IKEA makes some nice and decidedly not plain square mirrors named "Hönefoss." They're hexagonal in shape and come in a box of 10 for $15 (5 each of two different hues of brown). You can read all about them on IKEA's site: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60182059/
The mirrors look pretty great on their own, but simply sticking a bunch of mirrors on the wall felt a little bit more appropriate to a dorm room than a home -- so I devised a plan to add a little 'punch' and 'pop' to the mirrors by raising them off the flat wall in two levels of depth.
Here's a quick overview of the project:
- Buy mirrors.
- Buy two thicknesses of MDF.
- Cut down to hexagonal shapes.
- Paint & sand.
- Affix to wall.
- Apply mirrors.
Tools & Materials used:
- One 1/2" Ultralight MDF Panel
- One 1" Ultralight MDF Panel
- Miter Saw
- Nail gun with 1" and 2.5" finishing nails
- Palm Sander with 160-200 grit sandpaper
- Spray Paint/Primer
- Standard Paint + paintbrush
Let's get started...