Framing Bathroom Mirror

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Framing Bathroom Mirror

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Framing Bathroom Mirror

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Framing Bathroom Mirror

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Searched everywhere to find out how to frame a mirror with clips. I re-modeled my bathroom and took the wall to wall mirror down. I then cut it a am putting it in the master bath as a full length mirror and wanted to frame it. Home Depot said to put a rail on the bottom and those silly troublesome clips on the sides and top. This is all fine until I want to frame it. Love your suggestion it be easier if I could just glue the mirror to the wall and frame it then but he said not too. Not sure why? It wasn’t glued to begin with. So here’s to framing and hanging the mirror that’s been waiting patiently for 4 months. Thank you again and if you know if I can glue the mirror to the wall that would be helpful too. It’s about 6 ft in height and 3 ft wide.

Framing Bathroom Mirror

Thanks so much for this. I too have been wondering what to do about those clips. You’ve solved that problem, and I can’t wait to get started. Unfortunately, I still have 2 more things holding me back that I’m hoping you can shed some light on. First, I’m wondering what happens if water or cleaning spray drips down between the wood and the mirror at the bottom. Does the glue hold the wood tight enough to the mirror to prevent this? I have even considered adding caulking there like the other tutorial you referenced does in the corners, and then painting using painter’s tape. But maybe that’s not necessary. What do you think? And secondly, my mirror has a 1″ bevel around the edges. I know I can get trim wide enough to not glue over the bevel and still have enough surface area to glue to the mirror. But my mirror is exposed on the right side and the gap between the wood and the mirror would be very obvious, I think. I’ve thought of guying a little thin strip of wood to glue over the wood, air and mirror on that right side. But that would make the frame a touch wider on the right than on the left, unless I do it for all 4 sides. Maybe if I caulk the small gap that would be created all around on the outside of the front it might look okay. Ugh – now this is getting complicated!! Any other ideas or tips? Thanks a lot! (hopefully my questions aren’t too confusing) Heather

Framing Bathroom Mirror

Thank you so much for spelling out your tips regarding the caulking gun, and the miter box kit. I have ALWAYS wanted to do this, but kept putting it off. Here’s a tip/suggestion I encountered after doing this project. Be sure to use CLEAR adhesive/glue. My Lowe’s store only sold Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive, but not the “mirror adhesive” as suggested in tutorial. I didn’t think bout the consequences, as I thought, I HAD to stick to buying Liquid Nails brand. With so many brands of adhesive glues out there, I was almost tempted to try or buy another brand….but I stuck with LIQUID NAILS. The Liquid Nails I bought is white in color, and it reflected off the mirror. Bad mistake I made, so even though I painted the backsides of moulding, the white colored adhesive reflected off the mirror. I think I will touchup this part of mirror with a black paint pen to hide the white. I’m a newbie to DIY, and have no experience/knowledge regarding the holding power of adhesives/glues and the brands out there. Sometimes we may be limited to whatever brands our stores in our areas sell….Lowe’s sold Loctite, but not mirror adhesive. I’m assuming this Loctite isn’t clear either. There was also GOOP, which which is clear, and I have heard is a very strong adhesive. Have any of you tried different brands of adhesives? I have a 2nd mirror I’ll be doing next. This time, I will make sure I use a CLEAR adhesive. I like flexibility, so I’d appreciate anyone’s suggestions for other brands of clear adhesives. Thank you once again for helping me get started. You got my mind brainstorming of other projects that need to be done…….and you have given me the confidence and motivation to do them

Framing Bathroom Mirror

Start by determining the size of the existing mirror as well as the new frame. In this case, the mirror was 84” x 36”. With this size, I knew I wanted to frame it with 1×4 for good proportions. Because of the overall style of the bathroom, squared cedar was selected as the frame material. However, this method can be used with any wood type of at least 3/4” thickness, including ornate trims. Since this frame is “floating” on (not attached to) an existing mirror already mounted to the wall, a margin of overlap is left to conceal the edge of the mirror. Be sure to leave at least 2” of material to the outside of the frame, so it can be properly joined in the corners.

Framing Bathroom Mirror

Wow, this post could not have come at a better time. I had just removed my rectangular mirror with the plastc clips, and was online searching for a new mirror, when I decided to take a break & do some blog reading. I love how your framed mirror looks and would love to do this to mine instead of purchasing a new one. My mirror was only attached to the wall with the clips, so I also need to see how you changed out the clips for washers.

Framing Bathroom Mirror

Great job! It is a wonderfully inexpensive way to upgrade a builder-grade mirror without having to replace it. Apologies if someone already mentioned this (as I did not have the time or inclination to read all comments), but one thing that needs to be done if the frame sits on top of the mirror glass at all is to finish the back side of the frame (at least an inch or two from the inside edge). Otherwise, you will see that edge reflected in your mirror, and it looks bad! It looks like you did this in the finished product pictures, Ashley, but that wasn’t as evident in your photos of the back side in progress). The same thing applies to the frame fastening method: make sure to keep any glue away from the inside edges. We have also actually used small furring strips around the mirror (if you have space around it) to attach the frame to. This helps to make up for the difference in thickness between wall and glass if the frame overlaps only partially.

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