Friday, August 20, 2010

Framing- What a difference

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.


  1. Looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Visiting you from New Friend Friday.

  2. Great idea. Visiting from New Friend Friday and your newest follower :)

    Tracey @ Inspire Me Photography

  3. This is so great. I love the thickness and the little bit of red. Adds so much character! I did this just yesterday on my bathroom mirror. Except, mine was white trim. And, it definitely took me way too long! (Oh, my goodness, the ribbon is a fantastic idea! My kids are always yanking the towel off. This would help!)
    I have a link party on Fridays...I'd love it if you'd join!

  4. Thats my kind of project! I LOVE the way theres no mitering (hate that) and NO NAILS or screws!! So clever and it looks great! Ann @ housefinally.blogspot

  5. I love this. I have been wanting to do this in both my bathrooms, but haven't gotten to it. LOVE IT!!!!

  6. I've been wanting to do this in my bathrooms. I'm so excited to see how easy it was.

  7. I wish I would have done this before I paid tons of money for my boring mirrors. Maybe in a few years when my husband isn't looking I'll do it! :)
    Thanks for the great idea!


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