UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: How to Frame your Bathroom Mirror

Friday, July 4, 2014

How to Frame your Bathroom Mirror

Well hello there! Happy July 4th!
I'm so happy its Independence day, that I rushed out and got a new tattoo.

Ha ha, just kidding, but it is kinda cute!

Well anyway, I wanted to show off my new framed bathroom mirror today.
I had such a hard time getting the whole mirror in the before shot.

So first things first, I bought some wood trim in the baseboard section at Lowe's. 
It cost $20 for 2 8ft. boards.

It's kinda hard to tell by the picture but there are grooves in the middle of the board, giving it a more frame look.

I had Mason at Lowe's cut two 40 inch pieces
and two 46 inch pieces.
So basically you have a 40 inch and a 46 inch cut from one board which leaves you with about 10 inches left over. Mason almost had me purchase more boards because he didn't do his math right. But thankfully as I started to walk away to get another board, I redid the math in my head and realized I only needed two boards. 
So yes, do your own math and don't rely on the wood cutters, lol.

Then I brought them home and stained them with some stain I already had. 

As you may remember I used this on my son's Mystery Box (toy chest)

Its a stain + poly so no going over it with 
a clear coat.

Its a super dark stain, just the way I like it for this kind of project!

Then I had my hubby cut 45 degree angles at their edges.

Then I stained the edges. I could have had him cut it and then just stained it all. 
But I did it backwards, yay me!

Then we applied it to the mirror using Liquid Nails.
Liquid Nails LN903 10-Ounce Heavy-Duty Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive
However, make sure you get clear. 
Ha, I didn't and it will show in the
 reflection of the mirror. 
Da da dun! 
I was able to go back and paint it a brown black color so you can't tell. But it would have been much easier to just get clear in the first place.

After you apply it the mirror put painter tape to hold it on there while it dries.

Ha, don't you make fun of my mad taping skills!

After letting it dry over night...
here is the after affect.

Its so hard in my bathroom to get a full shot of the mirror since its so big.
But I think you get the point.

It looks so much better now!

It was a little time consuming but for only $20 it was well worth it!

A mirror this size would be a few hundred dollars.
So I am happy to spend a little extra time on it to save that much money!

Thank so much for tuning in!
Stay tuned for more bathroom updates.
Until next time...


  1. I love it! I have a mirror that is in desperate need of framing too.

    1. Thanks Sarah, it has been a delight to look at!

  2. I totally would have done the staining the edges backwards too! it though! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

    1. At least it didn't take but a second to dry though. whew! Thanks for having me on Blogger Brags!

  3. For a second I was like uhhhhhhhh... that tatoo is crazy! :) Thanks so much for linking up to the Merry Monday Link Party! We hope you'll join us next week! -Treana @

    1. Hahaha, gotcha going there for a second, lol. Thanks for having me on Merry Monday!

  4. Beautiful! I love how a framed mirror finishes off a bathroom.

    1. I know right, it makes it looks more cost worthy, lol.

  5. PINNED. Thanks, Allie, for the instruction!

  6. The frame really makes such a difference. These instructions could come in handy with one of my mirrors that's just begging for a reframing. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  7. Looks fantastic! Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

  8. This came out so great! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you stop by today and link up again.

  9. Great project, and good pointers to learn from next time! ;)
    Thanks for sharing this on my What Are You Doing? Blog Hop!

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  11. Boring bathroom mirrors are old fashion now right!! Framed mirrors are good idea. Thanks for the nice blog. One of my friend told me about the collection of framed mirrors. I just love it and make my bathroom with beautiful mirrors.

  12. The black frame looks nice. It’s perfect since the mirror is huge, and you have a light shade of paint for the walls. What else were you planning to change in your bathroom? It's definitely worth coming back here to see your amazing home transformations. Have a nice day!

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  14. I love DIY projects! The color you chose for the frame of your mirror suits the lights perfectly, and it gave an elegant look to the entire bathroom. Spending time and effort to do things on your own is better than hiring someone and paying for services. Aside from saving money, it can also enhance your skills and talents, right? In any way, you did a great job, Allie! Thanks for sharing that! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Doug Lowe @ M&M Glass

  15. Great Job!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you! Hope to see you again on Thursday! Pinned!

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