Circle Mirror Before and After: Upcycle old Wall Art into Something New

Friends you are in for a treat. I have a super fun before and after DIY for you today.I’m going to show you how I upcycled my Pier 1 circle mirror into a nautical inspired sisal rope mirror.

Do you ever get sick of your wall art? Where you are just over it… You can’t imagine it being on your wall for one more moment…? Me too.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

This post is a little story about a mirror I gave up on how I brought it back to life. With sisal rope. And a glue gun…

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle


I bought this hanging mirror about seven years ago. I paid full price for this piece at Pier 1, long before I knew anything about my home decor style, or how much things should cost. I was a new wife, with a new [empty] home and I was desperate to fill it up.

So seven years later I was still hanging on to this thing. I had tried to get rid of it but for some reason it still sat in my garage for close to a year before I decided it was time to make it over.

I recently decided to decorate my powder room with a somewhat nautical/beachy theme. One day while I was out in the garage a light bulb went off in my head when I saw this mirror. How about a sweet sisal roped port hole looking mirror to hang in the bathroom?

Done. It was time to make it happen.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

This mirror was super easy to update because the little circle mirrors just pop right out.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

I cut out a cardboard circle as the backing for my port hole. After centering the mirror on the cardboard, I used gorilla glue to secure the mirror on the cardboard.
Sisal Rope Circle Mirror Upcycle Making Home Base

This is where the fun starts! I wrapped sisal rope around the mirror securing it with hot glue all the way around until it covered the entire cardboard circle.

I added a wall hanging hook to the back to prepare it for hanging.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

I decided to make two and hung them in the powder room. The rest of the room is bare still but not for long.

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle


I am in LOVE with the result of these sisal rope circle mirrors! And the best part is that I still have seven more little mirrors to repurpose. I can’t wait to figure out how to use the others!

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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. LOVE this! What a great idea! I have a basement full of things that I purchased before I really understood my style too…Either that or my style has totally evolved! These look awesome! :)

  2. Chelsea.. you are so smart!!! What a great idea!! This is fabulous!!! LOVE!!!

  3. Cute Idea!

  4. Aaaahhh….love it!! What a great idea Chelsea! And bully for you that you have 7 more to play with. Thank goodness they were put together that way. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of them before too long. Have a great week!


  5. You definitely made the right call on repurposing that mirror.

    I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of those mirrors. Good thing you didn’t throw it out!

  6. Jules@fyimodularhomes says:

    They are super cute! I have a little half bath that I might steal your idea for!

  7. So cute girl. You are clever!

  8. Very creative project, you had me at sisal rope :)

  9. Cool idea. I would have never thought of doing that. So creative. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party.

  10. Genius! Love it!

  11. Oh my gosh I can’t believe you used cardboard for this project! You can’t even tell it’s there! Super cute! Now I’m gonna rummage through my house for mirrors I can do this too! lol

    Thanks for sharing!


  12. I love projects that completely transform like this! VERY cool :)

  13. This is an awesome idea! The mirrors look so pretty in your powder room. :)

  14. What a beautiful upcycle! Way to get some a “new” use out of an older piece.

  15. What a great way to recycle a piece! I have had some items like that where I look back and say “why did I spend my money on that!

  16. These mirrors are so cute! I definitely have to try a diy mirror =)

    By the way I am your newest follower.

  17. Coming over from Design, Dining and Diapers. Love this. I have a few things like this around the house that I would like to update. Great job.

  18. Looks great and is so do-able !

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  19. Good way to upcycle. They look great now.

  20. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can’t wait to read more. You can find me at


  21. Amy @ A Blossoming Life says:

    What a great upcyle! I would have never thought to use cardboard and twine! Love it! I would love if you would share this over at our hop

  22. Hi Chelsea! Your rope mirror turned out fabulous! I’ve been wanting to do a project like this forever…love it!!! I’m featuring your mirror today as one of my favorite projects of the week.

  23. This is an AMAZING upcycle, Chelsea! Love your creative thinking! Would love for you to share at the party! xo Bridgett

  24. I am a sucker for anything nautical! Our bedroom already has a paddle hanging above the bed, photos from our wedding photo shoot under a pier, whitewashed night tables, and a box with a compass painted on it. I think all we need now to complete the look is a nautical rope mirror! Pinning this right this instant…and since this is like the 10th time I’ve landed on your blog after clicking through from an awesome feature at linky parties, I figure it’s time to start following you in bloglovin’. Looking forward to staying in the loop on your incredible projects.

    Cheers, Lauren

  25. Super cute idea! I just wrapped a little side table in rope… love the beachy look it gives. Think I will try a mirror like this soon, thanks for the inspiration!

  26. I love it! I am definitely going to give it a try, it’s incredible.


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