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Ashley’s Shanty Thrifty Find

Hi Friends! I HAVE to blog about the thrifty find I made yesterday! I really don’t like the mirrors in our bathrooms but I have been patient in changing them out because I wanted to replace them with framed mirrors (for a more custom look) and that can be costly! Well, I said it CAN be costly but as I found out yesterday my patience paid off BIG! I went to Lowe’s to buy some curtain rods when I stumbled upon a rack full of Mirr-Edge mirror trim in several different colors. I stared at the Cherry Walnut for a while and wasn’t sure how it would look but I couldn’t leave the store without it so I bought just enough for the boys bathroom upstairs.

These came in sets of two so I bought 2 sets ~ one set for the horizontal trim and one for the vertical trim. I then bought 1 set of 4 corner plates.  They cover the seams and add a nice aesthetic touch.
Whitney just happened to be coming over that afternoon (how convenient for me) so she assisted me in this venture. The trim is 59.5” long, so roughly 5’. The instructions say to measure each piece on the mirror, score and then crisply snap the trim to get the right fit. This did not work (circular saw is so much more efficient – learned how to use one with this project). Measure the vertical strips first and then the horizontal. After you cut them down to size there are double-sided adhesive pads that come with the trim – just peel and stick (we put 4 to 5 on each strip).

Then press the trim on the mirror and Voila!

Once you have all of the trim up it’s time for the corner plates. No cutting here – just peel and stick the double sided, adhesive, strips and fit to each corner!

I just love how custom my boys mirror looks now and it completely transformed their whole bathroom!  Total time invested – 30 minutes! I highly recommend this product to anyone that wants a chic look in minutes!
Okay, so I loved this product so much that I went back to Lowe’s that night to get more trim for my master bathroom.

This line also carries seam plates that cover seams when you need more than 5’ of trim. My master mirror needed about 6 ft. on the horizontal pieces so I bought 1 set of 2 seam plates.
You want the seams in the center of the mirror for aesthetic purposes so I had to buy 1 set of trim for the top and 1 for the bottom and then 1 set for the vertical sides. I measured the horizontal pieces so that they met in the center and followed up with the same steps we used for the boys bathroom. When I was done I added the seam plates to cover the seams in the center with the double sided, adhesive, pads and that was it. I LOVE MY MASTER BATH SO MUCH MORE NOW!   Total time invested – 30 minutes!

I had so much trim left over that I decided to do my half bath also! I will eventually buy a framed mirror for my half bath but for now this is perfect! The only purchase I made for this mirror was the corner plates!

At the end of the day I had customized three bathroom mirrors / which in turn transformed all three bathrooms (in about 1.5 hours) ~ it just doesn’t get any better than that folks! As always ~ Enjoy!
UPDATE:
You can purchase this product in a variety of colors and styles HERE!
You can also purchase at HOME DEPOT online or in store!

63 Comments

  1. southerninspiration on September 7, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Oh that does make such a difference!! Great find, and great job!

    Suzanne

  2. [email protected] Something on September 7, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Much better!! Great job!

  3. Shirley on September 7, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I love this idea!! I didn't even know there was such a thing. I can't do it in mine but my daughter-in-law and son has a mirror like that. Hmmmmm

  4. Alicia on September 7, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Looks great, and pretty easy. They make a big different in your bathrooms definitely. When you showed the first picture of your boys bathroom and said to myself, "I bet she ran out and bought more"…lol. And sure enough, you did.

  5. Shauna on September 7, 2009 at 2:35 am

    This looks so good! I want to do mine now!

  6. Michelle on September 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I found this same product when I was working on our remddel and thought how handy it would be.

    Your mirrors looks wonderful!

  7. MaRiN on September 7, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I'm totally going to Lowe's tonight!!! I am moving into a new home that has boring mirrors and this stuff will save me so much money! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. Sue on September 7, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Your thrifty transformation resulted in a custom, expensive look for your mirrors. What a great re-do!

  9. Pearl Maple on September 7, 2009 at 12:24 am

    How cool, and best of all I like that you show how we gals can do these things for ourselves. Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us all.

  10. K on September 7, 2009 at 12:15 am

    That just looks awesome! Something to totally be proud of.

    I rent, and I have been thinking about doing that to my mirrors. Wonder if they would mind… perhaps I will ask 🙂

  11. Lee Laurie on September 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Great idea! I will have to remember this one when I get ready to re-do my guest bathroom!

  12. Glenda/MidSouth on September 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Looks great. I have wanted to do that in my bathrooms also – just another thing on the list. 🙂

  13. Clean and Classic Interiors on September 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I had never even heard of mirr edge before?! What a great project and that price was amazing!! We bought mirrors at Hobby Lobby when they were half off but nothing like that price! Thanks for the great tip!

  14. [email protected] and Cheese on September 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

    This looks so great! I was thinking the only way to do this was with a mitre box and saw. I didn't know this existed! Thanks for showing us how easy it was for you. Looks so great!

  15. Marsha on September 6, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Oh, this is so amazing. I have wanted to frame my bath mirrors forever, but just didn't want to tackle it. How about this! I'll be checking into this, girl! Thanks!

  16. Infarrantly Creative on September 6, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Holy heck I love those. I am going to check out my Lowe's I have been wanting to do that to ours also. Fantastic.

  17. Nori on September 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Yum! That really does spruce up the mirrors. I'm renting right now and have mirrors like that. This is something I can totally do to make it look better. Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Sachiko on September 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    What a great tutorial! I want to do that for my bathrooms too! Well, maybe after I am done with other projects… Thank you for sharing!

  19. Tales From My Empty Nest on September 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Your mirrors look amazing!! I had seen that done on another blog, but with real wood molding that had to be cut and painted. This is so much easier and it looks beautiful. I will have to head over to Lowe's and check it out. Thanks for sharing!! Love & blessings from NC!

  20. KirkKrew on September 5, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    That looks SO good! I'm going to do that for my bathrooms too!!! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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