Today I am sharing how to frame a bathroom mirror in an hour! It’s an easy solution to the builder stock mirror in
my boys’ in every bathroom in our house. The funny part of this project is my older son couldn’t get past the idea there was nothing wrong with his bathroom mirror. He was exasperated by this project. He just never could wrap his head around it. My response, “Because it looks better” just never resonated beyond the eye roll.
Thankfully I have enough enthusiasm for the two of us! I am psyched to share this because the farmhouse frame style means no mitered corners to re-measure ( 14 times ) before cutting..and run the risk of still cutting them a snitch too short! The following photo is not our bathroom, but serves as my inspiration. Which means my son can thank the cute couple from Young House Love for disturbing his morning school prep routine for ONE MORNING!
The hardest part of this project was to get a photo in a room heavy on unnatural light and staying out of the mirror’s image. This is the after image because I can’t find my pre-frame photo in Dropbox. Arghhh! #hashtag suburban mom probs! I had to take this photo above the counter height or else I would have had to clean the bathroom before taking this photo. Keeping it real!
For this project I used primed MDF trim I found HERE. I cut the top and bottom horizontal pieces first. A level was used to keep it straight. I used mirror adhesive glue to adhere the trim to the mirror. I followed up with painter’s tape to tape across the trim pieces to let them set.
I followed with the left and right side vertical trim pieces. Because no two sides are ever the exact same length I used caulk to fill in the slight differences between the two side pieces:
Here’s an image with the supply list to frame a builder stock mirror. Note: This mirror was flat against the drywall and there were no clamps attached to the mirror to work around with the trim.
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Audra @ Renewed Projects says
I can’t tell you how many of these framed mirrors I have pinned in the last two years, too many…and how many mirrors I have actually framed, a big fat zero! I love the simple construction of yours, no mitering. And thanks for posting the shopping list, very helpful. 🙂