DIY Trumeau....

I'm finding it hard to do a tutorial when I have no idea what I'm talking about.
  So I guess I will just wing it ..ha!
                               I used one board for my base, mirror from Wal mart,decorative wood garland from  Home Depot and trim from my sisters garage :)
I set my pieces where I wanted them to go .... measured by sight then cut.
You can see here where I measured by drawing lines.

I didnt measure for perfection...just looks.
I used this good ole handy dandy saw to cut my edges.

Before you decide on a mirror size I would measure your wall space.
Cut out a piece of paper and hang it on the wall for a few days.
Move it around..
I have high ceilings so the long mirror worked perfect for me.
I also found that drawing lines helped me keep things in their place.
Make sure you paint your base before you add the mirror.
Opps. I forgot to tell ya'll I attached my trim with small nails and wood glue.
I told ya'll I stink at giving tutorials..sorry..

Dont forget to paint your mirror trim before you glue it down.
I used liquid nails to hold my mirror in place.
 

Once my mirror was glued down I then attached my trim .
I sanded and stained..and sanded..and stained...
till I got it just right...
see...
I must read a tutorial on how to write a good tutorial..ha!
I'm one of those that builds like I cook.
No recipe..
No correct measurments...
No rules..
Just right~

89 comments:

  1. I think you gave a great tutorial! Loving the mirror, Most Tiny One.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. This project is so impressive!! You can tackle any project. You are just amazing!! :D

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  3. I love, love, love this mirror! It turned out so nice! Great tutorial! :)
    gail

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  4. Susie, it is beautiful and I think your tutorial is fine. I'd love to put one of these in my house, but I can't quite decide if it would work with my decor.

    ~ Sarah

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  5. Oh boy how I love this! Can't wait to try it myself! You have so many wonderful ideas and I just love your blog!

    Nicole

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  6. You made that so much EASIER than I would have made mine!! Thank goodness you showed this! Mine would have been WAAAY too complicated! Thank YOU!

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  7. Oh my goodness this is AMAZING!! I can't believe you made that! It is honestly so unbelievably cool. I could never do that but maybe I'll have my husband give it a go...:)

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  8. This is amazing. So beautiful.
    Pam

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  9. I love your creative ways! your wit! and your blogging style! Love this tutorial, too :)

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  10. Ha! I work the same way...just wing it. Anyway, it turned out so great. I am going to have to try something like this with my leftover mirror. Great idea.

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  11. WOW! That's fantastic!

    Can you share the paint color/brand and stain you used?

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  12. Exactly the kind of tuturial I can relate to. Figure it out as you go... Funny that you say it's the same way you cook. Me too. Never the same thing twice.
    Good to know that Liquid Nails is your adhesive here as I have plans to add mirrors to closet doors. And I'll be sure to remember to buy them with beveled edges. So much prettier. Thanks Susie!

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  13. Gorgeous mirror...and I love your "figure it out as you go" tutorial. It's perfect!
    Julie

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  14. It looks beautiful. I have to get up the nerve to use my jigsaw I got for Christmas and make something fabulous!!

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  15. You couldn't have done a better tutorial if you had tried!!! And the mirror is perfection!

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  16. you did a great job my friend! i love it! i think i can do this! yea! i will let you know if i do! xo

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  17. Amazing :) You gave a great tutorial. I love it.

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  18. You make it look so easy so that's a great tutorial in my book! The mirror is just lovely.

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  19. Oh, Susie, it is so beautiful! You did such a wonderful job!

    And I LOVED your tutorial! : )

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  20. This is so great! I want one...you have a wonderful imagination. I am inspired!

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  21. Thanks for sharing Susie....I think you did a great job giving your tutorial!! ;o)

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  22. You do wonderful tutorials Susie. They are great and explain everything simply perfect.

    Love it love it love it! Thank you so much.

    Robin~♥

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  23. "Just right" is just exactly how I'd describe this mirror.

    And if this is how you cook, can I come over for dinner? Please?

