Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays loves! This tutorial will teach you how to make a vanity mirror. It’s great because it’s very customizable and it’s way cheaper than buying one! All the products mentioned will be linked down below as usual.
Disclaimer: Obviously I am not a licensed electrician, and you should consult one to make sure your build is completely safe!
Shout out to my boyfriend for making this vanity mirror and explaining everything to me! (:
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1. Chatham 25-7/8 in. L x 19 in. W Wall Mirror in White (Any wood/plastic with a thick enough frame
and a mirror that does not extend into the frame will do): HomeDepot $40
2. Servalite 75 Watt Black Hard-Wired Light Socket (These are size 25 versus size
12, which are sockets for smaller bulbs): Lowes $3/socket
3. IDEAL 25-Pack Plastic Standard Wire Connectors: Lowes $2
4. 16-AWG 2 Conductor Lamp Cord (We bought about 4 feet of this, they cut to a specific length for us at Lowes, the leading number is a indicator of thickness): Lowes $2
5. GE Lamp Cord set with Molded Plug (We bought ours from walmart, alternatively you can also buy the plug by itself and more lamp cords): Walmart $3
6. Clear G25 Light Bulbs (G stands for globe, for the shape. You can choose any shape, just make sure it matches the socket): Walmart pack of 3 for $4
1. Black & Decker Hole Saw Set (one of the sizes matched the light socket exactly): Walmart $9
2. Hyper touch 5.0A 3/8” Electric Drill (We tried used a cordless battery powered 12 volt drill but it was not powerful enough as the wood material was very dense): Walmart $15
1. Remote to turn on/off the light wirelessly (not shown in video): HomeDepot $10
Parallel Circuit: What we want to do, all lights are equal brightness. (Notice that we can trace a line from the + end of the battery to the1st, 2nd, 3rd light bulb respectively without going through any other bulb)
Series Circuit: This will still work, but the light farther from the battery will be dimmer. (Notice that to get to the 2nd or 3rd bulb from the top we have to go through bulb 1)
Music Used: “Life of Riley” Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Life of Riley by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under CC Attribution 3.0.