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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  • Karen Gilmore Karen Gilmore on Jun 02, 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?

  • Nicole Nicole on Jun 03, 2021

    I would question how long the command strips will hold up in the bathroom due to humidity from hot showers/baths????

  • Valerie Valerie on Jun 08, 2021

    Hi I love it I too have the ugly builder mirror

    what wood did you buy I’d love to try this

    txs

    Val

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  • Brenda Brenda on Nov 06, 2021

    Great job! I would love to frame mine but my grandson gets water on my mirror. I'm afraid water will get between the wood and mirror.

  • LORAINE LORAINE on Jun 06, 2022

    Thanks for that wonderful idea!.

    I purchased white peel and stick moulding for my mirror but your creation is even better. It matches my vanity.

    I already have four slats of wood from Home Depot bought last year to make frames for two tapestries but your creations have changed my mind!

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