Our half bath was so boring. It needed some contrast and detail badly. It had a regular old unframed builders mirror in it. I got some wood from a friend one day, and decided to do this. I looove a free project! This frame makes such a difference was was sooo easy, I did EVERYTHING by myself in about a day.
First I cut my boards to the size of the mirror. I think they are 1 inch think and 6 inches wide. Then I did my paint. If you look close you can see some red peeking through the black gloss paint. I painted black, red then lightly brushed black again.
Once it was dry I used my good ole liquid nails and stuck it on the mirror.
You'll want to paint a little bit inside the wood, because the mirror will reflect the top part.
And wah lah. Sorry I totally forgot to take a before picture. I guess I was just too excited.
It looks like a nice big expensive mirror now (and it only cuts off an inch of my tall hubbies head). On to figure out the rest of the bathroom details now. But I do have to say that I really like having a ribbon around the hand towel for decoration as well as keeping it in place and not on the floor.