How to Add a Tile Frame to a Bathroom Mirror

5 Materials
2 Hours
Many bathrooms come with generic mirrors screwed into the wall. Since mirrors can be very expensive, sometimes it makes sense to just update the mirror that you have. Here is how I added a tile frame to an existing builder grade mirror.
Here are the supplies that I used. The most key thing is the adhesive and grout in one, which is available at any hardware store.
Cut the tile sheets into strips your desired size.
Apply grout/adhesive to the mirror.
Place the strips of tile on the adhesive. Apply more adhesive on the top of the tile to fill in any gaps.
Use a wet sponge to remove excess adhesive from your tile. Clean it off really well before it dries!
Suggested materials:
  • Sponge
  • Adhesive + grout in one   (Lowes)
  • Sheets of tile
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Morgan McBride
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  • Dia27560829 Dia27560829 on Sep 07, 2018

    i really like this but have a question. How do you cover or what do you do with the clips that mount the mirror to the wall?

  • Irit Sirkes Irit Sirkes on Sep 07, 2018

    What do you do with the clips??? They stick out!

  • Pam1418628 Pam1418628 on Sep 15, 2018

    What do you do about the metal strip they insert the mirror in before they glue it up there?

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  • Yvonne Yvonne on Sep 22, 2018

    It’s really nice. Love it

    great job

  • Kathy Howse Kathy Howse on Sep 13, 2020

    Needed to cover a flaw at the bottom of the mirror, this was the Perfect solution, gave it a try, love the results. Thank you!