DIY Framed Mirror

6 Materials
$25
2 Hours
Easy

Builder grade, boring ole mirrors. We've all seen them. Grab some wood, stain + command strips and you'll have a custom mirror in just a few hours.

Materials Needed + Wood

This is the wood I used. It's from Lowe's and was $4.37, I needed 2.

Step One - Cut Wood

Measure your mirror + cut to length needed.

I sanded the wood down on the edges after it was cut.

Step Two - Stain

Stain used - Jacobean by Minwax. To apply I use a small piece of an old rag. I only stained three sides of the wood thinking you wouldn't be able to see the back side, but duh it's attached to a mirror. To avoid seeing unstained wood, stain all four sides.


Link to stain -


https://www.amazon.com/Minwax-70014444-Finish-Penetrating-Jacobean/dp/B000LNUR68/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jacobean&qid=1594400140&sr=8-1

Step Three - Seal

This is my go to seal. I did two coats. To apply I use a paint brush.


Link to sealer -

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PRNXNY/ref=twister_B07JLY244F?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Step Four - Add Command Strips

I used the large velcro-ish Command Strips. Peel the back off, attach them together and stick them on the mirror. You can also use liquid nails if you're wanting it more permanent. I just decided to use command strips so I can remove them if need be.

Step Five - Stick The Wood Up

Step Six - Enjoy!

I love the way this turned out, it makes the bathroom go from complete builder grade to a little more custom.

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Jeff Soucek
    on Jun 2, 2020

    Love your simple update! How did the strips hold up and did you try to match your cabinet color to your mirror trim color?

    Thank you

  • Karen Gilmore
    on Jun 2, 2020

    How is your mirror attached to the wall.? I have those little plastic clips on mine. I’m guessing I would have to route the backs of the strips out. Did you have this on yours?

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  • Connie Eggen
    on Jun 23, 2020

    I had seen an example of this and explained it to my niece. She put a wood frame around her big plain bathroom mirror. It turned out very nice. You did a terrific framing job on your mirror!

  • Michael Smith-o'Brien
    on Jun 29, 2020

    Looking for an alternative to cement ( large heavy messy bag) when I need a small amt to secure the fence gate frío pin receiver into the ground. Maybe 6 x 6 x 6 inch, or less of permanent material; anything ni able that setts up fast and cures in hours to a day.

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