How to Frame a Builder Grade Mirror (A breakdown of the details)

We just finished updating our very 90's bathroom on a very small budget. One of the biggest parts of the renovation was framing our huge builder grade bathroom mirror, and adding a shelf in the center.
We started by measuring the space and sketching our design. We knew we wanted to add a shelf between the sinks, so we eyeballed how far we wanted it to stick out from the mirror. We used the center drawers to determine the width of the shelf. Using mdf, we framed the entire mirror, then used crown molding to give it a finished look. We replaced the outdated light fixtures with new crystal sconces.
Here is the mirror before we started. It was a huge, boring space, with no character.
When we had it framed completely framed, we caulked the seams and gave it a coat of white paint.
When we were finished with the mirror, we framed the adjacent wall mirror, and added a new tile backsplash right over the existing backsplash.
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  • Aimee Aimee on Oct 15, 2019

    That looks awesome! What color is the wall going into your room? Tan? Great job on this...wanna do mine?!? LOL

  • Marka Irene Marka Irene on Oct 16, 2019

    LOVE this project!!! I have the same setup in my house and was thinking of doing the same type of thing. I found your blog on blogspot under thesavvystager, but I couldnt find anything more recent than 2012 and did not find this project. Please, I'd rather not recreatethe wheel if u know what I mean. Y'all did such an excellent job. Can you please provide the steps and materials used? Thank you SO much!

  • Jean Jean on Oct 23, 2019

    Did you buy 2 new mirrors or have somebody cut it?

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