Bathroom Mirror Makeover
Today I’m sharing a mini mirror make-over in my bathroom. The mirror in our bathroom was a plain builder grade model. I’m sure many of you are familiar with this type of bathroom mirror and may have them your home as well.
Many years ago when I first redid this bathroom from an ugly 80’s style bathroom to the cute raindrop bathroom it is now, I applied auto trim for a makeshift mirror frame. That was an easy and inexpensive temporary fix but I was ready to upgrade the frame to something nicer before the holiday season.
The holidays are coming and that means we will be hosting guests soon. This is the perfect time of year for some simple decor upgrades that can be done in less than a day.
I was approached by the folks at Frame My Mirror to try out one of their Add a Frame mirror frames. I was super excited to try adding a frame to my existing builder grade mirror.
I ordered a few samples from their website and decided on the Humbolt frame style. It’s classic and will match almost any décor.
All I had to do once I decided on the style I wanted was measure my mirror and input the dimensions into their online calculator.
Follow these steps to order your perfect Add A Frame:
1) Use a tape measure determine the width and height of your mirror.
2) If you have any objects near your mirror that may interfere with the installation of your new frame, you’ll want to measure the distance from the edge of your mirror to these obstructions as well.
3) While you’re doing your measuring, make sure to note if your mirror has beveled edges or if plastic clips have been used to hang the mirror onto the wall. You’ll be asked about these when filling out your order form.
Ordering was very easy and within a week my frame arrived.
The frame arrived in four pieces and they included glue and all the supplies you need except a hammer.
Follow these steps to construct your mirror:
Apply the Frame My Mirror glue to one of the two corner pieces. Using your hand, insert an assembly wedge into the proper route on both of the corner pieces. Join the two corners together while making sure to hold the frame pieces level. You can use a folded washcloth under the low side to help keep the back level while you’re pushing the wedges into place. If you need some extra help, gently tap the pieces together using your hammer so each wedge sits flush with the frame. When you’re done with your corner, use a damp cloth to clean up any excess glue that may have squeezed out. Repeat the process for the remaining three corners and allow your newly assembled frame to rest for at least 3 hours before moving into installation.
Next I just had to peel of the back of the adhesive on the frame and stick it to the mirror.
I wiped down the mirror with a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol. The frame adhesive will stick better if there is no residue like dust or fingerprints on the mirror. Alcohol also removed the black residue from the former auto trim frame that you can see in my “before” picture.
I had my husband help me make sure everything was level and straight and then we applied the frame to the mirror. I recommend a second pair of eyeballs for this part because you want to do it correctly the first time.
I just love how it turned out. It’s amazing how such a simple frame can transform the look of a room and elevate the décor so that it looks more expensive than it really is.
This frame is also great for renters because it can be removed when you move. When installed properly, it won’t damage the existing mirror.
What do you think of my mirror upgrade? Let me know what you think in the comments and make sure you head over to Frame My Mirror to check out all their frame styles.