Hi everyone! I must say I have had a pretty hectic week…but finding the time to write this DIY was very therapeutic for me. I love sharing ideas, little projects around my home, and hopefully helping you with a inspiration of your own!
We moved into our current home about 4 years and I absolutely looove it. We’ve owned 2 other homes…and I can honestly say I never felt like those were ‘mine’ for some reason. The walls were left unpainted and I never took any time to make those homes personal. They were builder grade…nothing fancy…and it showed.
But the moment we walked into this house…I knew. It was mine. I saw beyond the orange-red kitchen and pickled pink cabinets, the laminate flooring that echoed, and the Roman column wallpaper in the master bath. It needed some work and I couldn’t wait to get started.
I will share alot of before and afters with you soon but first wanted to show you how I framed the bathroom mirror in my children’s bathroom.
I do not have a before-before picture of the gold track lighting and olive green paint on the walls…but you can imagine it.
And I do not have alot of step by step of the actual cutting of the wood, etc because I had no idea I would one day have a blog about design…who knew?
But I will happily answer any questions you have because it was really so simple…and I completed the project entirely on my own. Doesn’t someone out there have a ‘I made it without my hubby!’ motto?
Here is a picture of the bathroom before the mirror was framed:
You can see I replaced the gold track lights with fixtures from Lowe’s for about $35 each and painted the walls Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage….in my opinion, the prettiest color on the planet.
Measure the length and width of your mirror. Then head over to Lowe’s or Home Depot…
I purchased molding (or casing) from Lowe’s…I wanted a thick molding to add some character to the room.
Lowe’s has a cutting station and a very nice gentleman will happily cut the molding for you…just add about 1/2 inch to the length and width to allow for cutting at a 45 degree angle.
Using a mitre saw (or an electric saw if you are cool like that) which has angles already there for you…measure your length, your 45 degree angle, mark with a pencil, then place in the mitre box…and start working your arm muscles.
You need to mark which direction your angle will go for each corner. Do this with all four pieces of molding.
After each piece was cut, I painted and distressed the molding black and let dry overnight.
You will need mirror glue…also from Lowe’s…to attach each piece of molding to the 4 sides of the mirror.
Add some chalk to the corners of the molding, if needed, and touch up with your paint.
And that’s it my friends!
Seriously the best thing to you can do for your bathroom! I also framed out the mirror in our master bath with much thicker molding and it is gorgeous!
Roll your mouse over the picture to see the before and after:
I also painted the cabinets black in this bathroom and added brushed nickel knobs from Lowe’s…I think they were $1 a piece.
The entire project was less than $100, mainly because I bought new light fixtures, and worth every penny!
Have you ever framed out your bathroom mirrors? We’d love to see!
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