I've finally framed the bathroom mirror. I say finally because I've wanted to do this for months and months but just never did. And it was super easy!
I searched Pinterest for DIY mirror frames (this blog was the most helpful), found that the style I liked best was a trumeau mirror (as opposed to a picture frame-like one with mitered corners.) And I'm also embarrassed to tell you that I've been calling it a truseau mirror until 30 seconds ago when I googled how to spell it, and realized it's trumeau, not truseau. Whoops.
Turns out a trumeau mirror is the easiest to make- most builder grade mirrors tend to be three by four feet. I was able to buy all of my boards in pre-cut lengths. I needed my two vertical boards a few inches shorter, and Home Depot cut them for me in-store.
For my three by four foot mirror, this is what I needed:
- one 48" x 3 1/2" x 1/2" board (bottom)
- one 48" x 6" x 1/2" board (top)
- two 36" x 3 1/2" x 1/2" boards (sides (I had them cut down to 31 1/2"))
- three 48" long decorative trim pieces
- white paint
- liquid nails
- painters tape
Also, I drew you a REALLY fancy picture in order to help explain myself:
This is the inside of the unfinished laundry room. And Leo's fluff. Very glamorous.
I then used liquid nails to glue the trim to the frame boards. I glued one piece of trim to the bottom board, and two to the top board. This, obviously, is the bottom board:
After the trim had dried, I glued the bottom board to the mirror and let it dry over night. I then glued on the side boards, let them dry, and lastly glued on the top board. I'm sure you could do them all at once, but I decided to be cautious (for once). While the glue is drying, secure your board to the mirror using painter's tape. I forgot to take a picture of this.
You're almost done! Fill in any gaps with caulk. I haven't done this yet, but I betcha can't tell.
Go upgrade your mirror! You won't be sorry.
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