DIY Modern Mirror on a Budget

4 Materials
$30
1 Day
Easy

I first made a sketch of the layout of my pieces , using the measurements on my mirror. The screen molding was purchased from Home Depot , the thickness of this trim was perfect for the modern look I was going for .

This is so easy to make and you don’t need any power tools to achieve this look.

Before Picture of the mirror

Before picture of the mirror

Material:



  • Screen Molding of your choice- more info of the size i used is on my blog
  • DAP quick seal glue
  • Paint of your choice
  • Painter’s tape

Equipment:



  • Hand Saw or Miter Saw

Directions

Instructions:



  • Use painters tape and stick it on the mirror to get an idea of your measurements and have a better visual of the number of cuts required. Referencing it with your sketch.
  • Measure again and make your cut list.
  • Use a miter saw (this can be done by a hand saw) to make all your cuts that you require.
  • Paint all the trim with the color of your choice, mine was painted with gold paint.
  • Place the trim on the frame of the mirror, followed by other pieces using painter tape, referencing to the sketch.
  • Make adjustments of any pieces that may not fit.
  • Once you are happy with all the pieces in their places, take out each piece and apply DAP quick glue then place it back to the same spot.
  • After putting the piece back use the painters tape to hold the piece in place and moving on to the next piece until you are done.
  • Leave the painters tape for at least 24 hours for the glue to completely dry.

Letting the glue dry overnight

Happy with the end results

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Pam
    on Sep 25, 2020

    I really like the additional hardware you used on the corners.

    • Illuminatedhut
      on Sep 25, 2020

      They are flat L shape corner braces from home depot, they cost $1.50 each.

  • Terry
    on Oct 11, 2020

    I’m tempted to try this, but would paint the trim white and not gold because my bathroom is more of a farm-house type of room. How would white look on that kind of trim?

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