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Published on August 14th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Malma mirror mirror on the wall

Bj from London did a simple but beautiful hack on the Malma mirrors.

“Just ten Malma mirrors, some emulsion and a idea for a pattern. Uber cheap. But love the effect. I used Photoshop to create my pattern and work out the layout, but free hand is just as good. 10 Malma mirrors painted white with leftover interior emulsion. I left a 2 cm gap between the frames and using a pencil drew in the pattern I wanted allowing for the gap. Again a tiny amount of left over grey emulsion from a spring decorating freshen-up filled in the pattern and done. I love the impact of the them mounted together and all for under £10!”

Other Malma hacks:
- Malma magic
- Art up your Malma mirror
- Hanna’s craft mirror
- Wall mirror art
- A frame up

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25 Responses to Malma mirror mirror on the wall

  1. this mirror on wall look amazing will going to consider this for my new home design.

  2. Useful post would it be OK if i link this on my blog? Thanks

  3. SEO Company says:

    I agree, maybe it’s just mirrors, I just saw a kick ass POP ART mirror – this could be fun!

  4. Anny says:

    My goodness, this is gorgeous and gives me so many ideas!

  5. natienka says:

    Hello there :)

    What a great place this blog is – absolute treasure for IKEA lovers :) it has actually inspired me to write a post about it and your website is the main hero :)
    (I hope you don’t mind!)


  6. Marleen says:

    As Mr. Rodacre points out, it’s a design from an IKEA curtain, so I imagine you could simply shine a light through the curtain and trace the shadows onto the mirrors hung on the wall.

    Otherwise, photograph the design, trace it in photoshop, print it out to the right scale and cut stencils (though I’d not use photoshop if you want to work to an exact scale and with geometric shapes. You’d be better off with Illustrator or some kind of CAD software.)

  7. I say this is looks dashing … the whole design is phenomenal.

  8. Sem says:

    I always find great ideas here on your blog. This one is the greatest it look very modern and sophisticated. The patters you made it more elegant to look at.

  9. Delicate and exquisite is what it looks like…love the soft look it creates in the room.

  10. Ana ~ Life's better in Pink says:

    Hi, that’s just too did u stick those on the wall?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow — just gorgeous!

    By emulsion, do you mean paint?

    So, did you hand-paint them? How did you transfer the pattern from Photoshop onto the wood?

  12. Ammar Tariq Rai says:

    did the same thing last week! it looks great

  13. that is the cutest hack I’ve seen in a long time!

  14. Lori= says:

    awesome idea and design!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    This looks absolutely fantastic!!!

  16. eco-stylista says:

    Great inspiration! I also have 4 mirrors and I needed an idea what to do with them! Thanks for the idea!

  17. Anonymous says:

    i LOVE that candelabra! where did you get it?!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Ooohhh chic!

  19. Mr. Rodacre says:

    That pattern looks an awful lot like these IKEA curtain panels:

    Just sayin… ;-)

  20. waywardmedic says:

    I like this very much, quite elegant. I must give this a try. Can you post a link to the design pattern? or a jpeg of it so we can get an idea (for those living in the dark ages w/out photoshop)? Thank you.

  21. Jose A says:

    Beautiful! I think I will steal this idea for my bathroom. Love the pattern too.

  22. Very pretty!

    Any chance he’d be willing to share the Photoshop pattern?

  23. Möp says:

    rly nice!

  24. Eileen says:


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