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post #61 of 96
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Originally Posted by ThePowderPuff View Post

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

nice set-up

post #62 of 96

Hi there,

 

Is it possible to provide step by step instructions with regards to the wiring of the lamps?

 

Greatly appreciate it.

 

Patty

post #63 of 96
This is very dramatic and affordable, thank you for the tips! I see a trip to Ikea in my future this weekend. th_ymca.gif
post #64 of 96
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Originally Posted by honey on boost View Post

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

 

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Hi Honey on Boost,

 

which mirror is that? is it the same mirror? where did you get that stool and cabinet on the right?
 

post #65 of 96

Thank you! This is great!

post #66 of 96
Next time I go to IKEA I will be getting a whole new vanity setup! Including the supplies for this mirror! Thanx for posting
post #67 of 96

OMG this is life-changing I just recently spent $400 on the Vanity Girl mirror but clearly could have just done this! Maybe for my next makeup setup. lol.

post #68 of 96
I did it! Lol (well actually my cousin set it up for me) Everything purchased at ikea! Under $100.00 spent for mirror and lights.

post #69 of 96
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I did it! Lol (well actually my cousin set it up for me) Everything purchased at ikea! Under $100.00 spent for mirror and lights.


It looks so cute. Well done (cousin)! tong.gif
post #70 of 96

Which mirror is that??
 

post #71 of 96
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Originally Posted by AMxoxo View Post

Which mirror is that??
 

 

 

 

 

I will look up the receipt tonight when I get home. I cant seem to find it on the ikea website now. I bought it at the ikea store two weeks ago for a little over $25.00. :-)

post #72 of 96
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I did it! Lol (well actually my cousin set it up for me) Everything purchased at ikea! Under $100.00 spent for mirror and lights.


Came out great!

post #73 of 96

This is so simple and nice! Thank you for your tip!

post #74 of 96
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I will look up the receipt tonight when I get home. I cant seem to find it on the ikea website now. I bought it at the ikea store two weeks ago for a little over $25.00. :-)


Yeah, i couldnt find it on the website either. I wanted to make a trip out to ikea and get this mirror! Please let me know when you can!! =)

post #75 of 96
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Yeah, i couldnt find it on the website either. I wanted to make a trip out to ikea and get this mirror! Please let me know when you can!! =)

Found it! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30149132/ smiles.gif
post #76 of 96
I keep updating my SO with posts from this thread in hopes that I get a new handmade (via IKEA) vanity area for my birthday. He can find his inner Tim "the tool man" Taylor.
post #77 of 96
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Found it! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30149132/ smiles.gif

omgahhhh you rock!!!!!! <3

post #78 of 96

could you please email me and tell me how to change this wiring to a plug in! everyone at home depot and lowes has been unhelpful! vvignolesi@gmail.com. This would be such a great help! Btw, i wish my lights didnt have that stupid circle. you are lucky you got your lights before they changed the design. thanks!

post #79 of 96

I've tried checking out the Dutch IKEA website, but we don't seem to have those lights, only a waaay bigger panel for about €50. Might have to visit IKEA some time, I've never been there! Might be moving this year though, so better not mess around too much with my room because I might have to take it all down again! Haha ><

post #80 of 96
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Originally Posted by veronica8690 View Post

could you please email me and tell me how to change this wiring to a plug in! everyone at home depot and lowes has been unhelpful! vvignolesi@gmail.com. This would be such a great help! Btw, i wish my lights didnt have that stupid circle. you are lucky you got your lights before they changed the design. thanks!


The circle comes off the lights and you should be able to google instructions on the wiring.

post #81 of 96
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Originally Posted by veronica8690 View Post

could you please email me and tell me how to change this wiring to a plug in! everyone at home depot and lowes has been unhelpful! vvignolesi@gmail.com. This would be such a great help! Btw, i wish my lights didnt have that stupid circle. you are lucky you got your lights before they changed the design. thanks!

I took the circles off. They came with it. I can send you the video of how we did it, but it will be a few vid clips because it's too long to send from my phone. 


Edited by Ivonne383 - 2/28/13 at 11:22am
post #82 of 96

My mom bought me the lights as a surprise! They're more expensive here in the Netherlands (or maybe Europe as a whole though), they were €30. Sometimes moms are just the sweetest!

Hmmmmm can't wait until my well lit make-up spot is finished!

post #83 of 96

Anyone that can help with the wiring pleeeease email or pm me!! I have the lights/mirror for my bf to fix for me at weekend, but don't know what else I need....Also have the plugs but need wire...anything else? Thankyou muchly!

post #84 of 96
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Originally Posted by jadangel2001 View Post

Anyone that can help with the wiring pleeeease email or pm me!! I have the lights/mirror for my bf to fix for me at weekend, but don't know what else I need....Also have the plugs but need wire...anything else? Thankyou muchly!

It's extremely easy.. There are two wires a ground and a power (white & black wire) just connect them to the same Color wire on the plug and you're done.
post #85 of 96

do you know how to mount the lights on the wall without the circle plate?

Please let me know...thank you!!

post #86 of 96
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Originally Posted by honey on boost View Post


The circle comes off the lights and you should be able to google instructions on the wiring.
post #87 of 96
Opps sorry I'm new here:) Can you please tell me how you removed the circle disks? Also, did you add a dimmer? I think I saw a switch in the right. Thank you!
post #88 of 96
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Originally Posted by Ivonne383 View Post

I took the circles off. They came with it. I can send you the video of how we did it, but it will be a few vid clips because it's too long to send from my phone. 

Can you please tell me how you removed the circle plates? Thank you!
post #89 of 96
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Originally Posted by honey on boost View Post


The circle comes off the lights and you should be able to google instructions on the wiring.

Can you please tell me how you removed the circle plates? Thank you!
post #90 of 96
Hi ther
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Originally Posted by christix View Post

do you know how to mount the lights on the wall without the circle plate?
Please let me know...thank you!!

Hi there! Did you ever figure out how to remove the plates?
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