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Mosaic Tile Framed Mirror

It's almost a universal consensus that we all hate builder-grade plate glass mirrors. It's so easy to spice them up, so I guess that's the silver lining! I looked into using hardware-store mosaic tiles, but they were a bit too pricey for me. My solution? Hot glue and individual glass tiles! I bought them at Hobby Lobby for $15. The tiles have had no problems at all staying put in over a year of use. Plus I did it while 9 months pregnant, so it's a very user-friendly project!

To see more: http://www.killerbdesigns.com/tile-framed-mirror/

Got a question about this project?

  • Kor
    Kor Enumclaw, WA
    on Sep 4, 2015

    go to the hardware store and buy the silver flat clips so you can go over them, they are less than $5

  • Ginny Sutton
    Ginny Sutton Sun City West, AZ
    on Sep 7, 2015

    Can you please more of how the silver clips are used over the plastic ones ? Does the mirror need to be removed? The photos look great and since this is my first DIY project I am excited about starting this and would really appreciate step by step. Thank You...I will be sure to post photos.

  • Andrea S
    Andrea S Canada
    on Sep 15, 2015

    The silver clips don't go over the plastic. They are the brackets and have the same function as the plastic ones the difference is they are flat and don't stick out. You need to loosen the screws on the plastic brackets to turn them so the mirror can come out forward, and remove the plastic brackets. You put the metal brackets in the place of the plastic ones and put the mirror back. I made a wood frame around the large mirror because the mirror was so heavy I couldn't take it off alone. I hung the frame and it looks like it is part of the mirror but it isn't.

  • Alicia Crawford
    Alicia Crawford Carrollton, GA
    on Oct 1, 2015

    I haven't had a lot of luck with hot glue holding up very well over time and are so easy to just pop or fall off. Would something like the E6000 glue work better? The last thing you want is for your tiles to start falling off....thanks for any suggestions or thoughts! BTW This is awesome and I'm doing this in my downstairs bathroom ASAP!! Love it!!!!

  • Grasshopper
    Grasshopper Humble, TX
    on Nov 25, 2016

    Well, as I lived on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas for several years, I collected hundreds of beautiful sea-shells. I bought a new mirror for my guest bathroom (the old one was losing the silver backing.) I then made a border of 3 &1/2 inches and glued the shells on it. I just used Elmers' glue and in the years since, only one shell dropped off. It is so beautiful, the high-light of that bathroom. And it reminds me of a happy place every time I go into that bathroom. Sorry, I would like to post a picture, but do not know how to.

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