Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you how I framed some builder mirrors, it was really easy and fun to do (DIY baby!). You can totally knock this out in a weekend. The end result was beautiful and they added a lot of character and a custom look to the bathrooms for not much money at all!
|Tutorial: How to Frame builder Mirrors!|
1. Miter Saw
2. Calk- White
3. Wood Filler
4. Liquid Nails
5. Crown Molding
6. Chair rail Molding
8. Dremel Tool
The supply list above is what I personally used to achieve the look for my particular builder mirror frame project, you can change it to fit the design of what you want for your project. This is my opinion and the method I chose, I'm not an expert yet this is what worked for me!
Step 1: Measure the mirrors so you will buy enough molding.
-Buy everything on the supply list above. I already had the white high gloss paint used for trim work and built ins around the house.
Step 2: Make your cuts on the molding at a 45 degree angle with your saw.
-Sorry I didn't take pictures of cutting. I did take pictures of the cut pieces but I cannot locate it, yet I will add it when I find it although it isn't necessary...I just wanted to show the pieces separately before assembling them.
Step 3: Clips, make room for them.
-If you have mirror clips, make room for them. I used a Dremel tool (less than $80) to shave the back of the molding so the 'builder mirror clips' would fit behind the new frames. Another chisel type tool would work fine as well but I didn't have a chisel.
|The Dremel tool has various uses!|
-Now you can do it one of 2 ways. Construct frame right onto mirror or construct on the ground first then glue it to the mirror.
-I made mine with the 'Crown Molding' piece on the outer edge, with the 'Chair Rail Molding' on the inner edge to create each frame.
|Crown Molding on outside edge, Chair Rail Molding on inside edge|
|Liquid Nails can be found a local DIY sources.|
Step 5: Calk and Wood Filler.
-Once you got the frames up and the glue has dried. Everything has 'settled', then it is time to wood filler the frame and calk the seams. I used Elmer's Wood Filler ($5-6 dollars).
|Wood Filler can be found at local DIY sources.|
Step 6: Paint.
- I already had the white high gloss paint/ or accent paint. Whatever color you decide on make sure to get a high gloss one if it is going to be inside a humid bathroom environment or use color you want and top coat it with a clear type coating.
|Double sink vanity builder Mirror Frame by SWEET HAUTE|
|Single sink vanity builder Mirror Frame by SWEET HAUTE|
A book that I found helpful when doing any type of wood trim in your space is Crown Molding Install like a Pro, it can be found here. YAY! and now you have gorgeous frames that give your space a custom look! Tell me what you think... Do you have frames on your mirrors? If so, did you use similar methods to create them? Please leave a comment below!