DIY Coastal Rope Mirror Makeover Challenge


DIY Coastal Rope Mirror Makeover from

I love a good makeover. The kind where the plain girl who’s been quietly going through life half hoping no one ever notices her, half hoping that someday will be her day to be transformed and swept off her feet by the handsome football player, or maybe Prince Charming himself!

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That was kind of like the Stratford Mirror by Wayfair.  It was sweet and simple but needed a little oomph! a little vavavoom!

One to never turn down a DIY Challenge, I accepted the offer from Wayfair and HomeTalk to makeover this plain mirror into a coastal beauty!


1 Framed Mirror
100 feet of Twisted Sisal Rope
Hot Glue Gun
Bag of Starfish
1 Container of Hard Coat Mod Podge
1 Bag of Sea Shell Decorative Filler

Coastal Rope Mirror Makeover Tutorial from

This mirror makeover couldn’t be easier! The most difficult part is sitting for a few hours gluing rope around and around in circles.  The key is to keep your rope tight and even, trimming it off at the end and then looping back around with a new row.

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After rope is applied, attach starfish using hot glue. Heavily coat shelf ledge with mod podge and layer with sea shell filler.  Allow to dry.

DIY Coastal Rope Mirror from

 I really love how this turned out and I have the perfect spot for it in my Coastal Powder Room.  It puts me in the mood for hot summer days and the beach!  A big thank you to Wayfair and Hometalk for including me in the DIY Challenge! Be sure to check out Wayfair for tons of fabulous home decor and HomeTalk for tons of fabulous home inspiration!

Are you looking for some more fabulous coastal decorating ideas? I’d love you to check out our fabulous round up of Sea Shell Decor Ideas over on HomeTalk!

Seashell Projects Roundup from Hometalk and At The Picket Fence

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We’d also love to invite you to join us over at Cedar Hill Ranch, where Vanessa is hanging out with our friend Anita On The Back Porch!

See you back here soon….at the picket fence.

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Disclosure: I was provided the Stratford Mirror and supplies for this DIY Challenge by Wayfair


  1. Charlotte says

    Great idea. I bought a huge ornate mirror from a family estate sale last fall. The ornate trim is in a lot worse shape than I thought and have been racking my brain on how to salvage this piece. This is it!! One thing… when attaching the rope to you start on the outside and work towards the middle or vice versa?

  2. JaneEllen says

    Wish I had one of those mirrors but I’ll make due with what I have handy in house. Your mirror is so incredible, love all layers used to make it so beachy. Who doesn’t love beachy? Even if it’s not beachy season this mirror will look so great in any room. Awesome inspiration, pinning this.

  3. stephanie codispoti says

    I have just a unframed mirror in m bathroom, do I need to frame it first or can I just put the rope on it without the frame

  4. Mary Ellen Mandeville says

    I really love this mirror,I am most absolutely in love with beach theme decor and I would love to make this to display in my home!


  1. […] For a mirror similar to this one you’ll need twisted sisal rope, a hot glue gun, starfish, mod podge and decorative filler. Glue rope to the frame in circles and keep it tight and even. Then attach the starfish with hot glue. For the shelf, first apply a coat of mod podge and then a layer of sea shell filler.{found on atthepicketfence}. […]

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