How to frame a bathroom mirror

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  • Peg Peg on Aug 14, 2017
    Remove the mirror first.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Aug 14, 2017
    You don't have to remove the mirror . Decide on what material you want to use, whether its flat wood or molding , and then just attach with commercial 3M double sided tape which can be found at Lowe's or Home Depot or your local area home improvement store .

  • Bet28462106 Bet28462106 on Aug 14, 2017
    You can frame your plate mirror without removing it. Some building supply stores have items in stock just for this type of project so ask an associate. If you are handy, you can measure the length and width and purchase a wide variety of moulding to accomplish a professional look. You can secure the moulding with strong two sided tape or nail if you purchase mounding that is wide and you have the clearance to do this. Whether you tape or nail, careful and precise caulking is a mus. Use caution if nailing and wear the appropriate safety equipment. To add extra beauty the moulding can be painted and distressed. If you are wanting to stain the frame, use solid wood and not finger jointed.

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Aug 14, 2017
    Hello Rosemary; If I were doing this, I would purchase the size frame that I wished to fit around my mirror.
    You can attach the frame with heavy duty glue.
    I would use Liquid nails adhesive.
    You can purchase it anywhere. Wal-Mart, Etc.
    I personally have done this project, a total of three times, and each one has turned out quite different, but they all have been Stunning.
    Relax, Have Fun, and Enjoy your new framed mirror!!!! Take Care!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Aug 14, 2017
    If you're talking about a large mirror that is glued to the wall, leave it in place! Removal will cause it to break.

    You can either frame around it with wood or create a "frame" with other materials like tiles, etc. Just remember to work on the wall adjacent to the mirror, not ON the mirror itself.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 14, 2017
    Here are some more ideas with instructions

    Good luck!

  • Gracie Gracie on Aug 15, 2017
    I didn't have a way to cut and miter so I went to a company called MirrorMates. They make frames for just this purpose. Definitely more expensive than DIY but I love the result. The problem with DIY is you have to make a space for the clips that hold the mirror up. Definitely replace them with low profile clips (one at a time!) . Here is my before and after.