Project Guide

How to Make a Mosaic Tile Mirror

1
Cut Boards to Size
CUT BOARDS SIZE - Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

Cut List:


  • Cut one 1/2-inch x 2-foot x 4-foot plywood into a 2- x 2-foot square
  • Cut both the 1 ½- x 1 ½-inch poplar and ½- x 5 ½-inch poplar into 16-inch lengths.
  • Cut one ¾- x 1 ½-inch poplar boards into two 25 1/4-inch boards.
  • Use a second board of ¾- x 1 ½-inch poplar to cut two 23 ¾-inch pieces.
  • Paint all the boards to your desired color once all pieces are cut.
2
Glue Mirror
GLUE MIRROR - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • Measure and mark the center of the plywood square.
  • Glue mirror tile in place and gently press to secure.
  • Allow to dry.
3
Build Shelf
BUILD SHELF - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror

Attach the two pieces of poplar together to form a shelf.

4
Attach Shelf
ATTACH SHELF  - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • Position the shelf on the plywood just under the mirror.
  • Secure with nails.
5
Apply SimpleMat
APPLY SIMPLEMAT- How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • Cut SimpleMat sheets to the exact size of the plywood area to be tiled.
  • Remove SimpleMat backing and apply to plywood per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Apply tiles in whatever pattern you desire.
6
Fill Empty Spaces
FILL EMPTY SPACES - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • To fill in around the edges, pull pebble tiles from mesh backing.
  • Fill in until the entire surface is covered intiles.
7
Add Frame
ADD FRAME - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • Frame the outside of the mosaic mirror with the two ¾- x 1 ½- x 23 ¾-inch boards and the two ¾- x 1 ½- x 25 ¼-inch boards.
  • Secure boards with nails.
8
Apply Grout
APPLY GROUT  - Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • Use painter’s tape to tape off the mirror and the shelf.
  • Apply grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Tip: Always wear gloves while applying grout.

9
Smooth Edges
SMOOTH EDGES - How Make Mosaic Tile Mirror
  • Smooth the edges of the project by lightly dragging a damp sponge along the grout on the edges of the project and inside the edge along the mirror.
  • Remove the tape while the grout is still wet.
  • Allow to completely dry.
  • Fix French cleats to hang.
  • Add candles to finish.