Hey there! I know there are so many of us that have these boring, builder-grade mirrors hanging in their bathrooms!
Our little sister, Leasha, moved into her new home this year and she decided she wanted to spruce up her bathroom mirrors a bit! This is by far one of the easiest ways to fancy-up your boring mirrors and the best part about this project is that it won’t damage your mirror and it’s not permanent so you can change them in and out as your taste changes. This is also perfect for those who are renting!
Here is the after – after about 45 minutes of work and about $15
Leasha’s mirror was 42″x28″. We added an inch to each side so our frame would be 43″x29″. (We purchased 2 1×4 pine boards for this mirror. Pine is the most affordable route). These measurements will be long point to long point. You can use a handsaw and miter box or a miter saw to make these cuts.
We want these frames to look very smooth and clean because they are going to be mirror frames. I used pine boards to save money but we need to use a little elbow grease to clean them up before we stain them!
I started by using a 3M Sandblaster sanding pad to sand all of the edges and the top of the boards. 3M has a great line of 3M Advanced Abrasives to choose from!
I started by using a 3M Sandblaster sanding pad to sand all of the edges and the top of the boards. These are great because they are flexible and they last a long time!I always use 3M TEKK Protection when I work!
Now, go back and fill any gouges and scratches that your boards have with 3M Wood Filler . If you are staining, make sure to get the stainable wood filler!
Now for the big SECRET!
***I removed all of her mirror clips so that the frame fit. Leasha’s mirrors are very secure but if you are concerned about removing yours, you can buy very thin plastic mirror clips at your local hardware store to replace them. The frame will fit over the thinner style clips:)***
That was IT! This project just makes me giddy! You just get so much bang for your buck and it really does change the entire look of the bathroom! What’s even better is that when you decide to revamp your bathroom again, you can just pop it off, pull the 3M Command Strips off and make another!
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