While we love our house, it seemed that the master bath just needed something. It has his and her vanities, and the mirrors were just plain. So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with a plan. I ordered frames that were made to be applied to the front of the mirrors, to look as if the mirrors were framed.
I chose the molding for the frames carefully. Molding has what’s called a ‘rabbit’, which is an indented space that holds the glass and picture, or whatever is being framed. In this case, the rabbit needed to go on the OUTSIDE of the frame, so that the inside of the frame could sit flush against the mirror. You can see in the photo of the back side of the frame below that the rabbit is along the outside of the frame.
Next, I measured the outside dimensions of my mirror, and told my framer that I needed the outside to outside measurement of the frame to be what I measured my mirror to be.
When I got the frames, I was ready to attach them to my mirrors. I used a glue that is made for both glass (mirror) and the frame. In order to secure the frame to the mirror while the glue dried, I used double-sided indoor mounting tape.
The finished product looks like the mirrors came framed and were mounted on the wall! It really dresses up the master bathroom!
Enjoy this relatively inexpensive ‘spruce-up’ idea! Do you have ideas for adding interest to your mirrors? Share them with me!Copyright protected by Digiprove © 2015
We did this as well, and it looks so cute! We used ornate trim found at Lowes, and cut it to the correct length, nailed and glued them together, painted it, and mounted like you did. Worked very well =)
That would work, as well, Jan! Thanks for sharing… and for reading!
I did this and it look so cool !!!