Published on December 9th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Mirror bedside table feat. Malm/Minde

Materials: Malm chest (2 drawer), Minde wall mirror, Selly’s liquid nails, Dioder lighting strips

Description: I wanted to share my hack which is a mirrored bedside table. I recently bought a new bed and of course, decided that I needed some new bedsides to go with it. I fell in love with some mirrored bedside tables, but quickly fell out of love when I saw the price (>$600 AUD each). I desperately wanted them but could never justify the price… enter the hack! A quick trip to Ikea and I was pleasantly surprised when I found some materials that I could put together to hopefully create some replicas.

1. I bought 2x white Malm chests ($59 AUD) and 2x Minde wall mirrors ($39 AUD). I was originally going to get the mirrors custom ordered, but for that the Minde mirrors were the perfect width (40cm) for the Malm.

2. Get the mirrors cut to size. I went to a local glazier who was lovely enough to do it for free! I needed two top pieces (approx. 40 x 48cm) and four drawer fronts (approx. 40 x 20cm).

2. Assembly! I made the frame for the chest but left the drawers incomplete until I was ready to attach the mirror pieces.

3. To attach the mirrors, I used Selley’s Liquid Nails for Mirrors and Glass. I’m not sure if this is available outside Australia, but if not, you will need to use a natural cure silicone as normal silicones may corrode the backing of the mirror. This part was pretty easy, just had to pop the silicone in a caulking gun and apply the silicone in strips approx. 8cms apart (make sure not to go too close to the edge). Let cure for 48-72 hours.

4. Assemble the drawers and put into the frame.

5. Marvel at your new bedside tables!

P.S. The lights behind the headboard are also from Ikea, they are Dioder LED strip lights

~ Katie B, Melbourne, Australia

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Mirror bedside table feat. Malm/Minde

  1. KB says:

    This is fantastic and I am hoping to give a new look to my old malm side tables.

    One question – when you had the mirrors cut, did you have to get a special edge put on them so they weren’t sharp?


  2. Katie B says:

    Thanks for the lovely feedback everyone! I bought the bedding online from a daily deal site so I’m afraid I have no idea where you could find one like it :(

  3. Anonymous says:

    These turned out GREAT. I am looking at mirror tables for my daughter’s room after a move and the prices are so outrageous. This was a great idea. Now I am wondering if I could go a step further and get some stuff to etch a design into the mirrors, like two straight lines or something. You definitely have me thinking now! :)

  4. Gurlygirlz says:

    This is PERFECT…I’m in the market for mirror furniture too, but still haven’t bought any yet because of the prices. Thank you SO MUCH

  5. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful job! I love the bedding that you have! Where did you get it?

  6. Daniel (Bruxelles - Belgium) says:

    Beautyfull !!!

    I was in the glass/mirror industry and you are right when you write that mirros may not be glued with standard silicone glue. In all the countries of the world there is special glue (non silicone and a little bit more expensive) to glue the mirrors without destroying of the back of the mirrors.

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