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    Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

    Since the last time I showed my vanity many people have asked me about the mirror, and I thought I would tell you how I made it in a thread of its own.



    I wanted a hollywood style mirror in my vanity, but they're really impossible to find, and when you do find them, they cost a fortune. Instead I did something different and much cheaper.

    IKEA has a lamp called MUSIK which is similar to the effect you get from a Hollywood mirror.

    IKEA | Lighting | Bathroom lighting | MUSIK | Wall lamp

    I used a basic Kolja mirror in the same length (24inches) as the MUSIK lamp.

    IKEA | Decoration & mirrors | Mirrors | KOLJA | Mirror

    I attached it to the wall, and placed one MUSIK lamp on either side of the mirror. You could place one on the top and the bottom as well and get a more dramatic effect.


    Hope that helps

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    Haha thats great DIY. But I have a question about that stool... WHERE DID YOU GET IT? I've been looking for something dramatic and that totally fits the bill!

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    Thank you so much for posting this! I've been researching on how to do this myself, but this is so much easier than everything I've seen! Very clever!

    Thanks again! You're awesome!
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

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    Haha thats great DIY. But I have a question about that stool... WHERE DID YOU GET IT? I've been looking for something dramatic and that totally fits the bill!

    That's from Kartell, and it's called La Boheme. It's a stool/small table. They have it in different colours and shapes.

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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

    Thank you so much for posting this! What a great, inexpensive way to achieve such an awesome effect. I love it!
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    I love it!!!!!!!!!!! Was it hard to install the lighting? I always wanted to put up scones but thought I would have to cut a hole in the wall and mess with the wiring
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

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    I love it!!!!!!!!!!! Was it hard to install the lighting? I always wanted to put up scones but thought I would have to cut a hole in the wall and mess with the wiring


    No not really. I just attached a wire and a standard plug. The wire could easily come out at the end of the lamp and just go down the wall to the wall socket. No problem.

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    Really? Thats awesome!!! Im so getting that and I will show you when im done Thanks for the inspiration!!!
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    Really? Thats awesome!!! Im so getting that and I will show you when im done Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    One thing though. It looks on the picture on the IKEA website like there is some sort of round plate on the back. There wasn't on mine. I'm not sure if it is something on the wall or if it's a part they have added to the lamp. Be sure to check it out.

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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

    Beautiful idea! I love this look. Is that the helmer drawer?
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    Beautiful idea! I love this look. Is that the helmer drawer?


    Yes exactly

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    Your table looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    One thing though. It looks on the picture on the IKEA website like there is some sort of round plate on the back. There wasn't on mine. I'm not sure if it is something on the wall or if it's a part they have added to the lamp. Be sure to check it out.


    Thanks for the heads up.I was looking at your picture to see where that plate was!!! LOL!!! I asked my boyfriend to build this for me and he feels all manly now. I cant wait to do this now!!
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

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    Thanks for the heads up.I was looking at your picture to see where that plate was!!! LOL!!! I asked my boyfriend to build this for me and he feels all manly now. I cant wait to do this now!!

    Great! Please show us the result when it's done.

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    Great! Please show us the result when it's done.


    Hey!! I went to Ikea yesterday and got all my things and its almost done. The only thing I have to do is get the wires and plug. I am soooo excited to see everything organized and completed. One more question about the wiring....Ok I got the lamps and in the back there are 3 wires total, 2 at the top and one at the bottom. When you say that you just connected a wire and a plug did you remove one of those wires? I am sorry if I am asking a stupid question but I seriously am lost. Any help further detail would be GREATLY appreciated .

    Thanks!!
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    Hey!! I went to Ikea yesterday and got all my things and its almost done. The only thing I have to do is get the wires and plug. I am soooo excited to see everything organized and completed. One more question about the wiring....Ok I got the lamps and in the back there are 3 wires total, 2 at the top and one at the bottom. When you say that you just connected a wire and a plug did you remove one of those wires? I am sorry if I am asking a stupid question but I seriously am lost. Any help further detail would be GREATLY appreciated .

    Thanks!!


    Nevermind!! I came home yesterday and somehow he had figured it out!! Pix coming soon
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

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    Nevermind!! I came home yesterday and somehow he had figured it out!! Pix coming soon

    Oh I am so sorry! I didn't se your post. I am glad it has worked out. Can't wait to see the pictures!!!

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    Thanks for sharing!
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    wonderful DIY mirror! Now, I've got to convince my husband to take another road trip to Chicago

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    omg i LOVE YOUR MIRRORR! (: (: I shall check out of we have it in Australia! thank anyways!
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

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    Oh I am so sorry! I didn't se your post. I am glad it has worked out. Can't wait to see the pictures!!!

    Ok....I had to tweak it a little bit because they didnt have the same size mirror that you had so I had to get the bigger one but here it is!!!! Thank you again for the great inspiration and all your help


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    Ok....I had to tweak it a little bit because they didnt have the same size mirror that you had so I had to get the bigger one but here it is!!!! Thank you again for the great inspiration and all your help


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    Wow that looks great! Thank you for showing it, I am only glad I could help.

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    Hey!! I went to Ikea yesterday and got all my things and its almost done. The only thing I have to do is get the wires and plug. I am soooo excited to see everything organized and completed. One more question about the wiring....Ok I got the lamps and in the back there are 3 wires total, 2 at the top and one at the bottom. When you say that you just connected a wire and a plug did you remove one of those wires? I am sorry if I am asking a stupid question but I seriously am lost. Any help further detail would be GREATLY appreciated .

    Thanks!!

    Can you actually explain how you did this with the wires?! I just bought mine the other day, and the woman working in IKEA lighting department told me you could NOT apply a plug at all, that you'd have to drill through the wall and run it that way. I tried to explain I knew about two women who had done this setup (you and the OP) and she looked at me like I was crazy and told me there was no way. I bought them anyways! I trust you ladies more!

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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

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    Can you actually explain how you did this with the wires?! I just bought mine the other day, and the woman working in IKEA lighting department told me you could NOT apply a plug at all, that you'd have to drill through the wall and run it that way. I tried to explain I knew about two women who had done this setup (you and the OP) and she looked at me like I was crazy and told me there was no way. I bought them anyways! I trust you ladies more!

    I just happened to do this and was able to figure it out by reading some tutorials and using a lot of luck. If you'd like me to explain how I did it I'd be more than happy to PM you the details.

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    I just happened to do this and was able to figure it out by reading some tutorials and using a lot of luck. If you'd like me to explain how I did it I'd be more than happy to PM you the details.

    Absolutely!!! I've been waiting for a response! The lights have been sitting outside the boxes forever now. I've googled it, but I don't think I'm googling the right terms because I can't find much on it. I'd love some details!

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    Very nice
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    You are soo clever!! Love, love, love your set up!!
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

    Oh, I love your setup!!

    I wanted something similar, but I want to have an extra lightning at the top, is it wort to buy 3 MUSIK lightnings or the 2 on the sides work just fine?
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    anyone ?
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    Re: Cheap hollywood-style mirror made with stuff from IKEA

    The two sides gives PLENTY of light. So it's just a matter of how you want it to look.

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