DIY can be a great way to spruce up your home on a budget. But one dedicated DIYer may have gone too far with a mirror hack from Ikea. YouTu
DIY can be a great way to spruce up your home on a budget.
But one dedicated DIYer may have gone too far with a mirror hack from Ikea.
Shayna Alnwick is a furniture flipper and DIY dabbler.
She posted a YouTube short demonstrating how to repurpose small mirrors and turn them into a wall display.
“Let me show you the easiest Ikea hack you will probably ever see,” she says.
Shayna uses 24 of Ikea’s $2.49 LÖNSÅS Mirrors to create an industrial mirror on her 12-foot wall.
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Using black duct tape, a pair of scissors, and her laser level, Shayna carefully creates a straight-line four-by-six grid.
She places Command strips on the back of each mirror and sticks them to the wall within the spaces of the grid.
“Now I have the perfect, easy, renter-friendly industrial mirror,” Shayna proclaims.
But viewers weren’t so sure this DIY qualified as “renter-friendly.”
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Criticisms filled the comments section of Shayna’s video, with naysayers calling out her use of duct tape on the wall.
A viewer commented: “But… You have duct tape on your wall now. Not only is it not going to look good, I would say it’s far from renter friendly.”
“‘Renter friendly’ and ‘duct tape directly on walls’ are logically opposed concepts, sweetheart,” another viewer wrote.
“Would literally be more renter-friendly to drill one hole to hang a mirror on and fill in after than ripping off all that glue tape bringing the wall with it,” one person pointed out.
A baffled viewer made their own suggestion to avoid using duck tape: “You could have just bought a board to put everything on and be able to take it off easily whenever you want. It will be able to hang anywhere just like a painting or a mirror from a store would.”