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

Don’t forget about enter our fabulous “The Moment” Giveaway going on right now worth over $250.00!!

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

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  1. I L O V E this …xo

  2. I love your mirror! I did something very similar, although I didn’t add starfish. They make it look so cute!
    Have a great weekend.
    Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way recently posted..IKEA Bookcase MakeoverMy Profile

  3. Noiw that is definitely not a wallflower…hehe..she has truly blossomed! Love the beachy theme and the rope is fabulous! GreAT JOB!
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  4. Beautiful! Sharing on my FB page! Pinning too!

  5. This is my fave of all the makeovers of this mirror – fabulous job!! (love that stool too)
    Anne@DesignDreams recently posted..Grain Sack Theme BedroomMy Profile

  6. Hey! I did the same mirror! And I used Mod Podge too! Totally different outcome though, don’t worry. :) I love your Summer-tastic mirror. Now get me to a beach, quick!
    Courtenay recently posted..Fabric Mod Podged Mirror Makeover: A DIY Challenge from Wayfair and Hometalk!My Profile

  7. Hi Girls I love love this mirror so coastal and perfect for spring. Much love to you both Kate xoxo
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  8. Love this!!!! I am a firm believer that anything looks much cuter with starfish on it!

    Have a blessed and amazing day!
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  9. This is awesome! I love how it turned out!
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  10. It turned out great, Heather! I’ve fallen in love lately with using rope to embellish anything I can get my hands on!
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  11. What a fun, summery makeover! I love the rope!
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  12. This looks amazing! I’m never going to have a beach house but I can sure dream and add a few accessories to my home.
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  13. Such a lovely makeover Heather! I really love what you did here!
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  14. I love this! I am redoing my bathroom with a beachy feel and this will be a perfect project. Thanks for sharing it
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  15. 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?

  16. Congratulations on your winning! This certainly is a fabulous mirror. So easy and with a big beachy inpact! Very happy for you! You are one talented girl!
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  17. Hi there! I included Heather’s fantastic mirror in my DIY Starfish Decorations post today on my blog. Since you have “comment luv” you can click on the link to see it! Thanks for always inspiring me! :)

  18. So beautiful & rustic. Love this. Thanks.

  19. Monica says:

    Love it!!! Where did you get the starfish?

  20. 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.


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