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