Why I need a change
So I’m at home with two kids. Thankfully one is potty trained, but the other one is just 5 months old. Which means I’ll be changing diapers well into 2021. So I’m in this bathroom A LOT.
The original mirror was just a plain old mirror.
But it bothered me because the size was so big and added no style to the space. I’ve seen a few folks update their builder grade mirrors with a rustic wooden frame, but I wanted something more classics to go with the modern French style of this bathroom.
So I dreamed up this mirror frame and it came out even better than I thought!
What you need
- Thin trim. Your choose of thickness and material. I used 5/16 inch knotty pine
- Liquid nails. I used Lepage no more nails
- Paint. I wanted a matte finish so I used chaulk paint
- A saw
- Measuring tape
Let’s get building
- Measure your frame and cut the outside of the frame dimensions first
- Paint all your trim. Paint the back too as it’s reflected in the mirror
- Add liquid nails to the backs. This stuff is super tacky so you don’t need to coat it. The trim is thin enough that a thin bead will suffice
- Line up each piece and use a level to ensure they are straight
- Now add the two vertical inside frame pieces. You’ll want to make sure they are the same distance from the outer frames
- Measure the distance between the inside top and bottom frame to cut the long vertical pieces. Attach these next.
- You want to make a square in all the corners, so measure the distance of the vertical trim from each other and cut the small pieces to size. You’ll want an extra few to use as spacers
- Fill in the gaps with wood filler, sand and paint them using an artists brush
Now every time I go to the bathroom, I love looking at the mirror!!