Framing out your mirror…the cheap and easy DIY way!

Why oh why didn’t we do this YEARS ago?! Framing out a mirror might be one of the easiest and cheapest DIY projects we have ever done around here!

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framing out a mirror the cheap and easy DIY way

Y’all, framing out a mirror makes such a huge difference. It wasn’t until I did the $100 room challenge in our downstairs bathroom that I got motivated to add this to the list of projects. You can read all about the whole makeover here.

A lot of projects were happening in this bathroom during the month of January, and framing out the mirror was one of the last things we did.

Here it is before we framed it out.

It was simple, really. We (my husband) measured the size of our mirror. We knew we would attach it right on to the mirror itself, so that’s what we measured.

We (my husband) went to Lowe’s and got some 2 in wide pine boards x 1/4 in. thick. We (my husband) cut these to size, using a Miter saw to make the 45 degree angles. Once we had the pieces cut, I (I can actually say I did this part!) stained them. For this project, we used Minwax Special Walnut Stain. One of my favorites! 

Once the stain was dry, we (my husband) attached the wood directly to the mirror with an all purpose liquid nails. That stuff will hold up just about anything!!

That was it. It has been almost a month and it hasn’t come down yet, so I will take that as a great sign!

Now I want to frame out allllll of our plain and boring bathroom mirrors! Why not, right?!

Hope this was helpful for you guys!

Until next time…

~ Stacey


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  1. Marilyn

    I know! I did all four of our mirrors last summer after hating them for nearly 30 years. What a difference!

    • Stacey Collins

      Fun! It really does make such a big difference! Can’t wait to do more of ours too!