How to Frame a Mirror
How to frame a mirror – bathrooms.
I’ve had some requests from a few of you asking how to frame a mirror for a bathroom. It’s actually really easy.
We just recently remodeled our hall bathroom, and one thing we did was frame our bathroom mirror.
I just don’t like the way the mirror looks by itself, held on the wall by those terrible plastic anchors.
The difference it made in the bathroom just by framing the mirror was amazing! It makes a huge difference in the appearance of your entire bathroom!
First, you want to measure the size of your existing mirror. Measure both the length and the width. Then, all you need is a custom frame sized to fit.
There are several different places you can purchase custom frames from.
There are also custom framing kits, which allow you to frame the mirror without removing it from the wall.
How to frame a mirror (for a custom frame) –
Once you have your frame, you just insert your mirror, and tighten the metal brackets on the back to hold it into place.
Once you’re done, you’re going to want to hang this using either a frame hanging kit, or you can use screws.
Since our frame was black, it was easy for us to just screw ours in. We located the studs in the wall, and screwed it directly to the wall, through the edges of the frame in two places.
Then we made sure it was secure, and we were done! You can’t even see the screws, they blend into the frame.
We chose this option because our bathroom mirrors were small, which made it easy to find a custom frame to fit.
Some of the other options may suit your needs better, especially if you have larger sized mirrors.
If you decide to opt for a frame kit, or purchase your own molding for a complete DIY project, there are instructions on how to frame a bathroom mirror using molding of your choice.
There are other options, of course. You can always purchase a pre-framed mirror instead.
Either way, having a framed mirror looks so much better than the standard mirror. It’s a simple, and fairly inexpensive way to really dress up your bathroom.
I absolutely love the new look. I was quite surprised at how well it really did turn out!
I’ve included a few links to framed mirrors as well, that way you can compare pricing, and decide which route is best for you.