I need instructions on how to frame a bathroom mirror with molding

What do I do about the clips that hold the mirror in place?
  11 answers
  • Dee Dee on Feb 19, 2016
    easy peasy. Get corner block from HD and molding that you like. I prefer the thicker kind. You do not have to miter can cut straight pieces with corner blocks or miter and attach to mirror with construction glue. When you paint molding make sure back is painted half way because it reflects in mirror.

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    • Pam Lewandowski Pam Lewandowski on Mar 01, 2016
      @Dee --- Girl, I know. A/C has been on since Saturday. Won't be turned off now until October! It's here! ** FYI folks, we've been in the '70's for about a week -- Love our Texas weather. We hardly ever have a winter! :)

  • Pam Lewandowski Pam Lewandowski on Feb 19, 2016
    Looking to do the same in our bathrooms. So, I'm gonna lurk around on here! Shhhh.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 19, 2016
    There are kits available online but they are expensive. There are lots of tutorial online for making them. Just do a google search...

  • Amarpale Amarpale on Feb 19, 2016
    i am doing the same in my bathroom and was wondering the same thing, so I checked my mirrors and fond they were glued so I am able to take the clips off and once the molding is up this will replace the clips and support the mirror.

  • Becky Becky on Feb 19, 2016
    Dee has it down pat!! My only tip is to use Heavy Duty Liquid Nails and tape your pieces in place while it dries. We did the one in our bathroom and it wasnt glued. The mirror was 4 by 6...it was a pain in the bum. Anyway, because it was so long, the boards wanted to slide or bend. It took 3 days, to be safe, and a lot of books to keep it flat. Just be VERY careful if you take it down.

  • Linda Linda on Feb 20, 2016
    Dee, what about the clips?

    • Dee Dee on Feb 21, 2016
      @Linda You just cut a notch out in the back of the molding and it hides the clips completely

  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Feb 20, 2016
    I framed the mirror in my house. First I used glass/mirror adhesive that comes in a caulking tube. It's what contractors use to affix those big mirrors to the wall. When I got to the edges with the clips I measured my piece and cut it then held it in place and marked where the clips would be once installed. I then used either my table saw with the blade set at the correct height so as not to cut the mounding in half, but to cut a notch out for the clip or used my chisel to form the notch since I used two types of mounding and they hit the clips at different places.

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    • 9530106 9530106 on Feb 20, 2016
      @Irene The decorative squares are called rosettes. There are several styles available. Blessings!

  • Jhmarie Jhmarie on Feb 20, 2016
    I did similar to Mandy. I used the molding that is made out of a polystyrene because it is lightweight and easier for the construction adhesive to hold, but also I was able to cut a notch in the back with my very sharp utility knife. The notch went over the clip.

  • Elaine Elaine on Feb 20, 2016
    Try securing the mirror to the wall with mirror glue (Home Depot). That was you can safely do the molding that you like. Be sure your mirror is level before you glue it and that you have support under the mirror (books, etc.) and tape it to the walls with blue painters tape to hold it until the glue dries. Another nice way to accentuate the mirror is with the small tiles they sell at Home Depot. They also sell the stuff that you can cut and glen right to the wall, place your tile and then grout the same day!

  • Janis Janis on Feb 20, 2016
    Thanks everyone for your help. I hope to get started on this project soon.

  • Anna Anna on Feb 21, 2016
    Many times the mirror is glued to the wall. The rosettes are only there to secure the mirror until the glue sets. It you actually need the rosettes to secure the mirror to the wall then substitute washers for the rosettes. That way there is no 'bump'.