Beauty Center Mirror with Storage

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 10:31
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Turn a cheap wall mirror into a beauty center by adding storage behind it!  This easy to tackle DIY project creates handy storage just where you need it - perfect for hair styling tools, beauty products and make up.  Free plans by Ana-White.com 

Built by Jaime Costiglio for Handbuilt Holiday 2021

mirror with storage behind it

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Full Length Mirror with Storage

Are you looking for a perfect gift for a teen girl?  A beauty center may be just right, and we came up with this mirror with storage thinking of our own daughters getting ready in the morning.  Here's why we love it.

  • Uses an expensive full length mirror, so no need for a separate hair/makeup mirror and outfit mirror
  • Elevates the full length mirror off the floor (so you can vacuum under it)
  • Compact, so can work in small rooms or even bathrooms
  • Handy storage that is out of sight - all the tools and beauty essentials just where you need them, but out of sight
  • A quick DIY project that won't cost a ton but will be used and appreciated.  

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More Photos, Tips and Tricks

This project was built by Jaime Costiglio.  She has many more photos and build tips in her build post.  Please take a second to hop over and check that out:

CLICK HERE FOR JAIME COSTIGLIO BUILD POST

Fits a standard dorm mirror (about 1'x4' mirror). Overall dimensions about 50" tall, 7" deep and 14" wide

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
  • 1-1/4" pocket hole screws
  • 20 - 2" self tapping wood screws (SPAX or similar) or 1-1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • 2-1/2" screws for mounting on the wall or other wall mounting system
  • 13" x 49" wall mirror
Cut List
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 50-1/2"
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 11-1/2"
  • 5 - 1x6 @ 14-1/2" (can add more shelves)
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 5-1/2"
Tools
Tape Measure
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Build two frames as shown.

Step 2

Attach frames together with the pocket holes all facing backwards.  Use the 2" screws to attach.  You can also nail but will need to reinforce (next step).

Step 3

If you used nails, reinforce as shown.

Step 5

Attach mirror to front with adhesive or mirror stickies.

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