next time in person. x

  6. Rachael says:

    Wow, raising the DIY bar lovely Sarah! Seriously love this and you are very clever to follow through with this as it would not have been easy. I am so impressed! How did you manage this and pro blogger? X

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Rachael, it really was easy, just a bit of organising to get Nigel to cut the grooves and then glue together and paint. I love how it turned out.
      Thank you. It was a crazy week last week, but somehow it just all came together. x

  7. Oh now this is clever! Maybe a little beyond me, maybe. Love your work!
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    • Sarah says:

      Thank you lovely lady, so great to meet you for a fleeting moment, have a fab week. x
      You know what… I TOTALLY think you could do this, grab a handyman and some supplies and then all you have to do is paint the legs.

  8. Ruth says:

    Such a great idea! This is so cute with much more personality than a plain full length mirror!

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Ruth, that’s what I thought too, it’s always great to make your own, gives it your own personality, you can do different things with the painted finish to do that, like try fluro colours etc

  9. What an awesomely simple but effective idea. Love the painted ends too. Was great to meet you at PB!! 🙂
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  10. You two are seriously a force to be reckoned with 😉 xx

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Sarah-Preston-TomfoHi I'm Sarah, I'm a blogger and an artist who’s made the sea change and moved to the north coast of Australia. I love an easy DIY and making my house my canvas, my new home has become my greatest project: Yamba Scandi. Come visit me in my shop to view my collection of prints, canvasses, home decor and paper goods READ MORE.

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