DIY How to Frame Builder Mirrors!
|Tutorial: How to Frame builder Mirrors!|
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How to Frame Builder Mirrors DIY Tutorial!
1. Miter Saw
2. Calk- White
3. Wood Filler
4. Liquid Nails
5. Crown Molding
6. Chair rail Molding
8. Dremel Tool
The first picture is of a LARGE master bath double sink vanity mirror. The second picture is of a single sink vanity builder mirror.
Step 1: Measure the mirrors so you will buy enough molding.
-Buy everything on the supply list above. I already had the white high gloss paint used for trim work and built ins around the house.
Step 2: Make your cuts on the molding at a 45 degree angle with your saw.
-Sorry I didn’t take pictures of cutting. I did take pictures of the cut pieces but I cannot locate it, yet I will add it when I find it although it isn’t necessary…I just wanted to show the pieces separately before assembling them.
Step 3: Clips, make room for them.
-If you have mirror clips, make room for them. I used a Dremel tool (less than $80) to shave the back of the molding so the ‘builder mirror clips’ would fit behind the new frames. Another chisel type tool would work fine as well but I didn’t have a chisel.
|The Dremel tool has various uses!|
Step 4: Assemble your frame.
-Now you can do it one of 2 ways. Construct frame right onto mirror or construct on the ground first then glue it to the mirror.
-I made mine with the ‘Crown Molding’ piece on the outer edge, with the ‘Chair Rail Molding’ on the inner edge to create each frame.
|Crown Molding on outside edge, Chair Rail Molding on inside edge|
-I constructed and assembled the frame right onto mirror because the frame was so gigantic and I didn’t want to accidentally ruin it while trying to transport it. I used ‘Liquid Nails’ ($4 dollars) to glue it to my mirrors.
|Liquid Nails can be found a local DIY sources.|
-I assemble both frames right onto the glass of mirror, I didn’t build either one ahead and it worked out fine for me. Now if you have a smaller surface area, constructing the frame ahead may be a better option for you.
Step 5: Calk and Wood Filler.
-Once you got the frames up and the glue has dried. Everything has ‘settled’, then it is time to wood filler the frame and calk the seams. I used Elmer’s Wood Filler ($5-6 dollars).
|Wood Filler can be found at local DIY sources.|
Step 6: Paint.
– I already had the white high gloss paint/ or accent paint. Whatever color you decide on make sure to get a high gloss one if it is going to be inside a humid bathroom environment or use color you want and top coat it with a clear type coating.
|Double sink vanity builder Mirror Frame by SWEET HAUTE|
|Single sink vanity builder Mirror Frame by SWEET HAUTE|