Lea Grossman
Lea Grossman
  • Hometalk Team
  • New Rochelle, NY

Bejewled Bathroom Mirror

4 Materials
2 Hours

I have had a hideous bathroom mirror for almost 4 years - it just had a plain wood frame. I had never even thought of DIYing it, until I saw this post on Hometalk and decided to give it a go!
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bejewled bathroom mirror
After seeing Roma Loma's project, I just searched for all those items on Amazon, and found the following:
I ended up buying everything on Amazon, except the gems, because a friend ended up giving me some for free!

Above, is my 'before' photo

Step 1: Covered the mirror with paper, so that the spray paint wouldn't get the mirror dirty.
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Step 2: Went outside to spray paint! DH won't let me spray paint in the house anymore :(
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Here's the mirror when it was all painted.
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Step 3: Lay out your gems.
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Step 4: Get gluing! I layed down a little bit of glue at a time, and shmeared it so the whole frame was covered. I did a few inches at a time. Glue, shmear, place gems, repeat!
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Roma Loma used a popsicle stick to shmear the glue, but I used a straw!

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Finished product!
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Close up!
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Here it is hung up in my bathroom! So excited to brush my teeth in front of this :)
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  • Yofrendonna
    on Aug 31, 2017

    what is DH? Also what is the wire at top of mirror for?

    • Elaine
      on Sep 9, 2017

      I think DH means "Dear Husband" but I have no idea what the wire is for. I'm guessing it is wired to the back of the mirror frame (in order to hang it up?) and the woman just hasn't snipped off the excess yet.

  • Irene
    on Sep 5, 2017

    Love what you did. I don't have a frame on my mirror which is 24"x24". Do you think this can be done on the mirror itself....say about 2+ inches wide?

  • Irene
    on Sep 5, 2017

    I don't have a frame on my 24"x24" mirror which is glued to the wall. Do you think I could do the same directly on the mirror itself...about 2+ inches wide all around like a faux frame?

    • Kpi7445347
      on Sep 8, 2017

      I too wanted more than 3x5' mirror. After several attempts to gorilla glue beach glass to the clean mirror without success (after a couple of showers the steam caused a few to fall off) I decided to etch the mirror first. I used an etching cream sold at Michael's and Hobby Lobby(can't remember the name) to etch the mirror which gave the glue a better hold. You have to be careful to avoid getting the cream on places you don't plan on covering.

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  • Lah27068304
    on Sep 2, 2017

    i did something similar. i have a craft cabin that i've been putting the final touches on, i have a huge collection of colorful buttons and flued them on the bathroom mirror. it's adorable!

  • Beth
    on Sep 5, 2017

    Love what you did

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