How can I update my Mirror in bathroom?

by Steph
I would like to update a bathroom window using either wood or mosaic tiles as I've seen done on Hometalk. My confusion or doubt is the border of mirror currently on sides & top are beveled. Would a piece of wood fit snug or tiles fold against the bevel? If I can only use wood on top & sides would it look odd to add mosaic tile at bottom where it sits on top of ledge or would another piece of wood fit flush against sides? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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  11 answers
  • K K on Apr 27, 2017
    The bevel is beautiful but for adding to it, there is a conundrum. Hmm. I think it looks great as is, wood wouldn't update it, imo just make it busy and not nearly as upscale . The bevel hinders the addition of tiles. Can you put this mirror somewhere else and maybe get a new (or used) one to experiment on for the bathroom?

  • Steph Steph on Apr 27, 2017
    Thanks for your feedback. Removing isn't an option since we removed other very plain mirrors & caused some damage to the walls. They've been on for 22 yrs. I could probably live with the beveled edging on 3 sides, but the bottom straight edge is starting to show considerable age. Would perhaps a mosaic tile along the bottom only look too out of place?

  • Car22263586 Car22263586 on Apr 28, 2017
    What about adding some of those dollar store little glass pebbles? they might just do the trick. You could always do a test piece on a piece of wood and lay it on the bottom of the mirror. Worth a couple of bucks to see if you like it or not. Same goes with your wood idea. Try it out first. Tip though, if you do end u p using wood, make sure you paint the back of your trim because the mirror will reflect any missing bits of paint.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Apr 28, 2017
    Some beveled glass is cut into the thicker piece of glass and others, like yours, look like an additional piece was added on top of the main mirror . This is done not only to save the contractor money , but the overall mirror won't be as heavy . I'd look into removing the beveled edges , then it will be easier to go from there .

  • Deb Deb on Apr 28, 2017
    I made a frame out of trim boards and then used heavy duty velcro to attach them.. They were white but i painted them again with trim paint to match. You could paint any color or design the boards as you like.. Just use a miter saw to cut the corners. very easy

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Apr 28, 2017
    If you have to keep the bevels, but are looking for a bit of something different....I would try putting a strip of small mosaic tiles (1/2" or 3/4") along the inner edge of the bevel...directly on the flat mirror part. I would just use one row....then, at the bottom, you could use the same mosaic tiles and make a strip all along the bottom, but make it 4-5 rows wide to give the base of the mirror some balance. Hopefully that makes sense.....

  • Kathy Guy Kathy Guy on Apr 28, 2017
    If you are trying to cover the bottom of the mirror because it has become defective, why not go to your local glass dealer and have them make you a piece of beveled mirror to match the three sides you have? It would update the mirror completely and hide the black spots. These mirrors are the IN thing in all new homes.

    • 7218805 7218805 on Apr 28, 2017
      I agree!! I've never seen tiles or glass beads stuck onto glass that looked professional...they all seem to look so homemade. If you can't have bevel glass cut, and still want to hide the bottom with tiles, perhaps head to your tile store for marble/mirrored gass type of small tiles to use as a sort-of "city scape" buildings, taller shorter...just make sure your last (top) ones are beveled so you don't have that hard, square edge on top. Artistically I think it would give you quite the look you may be looking for without looking tacky. Good luck with whatever you choose to do!

  • Willy boy 64 Willy boy 64 on Apr 28, 2017
    You can put a wooden frame over the existing frame

  • Karen Karen on Apr 26, 2018
    I have this same issue in my bathroom. I was thinking of getting some floorboard to put around the mirror to frame it. On the floorboard I was thinking of using those glass pebbles from the dollar store and maybe crushed shells or sea glass. Something to spruce it up. Some floorboard or crown moulding is pretty so maybe just pain some of that. And in case you want to try it first use the Velcro backing. That way you are not committed. That's what I'll do because I'm sure my husband won't like it. Lol.

    • Karen Karen on Apr 26, 2018
      Ugh... that's supposed to say maybe paint some. Not pain some.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 26, 2018
    Try just a simple POP of paint color!! match an item or two on your counter top. Easy Peasy.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 12, 2022

    So not cover the bevels, Just stick wood or tiles in the middle. You could also use stick on tile covers for this exercise or Contact paper.