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  24. Simply stunning!! Just my kinda of "cooking" too

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  25. I loved your tutorial!! You amaze and inspire me. Today I wrote a post on being inspired, and later thought I should have written WHO inspire me... you would have been in my list girlfriend, let me tell you!

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  26. Great tutorial! Thanks so much!!!

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  27. your mirror is incredible!! amazing job!

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  28. Wonderful tutorial! :o) And your mirror is stunning. I am learning to cook more like you ... and actually have it taste good in the end. :o)
    Hope you have a great day.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  29. Susie,

    That was a great tutorial! The mirror is absolutely beautiful!!!

    Have a great day!

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  30. Such a great project and think your tutorial was wonderful. I would love to try and make one of these someday!! Soon I hope. Really love it!!

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  31. Walmart and Home Depot here we come!

    I was planning on ordering our masterbed room ceiling fan and new kitchen faucet from there anyway.. so what fun hubs and I are gonna have!

    (remember he won't let me use his tools at all) boo hoo on him. But thats ok, cause he can't use my sewing machine. heehee

    Thanks my dear
    with love
    Olivia

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  32. Wowza! Now take a good look in that mirror and know the woman you see is even more beautiful than her creation!
    LOVE it! If Olivia and I were closer, we could go to Walmart and Home Depot together for our supplies.

    You forgot Band-Aids on your list of supplies.

    I am hosting my first link party. Hope you stop by and participate!
    http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/02/24/youve-got-mail/

    Deborah

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  33. This is just amazing--thanks for sharing!

    And, will you tell us how you hung it on the wall? It doesn't appear to have any unsightly screws that are holding it up so I figure you have a great trick!

    Thanks!

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  34. Thanks for sharing! I think you did a great job on the tutorial.

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  35. That is the most gorgeous mirror ever, I bet people think you paid hundreds of dollars on it...just gorgeous...thanks!!!

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  36. I am the worst at giving tutorials! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I can't believe you found that decorative wood garland from Home Depot- that makes it. Great job I love it!

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  37. Hey Susie,, you make it look so simple I think i could do it.. one day maybe.? Thanks

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  38. Lovely mirror!!!

    I started a new blog where stories will be published about the farm and the animals if you enjoy reading!
    www.equusgirl.blogspot.com

    Julie

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  39. I just really adore it, and I have wanted a trumeau mirror for-e-vah!
    I'm going to have to try this!

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  40. Lovely trumeau! And your tutorial was great. I'm a visual learner so the pictures help bunches. I also like the paint finish you gave it. It added just the right touch.

    Kat

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  41. You make it look so easy! :)

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  42. I love how it turned out! It's like one you'd see in the Ballard Designs catalog. Just beautiful! Is it heavy? (how did you hang it)

    Manuela

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  43. that is amazing! i thought you had made it out of an door or something but you just did that all from scratch! you are one talented little lady.

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  44. This is great. I really want to try this. I need to buy me one of those miter saws first. I can't wait to go to Home Depot and look at all the trims and wood goodies.

    Ruth

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  45. I love it and your tutorial!

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  46. Wow, this turned out great! I guess I need to learn how to use a miter saw. Great project & thanks for the inspiration.

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  47. Susie, you rock girl! Your tutorial is great! I need to get a miter & saw. I so want to make one! You did a fabulous job and your "fancy mirror" is gorgeous!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  48. This was a brilliant tutorial and has now been placed in my personal style file.

    There is a link to your site on my blog today. I hope you'll stop by.

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  49. I think I can do this! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  50. Great tutorial Susie! And a beautiful mirror too!

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  51. This is such a fantastic idea and a great tutorial!!! I love how specific you were and all the pictures totally make me feel like I can do this and have it look something like yours! Thanks so much!!

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  52. That is truly fabulous!

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  53. OMG, that's gorgeous! Bookmarking for DD1. Thanks for posting the tutorial.

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  54. What an absolutely fantabulus mirror!! That is just stunning. I may have to try that myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. wow. that is sooo cool! i would have never, ever guessed it was a DIY! i have to file this at thecraftersfilebox.com so i can try it someday! thanks for sharing!

