Sunday, July 25, 2010

Framing Mirrors

About a year ago I decided that I wanted to frame my master bath mirrors. Now, in a perfect world I would have had my huge mirrors removed and replaced with framed mirrors. The logic set in when I thought of the amount of repainting, etc. that would be involved. I bought the vinyl strips at Home Depot with the little decorative pieces to hide the seems. You do not have to have a saw for this, you score the strips and they snap. Due to the size of my mirrors this little project was a bit pricey to the tune of $100.
Last week I decided to frame my powder room with a much wider frame. I used a much durable plastic molding from Home Depot that I mitered. During this project I learned a very valuable lesson that I am sure all carpenters know, always cut about 1/4 of an inch longer that you measure. It is always easier to shave wood off since there are no "wood extenders" that I know of. This project costs $20.


  1. LOVE how this turned out!! I'm such a FAUX phobe!! lol It really looks nice. NOW, ya gotta help me do the math on mine. ;)

  2. What did you use to glue it to the mirror? Did you have to nail anything?