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The new Aspect mini subway metal tiles are amazing! Definitely a DIYers dream to work with, and the design possibilities are endless.

The new Aspect mini subway metal tiles are amazing! Definitely a DIYers dream to work with, and the design possibilities are endless. We created a beautiful leaning mirror using moulding, mini subway matted tiles, and pewter metallic paint. A high-end look without the cost is always the best design!

Leaning Mirror

What You'll Need
Toolsmirror


Materials

  • 1 x 4 x 8' pine (2)
  • plywood 1/4" x 26" x 60"
  • mirror
  • 11/16" x 8' corner guard (2)
  • 8' base shoe trim (2) 
  • mirror liquid nails 2037-377
  • subway matted mini tile 
  • Rust-Oleum Real Pewter Metallic Accents paint


Here's HowDownload Instructions

  1. Rip 1 x 4 pine into 2¼" and 1¼" strips.
  2. Construct a 1¼" x 26" x 60" back frame. Nail and glue corners, then nail and glue plywood to the top.
  3. Now construct a 2¼" deep outer frame. Mitre the corners and nail and glue the pieces to the structure.
  4. Carefully remove the backing on the mirror. Measure to centre mirror on the plywood. Fasten the mirror to the plywood securely with adhesive.
  5. Lay out the tiles around the mirror to ensure they will be uniform.
  6. Cut half tiles with tin snips. For individual tiles, cut from the back with a utility knife.
  7. Peel backing and apply tiles without creating any gaps.
  8. Rip 16' of corner guard to remove one leg (forming a batten strip).
  9. Fit corner guard around the front edges.
  10. Fit base shoe trim to the side and back edges. Mitre the corners (45°).
  11. Pre finish all parts with metallic paint. Assemble and touch up as required.