Back in the bathroom again, working on my DIY Bathroom Mirror Frame :)..This is the bathroom I’m trying to update without breaking the bank! This week I want to share with you the quickest, easiest way to update your frameless bathroom mirror. I have been wanting to do this for some time and Labor Day seemed like a good day. It is the quickest, easiest DIY project I have done so far! Pretty cheap too!
I love the way it turned out! And the best part? I only spent $15 on wood and some stain.
We’ve been in our house for about 15 years and all of our bathrooms have basic frameless mirrors. I did not want to rip the mirror out of the wall, so I decided to make a frame for it.
I was inspired by this frame the Shanty sisters made some time ago. Except I made mine even simpler! I I chose NOT to miter the corners. All straight cuts. I did it the same way Beverly did her floor mirror. I took my mirror measurements to Lowe’s, picked out 2 straight 1x4x8 white wood boards, and had them cut to size right in the store, so all I had to do was put them together when I got home.
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DIY Bathroom Mirror Frame- Materials
Here’s what you will need:
- Horizontal pieces: 2- 1×4 boards cut to match the width of your mirror, plus a half inch.
- Vertical pieces: 2- 1×4 boards cut to match the height of your mirror, minus 7 inches
- Wood Glue
- Staple Gun
- Grey Wood Stain
- Sand paper
- Command Strips or liquid nails to adhere the frame to the mirror
Here are my wood pieces all cut to size
I put them together and glued at the seams with wood glue.
I duct taped the seams while the glue dried. I let it dry for about an hour, then I reinforced the seams with a staple gun.
Once the frame was built I gave it a quick sanding and applied stain. I used a weathered grey color. I applied one coat, let it sit for 2-3 minutes, then wiped it with a rag. I then gave it a second coat. Make sure you stain BOTH sides, because the under side will reflect in the mirror!
Once it was all dry (about 2 hours) I sanded the edges a bit. To hang it up I used Command Strips. I am contemplating switching the vanity top in this bathroom and I want this frame to be easily removed. If you want a more permanent frame, you can use Liquid Nails to adhere it.
The command strips are really thin and don’t show at all! I put them on the mirror first. I used 8 all the way around. Each strip holds up to a half pound of weight, so eight was plenty to hold the frame. I stuck the “wall side” of the command strip to the mirror, waited an hour, then I removed the red sticker and stuck the frame on.
Guys, this is SO easy. Seriously!
If you like the little floating shelf, you can find the tutorial here. If you like this mirror tutorial, share it, tweet it, pin it, and when you have a little time….build it! I would love to see it when you do! Build away!