My husband and I just recently purchased a new home. I noticed they installed the bathroom mirrors with no framing.
Adding a simple frame can really dress up the bathroom and add some architectural details which seem to be lost nowadays.
I am definitely not a carpenter, far from it actually, but I do know some tricks to get a professional look without going above my skills and abilities.
One easy way is using these corner pieces so that there are no miter cuts involved! You can find them at Lowe’s Home Improvement or online.
I also picked up decorative molding that enhances these corner pieces. I picked a very light material so that I could use double sided tape to attach to the mirror.
You will want to have your corner pieces hang over your existing mirror a little if the molding you purchase is narrower than the corner pieces. This will bring your molding to the edge of the mirror when centered on the corner pieces.
You can see in the photos of before and after how it really adds so much to the bathroom look.
Such an inexpensive change for a big bang!
- Paint all moldings to color of choice. On mine I used a spray paint in white.
- Attach your corner pieces using double sided tape being sure to line up your molding to be centered on them.
- Measure from each side and cut your molding using a jig saw or hand saw.
- Attach double sided tape to back of molding from top to bottom. Line up on corner pieces and attach to mirror.
- Use wood filler or caulking to fill any gaps between molding and corner pieces.
- Touch up with paint. If you use spray paint just spray a piece of cardboard heavily with your paint and use a small brush to do your touch up.
Tools needed for this project:
- Measuring tape
- Carpenters square
**You can find all of the products I used at the link HERE.