We picked up simple, dorm-room, $5 mirrors, from Lowes, Walmart and Target, respectively, in this process. I broke the first mirror before I could carefully free the glass from its plastic trim. The second mirror made it free and was glued to a frame we made out of 1x6 pieces of wood stained a dark walnut and our favorite keg jig. It made it to the glue stage before I cracked it. The third survived, but this is the result -
It's a funhouse mirror. We made a beautifully framed funhouse mirror.
At this point, we're throwing in the towel. We're not meant to make mirrors. The intent was to include this in the guest room, but our guests have enough insults from the cats throwing themselves at the door in an effort to get inside and stare at the people that we can't subject them to a funhouse mirror as well. The hunt is back on.