Are you bored with your builder-grade bathroom mirror? Do you wish to give a new look to your bathroom in a simple and easy way? Updating your old-looking, frame-less mirror to an updated framed mirror is one of the easiest ways to give a fantastic face lift to the bathroom. With the availability of the endless styles and the budget-friendly price tag of the materials, there is no reason to live with a plain mirror. Whether you are remodeling to sell a home or just want a fresh look for your bathroom, follow these steps to make the upgrade.
You can make any design, simple or complex, depending on your skill level, available tools, materials, and time you invest.
- Corner blocks
- Painter’s tape
Step 1: Take the dimensions (width and height) of the mirror and the size of the moldings. Keep in mind the size consumed by the four corner blocks and subtract it from the width of two sides to get the right dimensions. You can choose baseboard molding or PVC moldings. The moldings must be at least 3” in width.
Step 2: Take the molding and mark the width measurement on it. Cut the molding at 90 degree. To make the work easy, label on the backside of the mold as mirror top. Repeat the same process for another piece mold and mark it as mirror bottom. Take another mold, mark the height measurement, and cut it. Repeat the same for another piece of mold. These two pieces serve as the sides of the mirror.
Step 3: Glue the pieces together and begin by placing the corner square pieces. Hold the piece firmly for about 1 minute to ensure that it remains in proper position. Allow the glue to set and leave it for 5 minutes before keeping the mold.
Step 4: Glue the top, bottom, and sidepieces and let it dry. Place the pieces carefully against the mirror and press it firmly to adhere.
Step 5: After all pieces are firmly glued, secure the pieces of molding with painter’s tape and leave it to dry for the reminder of the day. Enjoy the beauty of your dressed up frame and great the mirror looks. The standard builder’s-grade mirror now looks like a custom-made piece and it greatly changes the look of the whole bathroom.
- After cutting, make sure that both the top and the bottom molds have exact same measurements. Check the same for the sidepieces also. Slightly trim or cut the edges to make the measurements exact.
- You can paint and decorate the molds to get the desired look
- You can create mind-blowing designs by using upholstery nails or other decorative touches.
- While taking the measurements, keep in mind that the mirror clips also add to the dimensions
- You can make place for the mirror clips on the mold by simply making at cut in the shape of the clips.
Top image credit: Rossington Architecture