Have you dreamt of a Hollywood Vanity Mirror since you were a young girl? Or perhaps you know a young girl that is begging and pleading for you to buy one right now.
Why wouldn’t you want one?
Not only are they a glamorous, fun accessory for your bedroom but they are practical too giving great, evenly distributed light source for your makeup application. Great for making those YouTube vlogs too!
If you can’t find the perfect style or size for your bedroom space, or perhaps you don’t have the budget for some of the more luxury styles on the market, why not make a Hollywood Mirror?
It seems from YouTube that everyone is having a go at making cheap Hollywood Mirrors. Although this video I have found is not a tutorial, it will certainly give you a good idea of how you might go about it, what you will need and the prices.
Here’s it what I learnt from the video:
Things that you will need:
- A mirror – an Ikea Stave Mirror was used (17cm x 17cm).
- 2 x light bars – again purchased from Ikea
- Wire, plug and torpedo switch
The light bars bought were intended as wall lights adapted slight made great Hollywood mirror lights. They were rewired for their new purpose and a three pin plug being added for the power source.
Sticky pads were used to attach the light bars to the sides of the mirror with the excess wire being attached to the back of the mirror for safety.
The final touch was to add the bulbs. Choose your bulbs wisely, they are expensive. Larger bulbs were found to both look better and be brighter.
The on/off switch for the lights was affixed to the bottom of the mirror within easy reach.
This is by far the most basic and cheap Hollywood mirror that I have found on YouTube. It demonstrates that anyone can put together something on a budget even if it’s in it’s simplest of forms.
I personally think that the result was very effective and the Hollywood vanity mirror certainly serves its purpose and has made it owner very happy!
Now, I’m off to Ikea!
Have you had a go at making anything like this? Maybe you have made a YouTube video about how to make something. Please share it with me in the comments.