DIY & Crafts

DIY bathroom mirror frame

By: Sarah Gunn

DIY bathroom mirror Author: Sarah Gunn

DIY & Crafts

DIY bathroom mirror frame

By: Sarah Gunn

Start with…



Bevelled-edge mirror, $58, homedepot.ca.

Chic shelf

You'll need:
- 1- by 4-inch (2.5 by 10 cm) pine boards
- Tape measure
- Saw
- Sandpaper
- Paintbrush
- Wood stain
- Cloth
- Liquid Nails adhesive
- Screwdriver
- 4 flat corner braces and screws





How to make it:

1. Measure the boards; then, using the saw, cut them to size. You want the top and bottom pieces to be the exact width of the mirror, while the side pieces should be the length of the mirror, plus the depth of the top and bottom pieces. Sand the edges as needed for a smooth finish.

2. With the paintbrush, apply stain to all sides of each board, wiping with a dry cloth as you go. Do not let the stain dry before wiping.

3. Apply adhesive to the ends of the shorter boards. Attach the 4 boards together to form a frame.

4. Once dry, carefully flip the frame upside down. Use the screwdriver to screw the braces into each corner to secure.

5. Apply adhesive to the back of the frame and set in place on the wall. You may need to tape the frame to the wall until the adhesive takes hold.

Traditional trim

You'll need:
- Wood moulding
- Tape measure
- Mitre saw
- Sandpaper
- Paintbrush and paint
- Liquid Nails adhesive
- Level
- Painter's tape
- Caulking gun and caulk
- Cloth





How to make it:

1. Measure the moulding; then, using the saw, cut it to size. Cut the frame to be flush with the edge of the mirror. Sand the edges as needed for a smooth finish.

2. With the paintbrush, paint each piece and let dry.

3. Glue the bottom piece in place on the mirror first by applying adhesive to the back, keeping it from the edges. Check to make sure it's level before it dries. Secure with tape.

4. Repeat with the two vertical pieces. Glue the top piece in place; secure with tape.

5. Caulk the corners where two pieces meet as needed. Use a dry cloth to wipe any excess; later, touch up with paint.

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This story was originally part of "Framed!" in the March 2016 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!
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