How to Frame Your Builder Grade Mirror

5 Materials
$50
1 Hour
Easy

Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!


When you hear "builder grade" you probably have the same yellow/beige color I'm thinking of come to mind. You've seen those boring bathroom mirrors that are essentially just glass stuck to the wall. I teamed up with a Hometalker who had FIVE of these mirrors in her house and knew she needed an easy way to transform them.


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We started with these mirrors in the master bathroom. As you can see there's nothing interesting about them - just a plain mirror hung on the wall.

With a few cuts and some glue we transformed these mirrors!

The first thing we did was put up the corner pieces.

Add a bit of glue and press directly onto the mirror. Make sure you are lined up directly into the corner!

Next, measure the space between the corner pieces and cut your trim board to fit!

Glue up your trim boards and use a bit of tape if they need help staying in place.

Once all your trim is in place - add a little extra tape if you notice it's slid down after a few minutes. Once it starts to dry, your pieces will stay in place.

Note: we painted our pieces before putting them up. Much easier to paint before it goes on the mirror!

Allow plenty of time for the adhesive to dry before removing your tape!

Enjoy your beautiful new mirrors!

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  • Brian Kozicki Brian Kozicki on Mar 18, 2021

    Did you put any clear caulking around the inside edge and the mirror? Just wondering if condensation dripping down and getting behind the wood, would cause rot or mold eventually.

  • Brian Kozicki Brian Kozicki on Mar 18, 2021

    Did you put any clear caulking around the inside edge and the mirror? Just wondering if condensation dripping down and getting behind the wood, would cause rot or mold eventually.

  • JD JD on May 25, 2021

    i Have clips holding my mirror on at the top.

    Did you?

    And if yes, what do you do with them?

    My mirror is twice as big as yours,

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 25, 2021

    Love this idea! While I haven’t done this yet- I have neighbors who have and used heavy duty yet small sized magnets to hold frame to mirror. The use of magnets allows you to change up the frame in the future.

    • Sandy Sandy on May 25, 2021

      How and where were the magnets applied? I’m very interested!

      Thank you for info.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 25, 2021

    So basically create the frame box,

    apply (glue) magnets to frame and mirror.

    My neighbor had small, strong one inch magnets on each frame side. So if you ever want a change or even just to clean mirror- the whole frame pops right off. If in the event you ever totally want to ditch the frame- you only have to deal with removing a small one inch magnet that was glued to mirror. Hope that make sense.

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