How to frame a bathroom mirror
Our family has moved a lot over the years and it seems that in every home we’ve landed, the mirrors in the bathrooms have been naked.
Now just to clarify, I don’t mean the people in the bathroom mirrors were naked. I mean the mirrors themselves were. No pretty framing … no detail … just a piece of glass hanging on a wall.
Well, you know me and I can’t have anything plain hanging up around this joint, so I made it my mission to add frames to each.one.of.them.
I started ambitiously tackling the mirror in the downstairs half bath right after we moved in. I added white chair rail molding around it, cutting the pieces out on a miter saw. You can get all the details of that project here.
I apologize for the crappy photos. I had just started blogging and was definitely still learning the ropes with the camera. (Who am I kidding? I’m still learning the ropes.)
For the mirror in our upstairs guest bathroom, I ordered a mirror frame from Mirror Mates. I had a really good coupon that brought the price down and, honestly, at that point I didn’t trust my DIY skills enough to build my own frame by myself. (The hubs helped me out with the half bath mirror frame.) The frame turned out beautifully and it was pretty easy to install.
To read all about how that project went down, click here.
Then, the gears really started turning. I now had insider secrets about how to make my own frame, thanks to what I learned from the Mirror Mates template. 😉
Hands-down, my favorite mirror frame in my home is the DIY driftwood mirror frame (with no nails or screws) I built in our master bathroom.
I made this one all by myself. Remember those commercials where people try to do amazing feats and, when they’re asked how they’re qualified, they reply, “I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night?” Well, after this project, I felt like I could do anything because, “I built my own mirror frame in the master bathroom.” 🙂
To get the details on how you, too, can build this amazingly easy mirror frame, click here.
Have you ever attempted to dress up a mirror in your home? I’d love for you to leave a comment – or even a link – describing your project.
Happy mirror framing!