- Aesthetic: Right now I am stuck between two aesthetics. One, (first image below) is a classic, sleek rendition of a vanity mirror. This is the most common design for this type of mirror. The second aesthetic I’m considering reminds me of a sort of delicate/natural aesthetic. (see second photo) The sort of wildflower design makes the mirror much more visually appealing. Sort of like an art piece than doubles as a mirror rather than just a mirror. I would but the flowers on a white frame to follow along more with a natural aesthetic. The only problem I could see with this floral aesthetic would be changing themes in my bedroom where bright florals would no longer match.
- Frame: If my mirror comes without a frame, I need to find one/build one. The frame needs to be easily manipulated (to drill holes/decorate) but it needs to be strong and stable.
- Lightbulbs: I would like it if the lightbulb brightness could be adjusted but I’m not sure what kind of work goes in to that. I also need to get lightbulbs that will not make be burn up if I sit in front of them for a while. Putting on makeup or fixing my hair is no fun if I’m sweaty doing it.
- Cost: I hope to keep this relatively cheap. Vanity mirrors can run for up to a couple hundred dollars. I have seen some DIY versions on Pinterest that I will try to follow. This all depends on what kind of recycled mirrors I can find: the mirror will definitely be the most expensive part. If I don’t find any quality mirrors I will be forced to buy one which will increase the cost greatly.
- Mounting: I don’t want the mirror to have to lean up against a wall. I either want it to sit up straight on its own or be easily mountable to the wall without too much trouble or wall damage.