Show Us Your Find-Mirror Frame

Carla: J.D., you have to get out! This place is tiny and I’m sick of seeing your man-panties hanging all over the bathroom.
J.D.: They’re called boxers, Carla.
Carla: They’re satin, J.D.
J.D.: With a breathable cotton crotch panel. [voiceover] King me!-Scrubs


I have three huge 1980s mirrors in my house that overwhelm the space. I’ve been searching for what to do about them, and found several different tutorials on Pinterest for framing your bathroom mirror.  Each pinner did things a little differently, and I took advice from each one. I followed this tutorial, and this one, and gleaned wisdom from each.

I purchased my boards at Home Depot, and found the cheapest baseboards I could find. Then my sweet hubby cut them at an angle for me, because my brain can’t compute angles. I followed one blogger’s advice and made sure to paint both sides of my boards, because they do show up in the reflection of the mirror.

I put my frame together at first, and tried to leave it overnight. However, I didn’t use enough liquid nails, and it fell apart. At that point I decided it would be easier to just put the frame together on the mirror, and that worked a lot better for me.

I had to use painter’s tape to hold the mirror in place overnight.

Before:

After:

I’m so in love with the look. What do you think?

PS I also hung up those blinds, by myself! I know it seems minor but I was very proud of myself.

This project only cost me $12 for the boards, and I think $2 for the liquid nails, which I have tons leftover for the next project. I already had the paint on hand, so for $14 I have this gorgeous frame. I can’t wait to tackle the other two mirrors!

I can officially say the downstairs bathroom is DONE. It’s a great feeling!

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6 Comments

    phoebe

    love love love!! you are so talented! i have the same mirrors in my bathroom and was always wondering how to frame them! are you for hire, hahaha.

    Jenny

    It looks great! I might have to try that at my house…my bathrooms, well, they could use some improvements. They aren’t terrible, but that framed mirror looks awesome!
    P.S. Love scrubs!! 🙂

    Emmy

    Amazing job girl!! Seriously looks so much better. I was telling my mom about this project as she has the same mirrors at her house (though hers are from the 60’s- yikes) Glad it worked for you and you should be proud

    sara@domesticallychallenged

    Big improvement for sure! So easy, but makes a big difference!

    Janette

    You need to look into home decor or something to do updates & upgrades for other people! You’re doing some awesome projects!!! xoxo

    Sarah Kate

    Wow! I’m impressed! That made a huge difference in how the mirror looks! I really, really love it! You’ve definitely got a talent for making upgrades on a budget! Good for you!

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