I have mentioned this inexpensive update of adding trim to a bathroom mirror to many of my home staging clients. Here is a step-by-step tutorial from my own home!
Here it is unframed.
There are a lot of tutorials out there, but I’ll give you a quick rundown of how we framed ours since it might be a bit different. I like to glue the wood right to the mirror so you don’t have the visible seam between the wood trim and the mirror caulk doesn’t quite hide. You can also customize your trim to fit the style of your home. We had a craftsman trim on the mirrors in our last house, but this house needs something a bit more elegant with a crown moulding piece on top. You will need a saw for this project so that might prevent some of you from trying this DIY. If you are game, here’s the process.
This is basically four boards glued to the mirror in a square with two trim pieces glued on top. We measured and bought pre-primed pieces at our local home improvement store. The top piece is a wider board at 5 inches and the side and bottom pieces are about 3-3 1/2 inches. Since these are pre-primed there wasn’t any painting to do beforehand. If you are painting anything other than white keep in mind to paint before you install the pieces on your mirror. The backside will show in the reflection of your mirror. Once the bottom piece was cut to length we used liquid nails to apply it to the mirror. We also held it temporarily in place with screws underneath until it was dry the next day along with the blue painters tape. Then we cut and installed the side and top pieces. I installed a trim piece on the top that resembles crown moulding and a smaller trim piece at the base of the top board. The next day I removed the tape and screws. I caulked the seams and painted it the same color as our cabinets. Done!
You can see more DIY projects on my personal blog, classicstylehome.com!