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post #31 of 103

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

Thanks! I couldn't tell from the pics, so I had to ask.
I'm going to order them, since in my country there isn't anything similar
post #32 of 103

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

This is an amazing idea. Ill be on my way to ikea tomorrow haha.
If anyone knows the whole deal with the wiring, and wouldnt mind giving me a step by step, please pm me ! haha thanks !
post #33 of 103
Hi, your work is fab! I'm impressed! I am going to get those stuff in Ikea this weekend. I'm just wondering if you could help me on how to do the wirings? Is it complicated? Can you pls pls pm me on how you di it? Thanks a lot! =)
post #34 of 103
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Hi, your work is fab! I'm impressed! I am going to get those stuff in Ikea this weekend. I'm just wondering if you could help me on how to do the wirings? Is it complicated? Can you pls pls pm me on how you di it? Thanks a lot! =)


Not at all complicated if you know how to attach a standard plug to a wire.

 

Look at page 1 in this thread where GucciGirl asked me a lot of questions about the same. You should be able to see it there. And let me know if you need any additional information :)

 

About attaching a plug to a wire there are probably some differences between Denmark and the US, so it's better to just go to a hardware store and get some help. They can explain it to you it's very easy.

 

But you baisically attach a wire to the lamp and a plug to wire in the other end. It's very straightforward if you know a little bit about electrical work or get a little help in advance. But the plugs in the states are different than here, so find a hardware store, I am sure they can help.

 

Isn't it called a hardware store? You know what I mean :) The kind of plae where you can buy a wire, a plug and a screw driwer.

 

post #35 of 103

Oh I love it!

post #36 of 103

I am definitely going to look into this!

post #37 of 103

This is amazing and I love IKEA.  Thanks so much for sharing your technique.

post #38 of 103

i love this look!

post #39 of 103

OMG YOU ARE SOOOO HELPFUL. I swear I was trying to find this kind of mirror for AGES and they're too expensive and reaally hard to find. I've made my own thanks to you! <3<3<3

can you tell me where did you buy the small table infront of the mirror? It's gorgeous. or if you find something likely tell me. 

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post #40 of 103
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OMG YOU ARE SOOOO HELPFUL. I swear I was trying to find this kind of mirror for AGES and they're too expensive and reaally hard to find. I've made my own thanks to you! <3<3<3

can you tell me where did you buy the small table infront of the mirror? It's gorgeous. or if you find something likely tell me. 

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The black table? That is a desk top from IKEA as well. The small stool is from Kartell.

post #41 of 103
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It's called Leksvik

post #42 of 103

Yours looks great! I used your idea and the bf created this for Christmas.

 

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post #43 of 103

Wow, this looks fantastic! I've been trying to find good mirror ideas for my bathroom and think that this would totally fit the bill! Trying to think what lightbulbs would be best to use for applying make-up. Nothing too strong, or I would probably go blind!

 

Clever thinking though! xx

post #44 of 103

I love that chair!  So modern and fun.

post #45 of 103

how did you attach the lamps to the mirror? also how do you turn off and on the lamps. thanks. this is an AWESOME idea and i've been looking for an alternative!

post #46 of 103
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I haven't attached them to eachother. They just attached to the wall right next to each other.

 

At the other end of each wire I have a normal plug, and I just use the switch on the wall

post #47 of 103

Looks really cute! Do you think it'll work on a diagonal wall?

post #48 of 103

Hey! So not even realizing it, a few months ago I went to Ikea and bought the Musik lamp. I already have the mirror ready to go, and I wanted to go back and pick up 2 more Musik lamps so the lights go all around the mirror like the Hollywood Vanity, but do you think 3 lights would be TOO bright? 

 

If I do go with 3 lamps, do you think maybe using lower watt bulbs would help? I just dont wan't to go blind when I light up all 3 lamps! Thanks in advance :)

post #49 of 103

once i move into my new apartment.. i want my vanity lighted like this.. love it.. simply cute

post #50 of 103
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Hey! So not even realizing it, a few months ago I went to Ikea and bought the Musik lamp. I already have the mirror ready to go, and I wanted to go back and pick up 2 more Musik lamps so the lights go all around the mirror like the Hollywood Vanity, but do you think 3 lights would be TOO bright? 

 

If I do go with 3 lamps, do you think maybe using lower watt bulbs would help? I just dont wan't to go blind when I light up all 3 lamps! Thanks in advance :)



Yes definitely. The power of the bulbs make a lot of difference. I have tried a couple

post #51 of 103
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Looks really cute! Do you think it'll work on a diagonal wall?



I am not sure, I understand what a diagonal wall is? English is not my native tongue, sorry.

post #52 of 103
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I am not sure, I understand what a diagonal wall is? English is not my native tongue, sorry.


Haha it's not mine either! Ehm, you can have like 4 straight walls or you can have like 2 straight walls and 2 walls going from the floor to the ceiling in a point. Mostly in a attic. You know what I mean now? 

post #53 of 103

this looks great! and a way better bargain then that vanity girl mirror

post #54 of 103

Really cool! Thank you for sharing!

post #55 of 103
Hi there!! I would be very thankful i you could help me now! I bought the same things from Ikea, but I dont know exactly how to put everything together, especially with the wires! So, have you figured it out how to install everything? Can you give me some help?
Thank you!
Gabriela
post #56 of 103

I was scouring the net for a "Hollywood style" vanity (with lights) for my "Diva in training" who is 13. She is also a commercial actress, so I thought it fitting. $400 is the cheapest mirror like that I could find! Your DIY idea came up in my search. I also read GucciGirl's posts and between the both of you, I assembled mine! One tweek in the idea...instead of splicing extention cords to each lamp, splice a lamp cord with a built in toggle switch to each. Then staple each switch under the lip of the left and the right side of the desk. Now you don't have to fumble each time to plug and unplug when you want to use it!

post #57 of 103

Splice the black and white cord on back of lamps to an extention cord or to a lamp cord with built in switch.

post #58 of 103

I can't thank you enough for posting this! I'm designing my new home and I wasn't necessarily prepared to spend $300 on a mirror! haha Your idea is so creative! :) Love it.. X

post #59 of 103

so helpful! thank you :)

post #60 of 103

I just found this thread and was actually going to do the same thing. You mentioned you had to wire the lights to a standard plug. Did you wire the lights to seperate plugs or to one plug for the both of them? Also, could you provide step by step instructions on how you did it?

 

I would greatly appreciate it.


Thank you
Dena

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