Porthole Mirror

Nothing gives me quite the thrill as looking over a new catalog that came in the mail and finding something I like.

Nothing that is, except realizing that I have all the pieces and can makit myself! 

I knew I had an old chippy, round, nautical thingy in my workshop and some rope.

And I knew I had a round mirror.

But how happy was I when I realized that they were actually a perfect fit!

I love it when that happens! 

I glued the mirror to the round metal piece using gorilla glue so it is on there forever! 

Boom!  Instant porthole mirror.

Just like the one in the fancy, expensive catalog! 

There are no more complicated directions or links to other posts, this was all there was to making a porthole mirror like the one I saw in the catalog. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Awesome! Love your technical terminology as well - lol!!

  2. Ohhhhh....I love this! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creativity!

  3. I love it Susan. I see a DIY Club entry for September.


  4. Wow, that was serendipitous! What a great treasure.

  5. And nothing gives me a thrill quite like when you find something in a catalog you want to recreate...... and then you do!


  6. Don't you love those projects that just work! This is really a great transformation. If you would like to share it at Share It One More Time...Would love to have you.

  7. This is awesome!!! I'm in love!

  8. Ohhh this is great project.. it looks great. Enjoyed finding your blog.

  9. Totally pinned this! I LOVE this project! Now I need to be on the lookout for something to put the mirror in :)


  10. Wow! What a great fit! I love it when that happens too. What's not to like? (And wisteria's so expensive!). You did good.

  11. And, it's much lovlier than the one in the magazine!


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