Framing Bathroom Mirrors
Welcome to Framing Bathroom Mirrors – Part IV in our master bath remodel series. Last night, I shared the ripple effect story – guess what we are now rippling over to framing bathroom mirrors portion of our remodel. Framing bathroom mirrors is an easy project that should take you no more than 1 hour to complete, plus the time to paint in the color of your choice. We are going white since our board and batten wainscoting featured on Bob Vila Nation is a bright white.
Make sure you gather everything you need to complete your project before you get started. Hello I Live Here used the following items: Ryobi Miter saw, Ryobi Cat Sander, white caulk for bathroom/caulk gun, Stanley tape measure, pencil (2), Liquid nails adhesive, Scotch painters tape, and 3 ¼ in x 8 ft white casing. We purchased all our products from Lowe’s for this project.
Here’s what we did to get this look:
First we cleaned the mirror with Windex (every time I use it, it remind me of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding – “put some Windex on it!”) Next, we measured the bottom of the mirror to 77 5/8” for our project and cut our bottom casing.
Then, cut small amounts out of the top and bottom back of the casing so it will go over the clips and lay flat to the mirror.
Adhere the casing to the mirror with Liquid Nails adhesive and the painters tape to keep the seal. I also added a bead of caulk around the top, bottom and sides before I set the casing, I wanted to prevent moisture from getting behind the casing.
Then we measured our sides by adding a scrap piece of casing to the top, getting our 33 5/8-in measurement for the side casings. We cut, added the bead of caulking as we did with the bottom board, and liquid nails. We set the side casings, and taped.
Note: we did not like how the casing from the side hung over the bottom, so we used our Ryobi cat sander to round the edges so that wonderful bottom inlay could be seen better.
The last piece of the puzzle was to cut the top casing to 77 5/8-in, adding the liquid nails adhesive, caulking for protection. We affixed the casing to the top of the mirror and taped.
That was pretty easy right? It took all of 1 hour to complete the whole project. There were no problems when installing, making our project smooth sailing. Look at the difference a little molding can make. From builder drab, to home owner fab 😉
We hope you enjoyed Part IV – Framing Bathroom Mirrors in our master bathroom make over. Tomorrow we will have the last part in our five part series to wrap up the master bathroom (that is until the DIY Decorating Ripple Effect appears again!) Happy DIY everyone and thanks for stopping by Hello I Live Here.