Both our bathrooms were renovated recently, one about 1 year ago and our en-suite was finished just a couple of months ago, but I liked the idea of the framed mirror.
The mirror we had in the main bathroom had gone into the garden as a backdrop to some plants.
|The old bathroom mirror in the garden reflecting some plants|
The new bigger mirror we had bought to replace it, even though it's only about 1 year old was already showing signs of deterioration to the silver backing on the bottom edge, so it was the perfect candidate for this project.
|The edges of the mirror showing signs of deterioration the silver lining at the back|
I measured the mirror and went to the hardware store to buy two 12x12mm treated pine poles with 2,40mt length.
After making a little drawing to get the measurements right, I used a small electric hand saw to cut all the pieces. The edges were sanded and then painted.
The drawing with the measurements
a spray can of black gloss enamel.
The drying time was only about 20 minutes, and because of the warm day we were having the painting and drying went quick.
Of course when it was time to assemble and glue everything somehow I miscalculated one of the inner lengths, because on one side the little connecting pieces were 1cm shorter than I needed. So back to cutting 3 little pieces, sanding, painting...
Then it was time to give the mirror a good clean and to glue the frame, bit by bit with a special silicone for mirrors (Selleys liquid nails for mirror, metal, glass).
|Gluing the pieces to the mirror|
So that everything stayed in the right spot, I left the mirror on top of a table, to allow the silicone to dry until the next day.
It was now time to hang the mirror back in the bathroom and admire my handiwork!
Sadly I forgot to take a picture before taking the mirror down, and the only other picture I have of the bathroom was after our renovations but with no mirror yet!
Now those ugly edges are covered and the mirror has a modern look too.
|The final product !|
|The white wood pieces for the en-suite mirror|
Hope you enjoyed the project and feel inspired to do your own. It only takes a few hours and gives the bathroom a new look.