Framing Builder Grade Mirrors on the Cheap


About a year and a half ago DH and I framed out the builder grade mirrors in 2 of our 3 bathrooms. Framing out these mirrors is one of the cheapest and easiest upgrades you can do. The cost is only as expensive as the trim that you purchase (or already have).

Before heading out to your favorite home improvement store or digging through your stash at home; make sure to measure the perimeter of your mirror(s).

Bathroom #2, which has been repainted

Master Bathroom

Supplies:
2 - 1x2.5x8 simple molding
3 - 1x4x8 baseboards
tube liquid nail, we used one tube for both bathrooms
painters tape
miter saw
pencil
tape measure
caulk

Make sure to paint the backs of the boards before hand. It was raining the day I painted them, so I laid down plastic and used my dining table!

The 2 boards on the right is the molding for the second bathroom.
1. Clean mirrors thoroughly before starting.

2. Measure mirror again REMEMBER: MEASURE TWICE CUT ONCE, start making your cuts (we started with the sides then moved to the top and bottom). Make sure to do a rough fit before gluing boards to mirror.

3. Run liquid nail along the back of boards, if you put too much on make sure to wipe of immediately. Place boards on mirror, adding pressure to adhere, once all boards are in place, add painters tape to keep boards from moving while drying.



*IMPORTANT - DO NOT USE SHOWER OR TUB FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS*

I let ours dry for 48 hours before I removed the tape.

In our Master bathroom we decided to divide to apply the boards down the middle.


Once dry, apply caulk, let dry (I waited 24 hours) then paint.

Here are the finished mirrors:





I love the way they look, especially the master bath mirror.

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