I wanted to put some fun decorative frames in my playroom and I had a
million four black Malma IKEA mirrors laying around in my house. Sam from Atkinson Drive had a brilliant idea of making picture frames with the Ikea Malma mirrors. I loved this ikea mirror makeover idea and I wanted to take it one step further and add some decorative prints to the outside of frames. I picked out these four fun scrapbook pages from Hobby Lobby.
I wanted the frames to have a white background so I spray painted the entire frame and mirror with white primer. (You could skip this step if you buy the white frames…I just happen to have black ones.) I didn’t worry about having a solid coat over the top since I will be covering it with paper. I did make sure the edges had a full coat of paint as they would be showing. I spray painted two coats onto the edges of the mirrors.
I traced the mirror onto the scrapbook paper, cut off excess paper, and then I placed the paper on top of the mirror and cut out the center area with a razor blade.
I then put a layer of mod podge onto the top of the frame and placed the paper on top and smoothed out any bumps. After that was complete, I put another mirror on top of it so that it would dry flat without any bubbles. After it was dry I then put a coat of mod podge on the top of the scrap book paper to give it a glossy look and make sure it was secured to the frame properly.
I printed a few Instagram pics (4×4 in size) on my computer and they almost fit perfectly into the mirrored section of the frame. You may need to trim a the edges so it fits inside the frame.
Once the frame was finished I glued the picture onto the center of the frame and put a coat of mod podge on top. I let the frames dry over night and then they were ready to display! I love the pieces of scrapbook paper I choose as they look like different types of distressed woods. It is a fun little touch to add to the playroom.
I love this idea of creating your own frame exactly how it you want it to look. I’m also intriged by trying out a gallery wall in my hallway just like Sam did. Last week I did an Ikea dresser hack…do you have a favorite Ikea hack you’ve done or want to try? (I guess I’m on a little bit of an Ikea hack kick. Haha) Please share!
I hope you all have a great week, pretty busy over here. Next week I leave to go to Arizona to compete with my quartet Delilah. (You can read more about my group here.) Straight from Arizona I fly to Hawaii to go celebrate my brother and future sister in law! They are getting married! Okay…deep breath…back to packing!