Liz Gray

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Jun 15

Design Star How-To: Build Britany’s 3-D Mirror

Another week of Design Star, another fabulous how-to project. (Did you see last week’s step-by-step instructions for Rachel’s White Room challenge chevron dressers?)  There’s been a lot of chatter here on the blog about Britany’s stunning 3-D mirror installation in Kris Kardashian Jenner’s redesigned conference room.  And judge Vern Yip was all about it on the show, too: “The mirrored wall is really smart…It took a very inexpensive material and made it look luxe,” he said. Want one of your own? Here’s how to do it.

Britany Simon's 3-D Mirror

The 3-D mirror from the conference room designed by Britany Simon and Mikel Welch.

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn recreated a smaller-scale, framed version of this focal point with squares of basic mirror, plywood and trim.  Best of all: Though it looks high-end, the materials are inexpensive and you can create it in an afternoon.

Multi-Faceted Mirror Focal Point

Add a glamorous mirrored focal point to your home.

See how to make this simple, glamorous accent:

Get the full step-by-step instructions for Britany’s mirrored wall here. Stay tuned for more how-tos throughout the Design Star season!

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  1. Where or can we find the sources? Love the conference table; where can I find it? Thank you, great rom!

    stacey on June 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    • That table was a white lacquered Parsons table. West Elm sells a similar one (and it may be the one Mikel bought but I'm not positive) check out my blog I blog about the episodes and I can answer most source questions you may have.

      @RebeccaZajac on June 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm
  2. It would be great if HGTV would post close-up pictures of this wall, especially the framing supporting the raised mirrors. It's really, really hard to see in either the pic posted above or the video, and the how-to video showing how to create a similar effect inside a frame doesn't do it justice.

    It appears (?) that there's some sort of box frame under each of the raised mirrors on Britany's amazing wall. Did the carpenter create a couple dozen carefully measured boxes? And what is the paint (?) around their edges, that looks metallic (almost like duct tape color), it's *amazing*.

    And, how did Britany get the mirrors to adhere without falling?

    *Please* post close-up's and a detailed how-to on how to create this same look.

    Anthony in Madison on June 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm
  3. p.s. — *All* of the designers on this show (with the exception of one, who thankfully exited this week and was a serious distraction from the show's talent) are *amazing* — thank you to *all* of you!

    Anthony in Madison on June 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    • We used black over the counter paint. Don't remember the brand. We built 12" frames that sat 2" off the wall for the raised portions. We used liquid nails for the frames and pin nailed them in and Mirror adhesive on all mirror surfaces. It's important to paint the wall black first to help with minor discrepancies (many walls have imperfections and can really cause problems). The adhesives take time to set up so it is important to tack in your raised panels to keep them in place, and they act as a "lip" or base to keep your flush pieces in place. Your baseboard will also help as a lip for your bottom row.
      Hope this helps!

      Cija on June 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  4. It's a shame that Vern Yip sees fit to be rude and obnoxious while also belittling designers. I can understand being a critic, but do will some class and style. Maybe he should take lessons from Genevieve, but then again he has always been that way since joining HGTV so I'm not at all surprised. The latest episode only proved my pont and I will not be back to watch the rest.

    Kathy K on June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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