Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Framed {mirror}


I have this list of projects to do around the house, you know, the never-ending one. Well, one weekend my husband & I decided to finally bust out one of the projects. Okay, actually I kind of *convinced* him that it would be a good idea. It worked out pretty awesome though, because the finished product is better than I expected. Inspiration & tutorial for this project is found here at Full of Great Ideas.

Here's the low down on how we made our framed mirror--

Supplies needed:

mdf board--measure your own mirror to determine how much you need
Trim--chose whatever you'd like to add to the mdf board
Liquid nails
Double-sided tape
Primer
Paint
Miter saw--or other saw to cut your board & trim
Caulk

This is what our mirror looked like before we started


My husband got to work cutting all the pieces, gluing the trim on, then priming & painting them. Once that was finished, it was time to install.


We found that liquid nails AND double-sided tape worked best to make it very secure.


My husband caulked it afterward to make it look even more precise. We switched out the light fixtures as well--which was MUCH needed. :)


And while we were at it, the other bathroom needed a mirror upgrade as well. :) It still needs the light fixture replaced, but we will get to that soon.


There you go, pretty easy right?! And what a difference it makes. I'm kicking myself that we didn't do this sooner.

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53 comments:

Karie @ The HoB said...

Looks great!!

Jacqueline said...

What a difference a frame around those mirrors it makes! We built one around ours last winter.

amanda persinger said...

love it! I've been wanting to do this to kids bath forever. thanks for the inspo!

Ginger said...

Looks awesome! I've been trying to convince my hubby that we need to do this, too...still working on that. :)

bethani said...

love it! makes the bathroom become more than just a bathroom!

thanks for sharing this with us

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Great job! I need to get motivated and do the very same thing.

Jennifer said...

Great job, it looks a million times better!

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

LOVE it! That is exactly what I want to do with our bathroom!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Beautiful! What an amazing change!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

This turned out so great! Added so much to the space! What a good hubby for doing that :)

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

It looks GREAT!! I need to do that to ours!! LOVE it!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

What a great transformation! I keep being tempted to do this in our hall bathroom, but the mirror itself is awful (30 year old house) and the whole thing bathroom will be remodeled soon, so it's not worth it of course :)

Tonii said...

Ohh, it looks fantastic! We did something similar in our last home, but I LOVE the crown molding on top! Great job!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Stunning transformation! I've wanted to do this with my ugly mirror -- love the way you added the molding to the top!

Michelle said...

Love how it came out! I did molding around our bathroom mirror but I didn't do the bigger fancy piece along the top- that looks great! Wish I had thought of that when I did mine!

Judy said...

That's an awesome transformation. I am super impressed. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

marissa said...

this is so on my list of projects to do too, yours turned out great! I'm glad you said it's easy we're not handy at all

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

OH MY WORD!!! This is what all of our mirrors look like (well, the before version, that is!) & they drive me crazy... I'm SO inspired- may need to move this project to the top of my list. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lauren
summitstreetjoy.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

OMG! This has been on my to-do list FOREVER! Now I can show the hubby that IT DOES WORK! We have so many of those blah builder's mirrors in our home but our one attempt to remove one was disastrous (glass every where and ruined dry wall) So getting this done soon. It looks great!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love them! It is so crazy that something that simple can totally transform your bathroom! I need to do do this to my master but I have a dang electrical outlet in my mirror ugh :/ I'll have to figure out what to do with that first! Your bathrooms look lovely :)

Jocelyn said...

Wow! What a difference adding some trim to the mirror makes. We have a mirror that could use a fix up like that.

TAbbey at Southern Charm said...

I've been thinking about doing this! Looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Hey Lindsey! It looks awesome and I have been SOOOOO wanting to do this in my bathroom! Question-do you have nail attachments on the front of your mirror? We do and I am trying to figure out how to work around it. I am not the handiest person in the world and it scares me:)

Kim

Eva Scott said...

What a great idea! We have the exact mirror in our bathroom. It does need some sprucing up!

Eva from Tales of the Scotts
evamscott05.blogspot.com

Camille said...

I LOVE this! It turned out AMAZING. I need to do this in my bathroom! It's beautiful! :) I am pinning this right now!

ginger @ literally inspired said...

This project turned out great! It adds so much detail. I love it! I may have to try it on our mirrors too. Thanks for sharing this at the party!

Ginger
literallyinspired

Katie said...

Your framed mirrors turned out beautiful! THis is something I want to do to our master bathroom standard stock mirror!

Samara said...

It looks great! I have wanted to do this in our master bath, and I think your post was the final push to convince me!

Samara

Erin said...

This looks wonderful! I'm dying to do this in both of our bathrooms as well. May have to talk the hubby into for the weekend activity!

CSI girl said...

Ok, I have to do this in my bathroom. Iwill have to talk my hubby into looking at your post and doing this. Love it!!!
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Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Awesome mirror! Hubby did ours, too, and I love the white! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Christine said...

FANTASTIC!!! I'm sooo stealing your idea for my bathroom when we do the upgrade! Thanks!!

Check out my blog too:
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

This is absolutely brilliant! What a great way to add some oomph to a basic builder's mirror! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Abbey D. said...

Nice work! I totally need to save this idea :) Thanks for sharing.

Carmella said...

What a great touch! It turned out great...you guys make a great team :)

Jami said...

Great job!!! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Love it! Thanks for linking up! Check out my giveaway....


XO, Aimee

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh man - I can never get enough of these framed mirrors! Excellent!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I currently have your before and I really need to frame it out. Looks fantastic! Visiting from Literally Inspired WYTBW.

h. rae said...

Ohhh! Ingenious! I would love for you to join my link up party at http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-10-link-up.html

Happy Monday!

Sheer Serendipity said...

Your framed mirror turn out great! This is also on my to do list too. Thanks for inspiring me to actually do it! Dropping by from Creative bloggers' party & hop.

Hani@Craftionary said...

Wow.. A framed makes a great difference.. I love how it came out.. Thanks for sharing.. be sure to check out on Friday features
thanks
love
hani

Katie said...

I know I already told you this but I love your framed mirror! Thank you to linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. I featured your mirror today!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a difference the framing of the mirror made. The new lights set it off. Aren't up amazed how relatively simple project's can change the feeling of the room dramatically! Also enjoyed seeing you 2011 Favorites, very inspiring and creative. You had a very good year. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best with all your inspiration!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your mirrors look wonderful! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Six Sisters said...

Love it! Such a cute idea! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

Between U & Me said...

This is so fun! I LOVE it! I would love if you would share this at my Crazy Cute Party happening right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway that you could win just for linking up! Come on over! ;D

www.betweenuandme.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Lindsay, this is the week's fave blog post :) Love it so I pinned it, too, but long before I discovered that it's the most clicked link. Thanks for linking up at the CBPH and please feel free to grab the feature button.

A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog said...

This is in the top 3 of our project lists too and I can't wait to jump right in - both mirrors look fantastic. So glad I found your blog!!!

KellyH said...

You did a great job! I've got to figure out if I can pry of my beveled frames that go around my mirror and add trim instead. It's amazing the difference it made!

Kammy's Korner said...

Oh my word! I would say you stole my idea, but I haven't posted it yet! haha!! Looks awesome!!! Such a great alternative to getting a new mirror. :)

Rachel said...

How did you get around the little plastic things that hold the mirror to the wall?

Looks great!

Megan said...

I love that look!! I totally want to do this to our mirror! Thanks for sharing!:)

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