Published on September 14th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Malma meets Venice

Materials: Malma mirror, mosaic tiles, tile nippers, glue, grout, husband to pour the wine

Description: We moved into a place with a hideous little bathroom. As a gift to myself, I decided to defy our rental agreement and paint. The bathroom had two colours of blue tile, and we had a pair of beautiful masks from Venice, so I decided to use our $2.99 pine Malma mirror to tie it all together.

I used a pencil to draw a couple of Venetian masks onto the pine, as well as four diagonal lines to outline where the two different colours of blue tile would go.

Hubby poured wine and chose DVDs while I curled up at the coffee table with my tile nippers; I sipped and nipped and glued for a couple of hours. The next day, I added grout. We painted the bathroom to match the mirror. Voila! Gorgeous! Hideous bathroom redeemed!

~ Mia Torr, Vancouver

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5 Responses to Malma meets Venice

  1. The pine Malma mirror looks really beautiful in it’s place, as if it was custom designed for your bathroom. Good choice! Oh and did it really cost you just $2.99?

  2. Blue Damask says:

    thanks for the inspiration, i’ve a few Malmas
    picked up during sales…

  3. Amanda says:

    Thank you, we had a lot of fun to browse through all the links although there are a couple which don’t work anymore!!!


  4. Donna says:

    what kind of glue? won’t the steam loosen the tiles?

  5. Dee says:

    That looks great. Looks like you used thinset grout, right?

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