How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror With Mosaic Tile

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Our bathroom mirror was just plain and lacked that wow factor! I had thought about doing wood trim but, that didn't tickle my fancy either. I had tiled our fireplace surround a few months ago and it turn out really great, so I went to Home Depot and picked up some tile that was on sale for a $1.86 !
Standard boring bathroom mirror!
I then cut the mesh between the tiles, this gave me about 1& 1/2 inch strips.
This stuff makes applying tile so much easier, you don't have to mix up messy mortar, just cut the same size as your tile, press on the mirror, peel off paper, press tile firmly.
Once you cut and press your tile all the way around the mirror, you cant then apply your grout! This project took about 3 hours, applying the grout and cleaning the mirror took the longest!
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  • Verona Royal Verona Royal on Apr 02, 2018

    Hi Sherre, I've wanted to do a DIY on the builder's mirror but wasn't sure on how to start. Thanks for the inspiration. I just have two questions. Was this the peel and stick tiles and where did you apply gout?

  • Merry Straub Merry Straub on Jun 07, 2020

    Would it be easier to grout after cutting but before installing?

  • Kar29361352 Kar29361352 on May 31, 2021

    I love this but have 2 of those little metal holders on top. What can I do with those??

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  • Laura Engdahl Laura Engdahl on Jun 06, 2020

    Hi - I did my mirror with the same bound tile mat. I used glass tiles. I then framed the inside of the tiles. I’ve attached pics of what I did. Made the mirror so much more attractive.

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    • Laura Engdahl Laura Engdahl on Apr 26, 2021

      Thanks. It was a fun project. I found the glass tiles on Wayfair. But I think you can find just about anywhere. Google glass tiles. I used trim board for the inside frame and I made the corner blocks. The trim on inside makes the tiles really stand out. It’s a permanent application so if I ever tire of it the whole mirror will have to come down!

  • Theresa Clinton Theresa Clinton on Apr 26, 2021

    Love this! Yes!. Going to try❤️