DIY Driftwood Mirror Frame Without Nails or Screws


I really wanted to build a mirror frame for our master bathroom that had the look and feel of driftwood (so hot right now). I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this project was. I was especially happy about the fact it didn't require any nails or screws, just mounting tape.
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I started with these pine boards that I treated with a concoction of vinegar and steel wool followed by a few coats of liming wax. See the post for a link to that process.
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I replaced the outdated two smaller mirrors in the bathroom with one large one that was collecting dust in the basement. I attached the mirror to the wall with nothing but mirror adhesive.
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I taped the top corners of the mirror to keep it from falling while the adhesive set overnight.
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I used my miter saw to cut four pieces for the mirror frame. I stuck the pieces directly to the mirror using outdoor mounting tape.
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I added a piece of decorative molding to the top of the frame. The corners of that piece were adhered using wood glue.
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Here's the finished product!
diy driftwood mirror frame without nails or screws, bathroom ideas, diy, how to, wall decor, woodworking projects
diy driftwood mirror frame without nails or screws, bathroom ideas, diy, how to, wall decor, woodworking projects
diy driftwood mirror frame without nails or screws, bathroom ideas, diy, how to, wall decor, woodworking projects
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  • Kelly
    on Feb 4, 2017

    Did you go right over the mirror or to the edge?

    • Cathy
      on May 10, 2017

      I did this last week. It took two of us. I have a big mirror. I use liquid nails. right over the mirror. I took the top mirror plastic hooks off. The mirror is glued on. I had to take wood and brace the picture frame to stay in place for about and hour. Dont know if I really needed to do that but I did. Used finishing nail on the corner squared with liquid nails. Be sure to drill small hole or tape nail in before putting up so you dont crack mirror with hammering.

      , hope this helps you
  • Mike Mutzig
    on Aug 25, 2017

    How did you hide the left edge of the mirror?

    • Jeri Walker
      on Feb 25, 2018

      If you want to hide the mirror edge, you can glue or nail a 1/4 X 1 inch flat trim to the back side of your trim, then your mirror will fit inside your trim like a picture frame.

  • Sgr33808951
    on Jul 16, 2018

    what size is the wood. I mean what is the width and thickness of the wood? I would love to try it.

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  • Hel6645655
    on May 9, 2017

    Love it. Have the same big mirrors left with naked edges that look so plain.

    Thank you 😊 for sharing details.

    One question- did you bevel the siding and flush it up next to the mirror or did you glue siding. to mirror?

  • Faith W Little
    on May 10, 2017

    Really headed toward the Louvre I'd say. I 'like' it. If it were mine though,
    I'd paint the vanity a banker's gray, then do "Paris" stenciling atop the
    paint here and there, or try a Japanese great but sparse cherry
    blossom design.

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