Sometimes an “oops” project turns into hours of frustration or a pile of materials in the corner of the garage — and sometimes an oops gives way to a project that’s even better than the original idea!

Replace the builder grade mirror with a non-traditional mirror, like we did in our family bathroom renovation:

or get creative and hang the mirror on a sliding barn-style rail to accomodate a window over the sink! (This would also be fun for a recessed medicine cabinet.)

This was actually an “accidental” project. When we remodeled our bathroom, I had intentions of making a round wood frame for our mirror, but when I cut it out.

How to Build a Floating Mirror + Shelf

How to Make a Floating Mirror Shelf

The materials:

- 2×4 (length will depend on size of mirror) -  Kreg Jig -  2 1/2″ Pocket hole screws -  Drill -  Table  -  Level

Step 1: Get a mirror

I purchased a 36″ diameter mirror from the local glass shop. Once I got it, I determined how much of it I wanted to hang below the shelf.

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