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Plants & Flowers 2 days ago

Revamp that large bathroom mirror

I added shelves and some trim to dress up the large bathroom mirror.

*Options I considered for this project:

We considered replacing the mirror altogether, but decided to go the less expensive route first and see how long it would buy us.

*Questions and unexpected events that arose during the project:

I didn't know how well the mirror was attached to the wall. I also didn't know how well my adhesive would adhere to the mirror and trim.

* Cost Comments:

1"x4" MDF (32 ft) - $20

1/2 birch plywd - $15

Trim (40 ft) - $20

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  • Shirley Ashley
    Shirley Ashley Englewood, FL
    We saw the revamp on the mirror and said that is for our mirror so my husband went to HD and bought a door kit to start the project. We think it will come to $44 + left over paint. Thanks so much for the inspiration I'll add a picture when complete.
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  • Robert A
    Robert A Dacula, GA
    For questions about the middle shelving unit. I built it from scratch to fit the area perfectly.
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    • Cindy Lou
      Cindy Lou Austin, TX
      Me too - would love the plans if you have them and will share. We are remodeling our master bath on a tight budget and I love this idea! Wanted to get rid of the huge mirror - this is such a wonderful alternative!
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  • Mary T
    Mary T Ashburn, VA
    Love this!! I'd love to get the dimensions or instructions on how to build the shelving unit!! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Karen Schlese Munson
    Love it!
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  • Tammy
    Tammy Allendale, MI
    Totally off the subject of the mirror...what is the color/brand of the green paint on the walls?
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  • Christine Burr
    Christine Burr Winston, GA
    how do you think it would look to put two oval empty frames on the mirror
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  • Tonda Smith
    Tonda Smith Guthrie, OK
    love! love! love! I have been looking at doing something like this but wasn't sure how!
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  • Mcgypsy9@aol.com
    Mcgypsy9@aol.com Mooresville, NC
    Christine Burr...that sounds like a wonderful idea!! Might try that to see what I can come up with. Thanks for the idea!
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  • Judi
    Judi Altoona, IA
    Is the shelving unit attached to the mirror? I love the look but will have to hire someone to do the work for me.
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  • Mark
    Mark Canton, GA
    Where did he get the shelving unit? Did he make it?
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  • Judy H
    Judy H San Diego, CA
    I've been considering doing something like this also. One of my large bathroom mirrors has deteriorated a bit around the lower corners, and molding would do such a nice job of covering it and keeping the existing mirror.
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  • Kim Rasmussen
    Kim Rasmussen Lake Stevens, WA
    Is there a site to find out a little bit more on how you did this? My husband isn't the type to just be able too look at your pictures and make this and I love it ans want him to do something similar in our master bath.
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  • Cindy Lou
    Cindy Lou Austin, TX
    Our mirror is secured with the acrylic clips above and below, which will be in the way when glueing the frame to the mirror. Any suggestions?
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  • Mcgypsy9@aol.com
    Mcgypsy9@aol.com Mooresville, NC
    Cindy Lou you could chisel out the wood that you are covering it with as I have seen others do, however, if you remove all the clips they can be replaced with a French Cleat system, which can be purchased at the hardware stores. They are very nice and
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