How to make a rope mirror - The easy way

During the month of March, I participated in the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. For this challenge, I chose to makeover our Bathroom.

You can see recap of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 

Our bathroom already had some great elements, but there were some things that I wanted to do for a while now, like this rope mirror!

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple
Now, it took me a looooong time to figure out how to attach the rope. The reason was that I wanted it to look real clean and not have a bulky knot.

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

But I couldn't find the kind of hardware to make it happen. Gladly, I have a lot of imagination and came up with an idea! 😉

I dug out of a box an old leather strap that used to belong to a bag (sometimes, I wonder why I keep these things, but now, I was real happy about it!!)

I cut off 2 pieces

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


And then made two holes on both of them

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


Took the smallest screws I could find and made a hole using tape on the drill bit to make sure I didn't pass through the mirror's frame (yeah, washi tape, were fancy people!!)

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


Fold the leather strap and use a washer to screw it to the mirror. Apply glue on the screw.

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


Then, use clamp to keep it in place till the glue dries

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


Pass the rope through the leather and glue the 2 pieces of rope together. Use burlap twine to hide the glue and make it look like the twine is holding the rope together.

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


And there you have it! Not my first intention but way better than a big knot. To my taste anyway! (and a lot cheaper than any hardware I could have bought)

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple


A before and after shot to go with it! 

Rope mirror | Tutorial | Bathroom makeover | Home Decor | DIY | Easy | Simple

Remember that you can see the other projects I made that week : 
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 

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14 comments

  1. This turned out great! #HomeMattersParty

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  2. Brilliant! I love the way you ended up attaching the rope...it has such a clean look to it. The whole bathroom looks great! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks Sara. Did a lot of thinking to get there!! :P

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  3. Wow, you are so creative! What a great idea for how to attach your rope to the mirror and get the look you wanted. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I had to scratch my head a lot to finally find the solution!

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  4. Very creative way to reuse what you have and to find a solution. Love the final look. Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty

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  5. I love this mirror so much! Great project! #homemattersparty

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  6. You just saved me from searching endlessly for the same kind of fix Natalie. You are a super star, thank you so much. The mirror looks perfect and it's a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Michelle, your comment warms my heart! Also thanks for featuring it on your facebook page!

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  7. This is a fantastic project. I would have never thought how to do it. I love it.

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    1. Thank you Debra. I must say it took me some time to figure it out!!

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  8. Great idea! This looks great and I like the way you avoided having a bulky knot. I like your vanity sink too.

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