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  56. Great job on this DIY mirror - it's definitely an inspiration!

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  57. Oh my - this is simply fabulous! I am truly inspired!

    Chelsea

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  58. I've been wanting to make one of these! Thanks for the easy instructions! Yours is gorgeous!!
    Michelle

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  59. Your mirror is so incredibly gorgeous!! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I really want to make one.

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  60. GORGEOUS!! How beautiful would that be in my daughter's room!

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  61. I've been thinking about doing this very thing! I appreciate seeing the results.

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  62. Your tutorial is PERFECT... Ive been needing an attractive way to hang a mirror in my hallway and thanks to YOU, I will be able to achieve my goal. Thank you!
    Hugs, Tara

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  63. I LOVE IT!!!! I will try to duplicate it - wish me luck!!

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  64. Love the mirror! Putting it in my idea box! The tutorial was way better than I could have done.

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  65. Susie - As I attempt to embark on this project - I have a question... How do you distress black paint? Do you paint another color underneath? Or do you just slap on the black paint and then sand the "worn" parts? This is always my struggle. And what type of paint should I use - semi gloss? please help the DIY impaired! heather

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  66. Wow - this looks fantastic - I can't believe you made it from scratch. I'm going to put this on my to do list!
    ~Sam

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  67. Very impressive! I've always wanted to do something like this, just never took the time to do it...now I'm inspired! ;D

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  68. Are you serious? Beautiful job! I can't believe how talented so may of you blogger babes are. LOVE IT! Keep the ideas coming!

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  69. Gotta use MIRROR-FRIENDLY adhesive. I know this because they say it everytime anyone glues mirror on HGTV. I'll bet the liquid nails you used says it is mirror friendly but they aren't ALL the right type.
    Love your desgin and your tutorial btw.

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  70. I love this idea!!! and I love the fireplace reflection in your mirror. GORG!

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  71. Great job!! Thank you for sharing, I have been looking for trumeau tutorial for ages.. Bytheway I have a stupid question, how did you fix it on your wall? Did it need anything on its back or .. well this is a mystery for me.

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  72. This mirror is about the most gorgeous mirrors Ive ever seen!!!
    I love it and think you did a fabulous job on it!!
    May I ask if you applied stain to it after it was painted or is that look just from sanding it?

    Deborah :)

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  73. The mirror looks like a great project to do on the next rainy day. Your instructions are spot on - thank you :)

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  74. Love it ! I've always wanted a trumeau mirror and have thought about making one. Thanks so much for sharing ! BTW, I'm from LA too and I love the courtyard blog. I've always been fascinated with them, they're so magical !

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  75. Oh, Susie. I've been wanting one of these mirrors forever and NEVER, not one time, thought of MAKING it. Good grief..
    Thanks so much for doing this. I know Mr. Sweet will make me one and one for my daughter.
    LOVE IT.

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  76. Gorgeous! I love trumeaus and just featured them on my blog, along with trumeaus available at auction for those less artistically inclined (me).

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  77. Susie--I love this mirror. You did a great job and inspired me to make one for myself! I love how it turned out. I shared mine with my readers today and send them over to see yours and your great tutorial. Thank you so much!

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  78. Ok Susie. I've had this DIY on my mind for awhile. Do you think I could do this same concept on TOP of a mirror?? I'd like to try something like this on our builder grade, stuck to the wall jobbie. Thoughts??

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  79. How did I miss this awesome post? LOOOVE this! It turned out so chic!!!

    Please come link this up at my party tonight, if you have the time! Starts at 9, link up once appear on 4 blogs!

    ♥Linsey at The Farmhouse Porch

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  80. Wow- it looks amazing! Great job I think I am obsessed with mirrors. Check out my blog & you will see. =o)

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  81. LOOKS FANTASTIC!!!! I am the exact same way...Tutorials are a lot of work for me...mine are like yours but it explained what is needed to know :)

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  82. I love this & your tutorial. No nonsense, just straight instruction. Thanks for you lovely ideas!

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