Saturday, December 1, 2012
DIY Framed Mirror
Today, I am excited to show you our framed mirror project. This is something that I have been wanting to do for quite awhile. It ended up being a very cost effective way to dress up our plain builder's grade mirror.
To start off, we used a piece of trim and a quarter round shoe. The trim is actually some that came as baseboard in our home. About a year ago, we refinished our nursery and pulled off the baseboards in the room and put in thicker ones, so this has just been sitting in my garage ever since. The shoe was purchased at Home Depot. After measuring the mirror, my husband cut four pieces out of each piece of wood, on 45 degree angles.
Then we glued the shoe to the outer edge of the baseboard trim. We used molding and trim wood glue and clamped it for a half hour while it dried.
When all four sides were ready, it was time to assemble the frame. My husband used a board to make sure the frame was on exact 90 degree angles. We clamped the frame to the board and let it dry.
Then it was time to sand and paint. And sand and paint. And sand and paint, until we had the finish we liked. I used Glidden White on White in semi-gloss.
Next, we attached the frame to the mirror using Liquid Nails heavy duty.
We taped the mirror on one side and blocked it up on the other side, then let it dry overnight.
I love the result! It made the mirror look so much better.