My space needed something. It needed pizzazz. It needed disco, funk and eccentricity. It needed an iridescent, neon lined, wavy full body mirror, naturally.
For the life of me I could not find a reasonably affordable, full body mirror that fit the fun and care-free vibes of my home office/guest bedroom space so with the ideals of Disco Frank in mind, I took to making one myself. When I proudly posted the results of this DIY project to my social media, I was flooded with messages about "where did you get this?" and "how did you make this?" and truth be told, I followed a YouTube tutorial from a creator by the name of Evelina, and I groaned for a month while procrastinating and half-assing every step of the way. This is not a project that I recommend undertaking and it still ended up being fairly costly (~$300 at the end of the day) but I LOVE the results. It truly has added so much "Disco" to the mundane details of this standing mirror and completely transformed my space. Sharing the basic process and the materials that I used below for those brave enough to tackle this project themselves:
- 24" x 68" Rectangle Leaner Floor Mirror Silver from Target - $103.31 currently on sale for 50% off (any floor mirror will work but you'll want to keep it relatively inexpensive to help offset the cost of materials)
- 2 or 3 sheets of 1/4 in. x 24 in. x 4 ft. White Reversible PVC Trim/Sheet from Home Depot (based on the measurements of your mirror, I used two) $22.98 each
- Gorilla 9 oz. Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive from Home Depot $8.97 (you will also need a caulk gun if you choose to use this glue)
- 2x Holographic Permanent Vinyl 13" x 12ft from Amazon $20 each
- 50ft LED Neon Rope from Amazon $60 - I wish that I bought a different rope, this one was WAYYYY longer and bulkier than I needed and I wish I used a different color. They have a ton more cheaper options!
- I also bought but did not end up using the following materials:
- Foam Core Board $19.52
- Exacto Knife $6.29
I mostly just followed the steps outlined in this video with a few deviations as explained below:
Instead of printing a template, I tried hand drawing the curves = fail
I then tried to use cardboard as a template which worked but seemed overly complicated
The most effective and even curves I made were by tracing half of a round coaster (any round object will work) directly onto the PVC board with pencil
The PVC board was WAY too difficult to cut with an exacto knife but the hot knife worked perfectly - I just filed the rough edges with sand paper when done
I abandoned the process of using foam core board to back it and just gorilla glued the trimmed PVC board directly onto the mirror - I should have wrapped it on both sides with the vinyl first though
Overall the project was costly and difficult, but I felt SO accomplished and exceptionally proud with the results. Let me know if you have any questions!
Good luck on your Disco DIY journey!