Tiled Bathroom Mirror Frame - No Grout!

5 Materials
4 Hours
I wanted to add a little color and some character to the kids bathroom without a lot of cost, time or mess! I put a glass mosaic tile border around it without using any grout!
The plain generic mirror before! I purchased five sheets of mosaic tiles from Lowes. The green color I wanted was around $7 per sheet. I wanted the border 3 tiles deep. The builder grade mirror is 41"x60" and it is glued to the wall without the use of mirror clips.
I used this amazing glue Loctite Power Grab (affiliate)! You can find it by the caulk but no caulk gun is required for use! I was able to squeeze a small (it did not take much at all!) dot of glue onto each tile and just press it to the mirror. The glue stuck fast, I did not have to tape any tiles to make them stick. This glue starts white, but dries completely clear. I peeled the tiles off their sheet and stuck them on one by one. This part took the longest, but was still reasonable!
After the glue was dry I taped off the tiles, and the mirror and used bathroom grade white caulk. The tape keeps the caulk line clean, just remove it as soon as you've smoothed out your caulk don't let it dry with the tape on you'll just remove the whole caulk line taking it off then.

Neat and tidy, no grout to mess with!
Added a little paint to the wall while I was at it, and some towel hooks rather than the bar. It's a whole new bathroom now for a very minimal cost!

Next on the list of things needing updated is that awful floor!

The rest of the budget bathroom makeover details can be found in the blog link below :)
Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
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  • Kathy Kathy on May 16, 2022

    Why did you have to use the white caulk after the tiles were placed? I want to frame around mine also and I have two bathrooms. 36X54 1/2" and 36X64 3/4". Both are showing discolor by the track ledge they sit on which is on top of my granite base.

  • Terry Terry on Sep 18, 2022

    Looks great but I have a 1” bevel around my mirror. Could I make this idea work on a beveled edge? I can’t tell if yours is beveled from the pic.

  • Carol Marshall Carol Marshall on Jan 22, 2023

    I loved your idea and planned to try it. Your mirror looks so pretty! Is there another product that secures it to the mirror? I looked up the LocktIte Power Grab. The label states: Not recommended for use on mirrors, stainless steel, glass, or underwater areas, and one surface must be porous for secure application.

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  • Dee Dee on Dec 26, 2022

    I love Loctite Power Grab. It works on so many projects. I used decorative molding around the edges of my mirrors, but the tile looks fantastic!

  • Mary Sieben Mary Sieben on Sep 20, 2023

    I too did this. I used peel and stick tiles. Super easy. Just cut to the size you want.