Saturday, August 4, 2012


I have seen several posts online about framing in bathroom mirrors. In our master bath, the mirror  is quite large and unframed. After seeing a few of these posts, I decided to frame in our mirror. I wanted the frame to be white and a similar design cut to match our existing molding that encases the door frame. I purchased 4 pieces at Lowes that cost about $8 each.

Here are the posts I saw on the DIY frame:

Okay so both blogs have good ideas but both do some dumb things- fortunately I had my dad's help and we were able to see the easy and better way to go about this project.
Basically it is way easier to have the frame built and already painted before attaching and spraying it will  avoid those ugly brush strokes and is way cleaner.

Materials Needed:

  • Wood Molding (4 pieces so you do not have cut marks)
  • Primer- White
  • White Spray Paint (Krylon White Gloss)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Screws
  • Liquid Nails
  • Painter's Tape
How to:

  1. Measure, measure, and measure again. My dad did this for me- I haven't a clue.
  2. Have saw and attach boards together with wood glue.
  3. Once glue dries, tighten grip with wood screws on the top and bottom (not sides- or they will show).
  4. Primer with white brush primer.
  5. Once dry, spray (to avoid brush strokes) with high gloss white paint. Krylon is far superior to any other spray paint. Paint both sides or you will see in the refection of the mirror.
  6. Lastly affix to mirror with use of liquid nails.
  7. Use painters tape to help set bond of frame to mirror. Allow 24hrs for bond to set.


 I purchased 4 pieces at Lowes that cost about $8 each and my dad already had the other materials. Overall the cost of this project was very low, but yielded a high dollar finish.

Lucky for me, I have a very handy dad :) 

Bathroom wall paint is Eddie Bauer- Cloth.

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