DIY Light Up Vanity Mirrors (You Can Make)

I admit it, I’m a bit of a girly girl. I love playing with makeup, painting my nails and making my hair pretty. Thing is, that can be tough to do leaning over a bathroom counter, peering into a too far away mirror in bad lighting! Problem solved. These DIY vanity mirrors are the perfect project in any house! Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a light up vanity mirror? It feels good to pamper yourself, right? So we decided to go glam, and found you some of the best tutorials! Let’s get lit! (Literally!)



DIY Vanity Mirrors with Lights (Ideas & Projects)

DIY Vanity Dresser with Mirror

Claire Baker‘ figured out how to use an Ikea Malm desk, Alex drawer units, and Musik lighting strips to create her one of a kind vanity dresser with mirror, lighted, of course! She tells you exactly which products to get, and how to assemble them into this customized piece. Did we mention, it’s so pretty too!


Gold Vanity Mirror with Lights

From ‘Mr. Kate‘, this stunning gold vanity mirror with lights could sit atop any ol’ desk or dresser, and would look so flippin’ fab, you won’t know whether to look at yourself, or just at the mirror! Budget project made with a frameless mirror and plywood, this is a pretty easy to follow tutorial.


Homemade DIY Makeup Vanity Mirror

Cindy at ‘Made 2 Style‘ made this entire homemade DIY light up makeup mirror vanity from Ikea Alex drawer units and 2 Musik wall lamps, and she did the whole thing for under $80! A store bought set up like this could easily cost hundreds, so definitely worth the DIY.

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Full Length Vanity Mirror with Lights

Want a stunning dressing mirror? This DIY Hollywood full length vanity mirror with lights is just that! From ‘My Cherry Style‘, this is a detailed tutorial that will take your closet or dressing area to glam, fast. We love the size of this big mirror, perfect for any fashionista, right?

DIY lighted dressing mirror


DIY Vanity with Mirror and Lights

Want something with casual, cute style? From ‘Jen Woodhouse‘, this DIY vanity with mirror and lights is perfect for any age. Love the matching stain with the mirror and vanity, and that super adorable faux fur stool!


DIY Black Vanity Mirror with Lights

The drama and glam that this adds to the room is just as important as the problem it solves. If you are looking for a high end look, try this DIY black vanity mirror with lights from ‘The Sorry Girls‘. Pop on over and check out their other 3 ways to set up your dream vanity! I am hooked on the stick on globe lights they used for one project, and love the super easy shadow box DIY vanity mirror that requires no serious tools!


Antique Vanity with Mirror

We could not, not include this antique vanity with mirror, it is so gorgeous! Can you imagine using those stick on globe lights I mentioned above, or an Ikea LED light round to create the perfect vanity dresser mirror? From ‘Prodigal Pieces‘. More info on where to buy vanity mirror light kits at the very end of the post.


DIY Vanity Mirror with Lights Ikea Hack

Ikea Hackers‘ created this DIY vanity mirror with Ikea light strips and a picture frame. This lighted mirror is meant to hang over your existing one, in order to give you more lighting for things like makeup, shaving… you get it. Genius!


Big Mirror with Lights Video Tutorial

You cannot go wrong with this big mirror with lights, and the YouTube video From ‘The Find Guru‘. This is the perfect DIY glam luxury, that thanks to this video, won’t cost you luxury prices to build!


Vanity Mirror Light Kits

If you want to try your hand at making your own DIY vanity mirror or if you already have an existing mirror and would just like to “light it up”, you can shop DIY vanity mirror light kits at ‘Amazon‘!


So now that you know just how to DIY Vanity Mirrors with lights, we think you will also love our posts on Tiny Bathroom Makeovers and DIY Makeup Storage Ideas! Also check out DIY Makeup Storage Ideas over at TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Andrea
    December 27, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Trying to find instructions for Sofias mirror… Any links?

    • Kathy Woodard
      January 11, 2018 / 3:42 pm

      Hi Andrea!
      It appears that the link for that tutorial (and the blog) are no longer there, thank you for bringing it to our attention! We were able to find a video from ‘Makeup at Midnight’ on Youtube of a similar mirror, hope this helps!

  2. June 19, 2017 / 6:44 am

    Thank you for sharing this. I did the custom for my studio. All looks great !

  3. September 2, 2016 / 1:31 am

    Very creative. I love it so much, Thank for sharing. 😀

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