How to Frame Your Builder Grade Mirror

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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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  • Barbara Fife Barbara Fife on Nov 09, 2021

    I did this to my moms bathroom over 30 years ago! It sure made a difference. Yours looks very nice!

  • Awe6932207 Awe6932207 on Mar 30, 2022

    My mirror has a metal strip holding it on, How do I place the wood without a gap or it being uneven?

  • Kathy Kathy on May 24, 2022

    Hi Amber, what if the mirror has a crome strip at the bottom? Mine do and the mirror is glued to the wall with no brackets to hold it.

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  • Carol Harris Carol Harris on May 06, 2024

    love it

  • Hjoemata Hjoemata on May 17, 2024

    I was planning to do this to my mirrors but was going to make the frame first and then hang it on the mirror with mirror clips. After seeing what you did I think I like your idea better! Thanks -Joe