Updating an old mirror
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This is by far one of the easiest ways to fancy-up your boring mirrors and the best part about this project is that it won’t damage your mirror and it’s not permanent so you can change them in and out as your taste changes. Here is the after – after about 45 minutes of work and about $15 😉Can you believe the difference! EASY 🙂I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes in the short boards.Just place the board in with the angle flush against the base of the Jig. We want these frames to look very smooth and clean because they are going to be mirror frames.
These are great because they are flexible and they last a long time! Now, go back and fill any gouges and scratches that your boards have with 3M Wood Filler .
From what I can tell by watching the How-To video on their website, it looks as easy as sticking them on with adhesive that comes with the frames.
The company was started by Lisa Huntting, who was tired of removing the old mirrors and wanted an easier way to give her bathrooms an updated look.
I centered the mirror on the backer board and measured an extra 2 1/4 inches around.
This left a lip wide enough to glue the filler to and enough room that the frame could be flush with the ends of the panel and fit over the mirror an inch to hold it all together.
I only needed to find three layers of scrap supply to make my mirror frame: The backer board, the middle fill, and the frame itself.
We had a piece of that fake wainscoting in the basement that was perfect for the backer board and I was able to use the scrap pieces of this paneling for the filler.
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I've had this old mirror hanging around for quite some time now (actually it was propped up.) Though it got in my way and it was positioned against the wall in such a manner that it actually made me look fatter, I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of it.
If you are staining, make sure to get the stainable wood filler! I stained the boards with Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain and attached them with 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. We are going to hang this beauty with 3M Command Strips!
They are perfect for this project because they will not leave a residue on the mirror when you take it down!
***I removed all of her mirror clips so that the frame fit.