A Quick, Easy Way to Frame a Bathroom Mirror


Bathroom Mirror Before

I’m in the middle of a little bathroom makeover.  We’re trying to be budget conscious, so when possible I’m making use of what’s already there rather than buying new.  Sorry I forgot to take a true “Before” picture, but here’s the bathroom right after I started painting over the purple with a warm taupe called Ranch House.  Notice the bathroom mirror, just a sheet of mirror held onto the wall with mirror clips.

I measured the mirror and had molding cut to size at Home Depot, then primed and painted it on both sides.  (A little of the back will show against the mirror.) Using square trim pieces at the corners avoids messing with mitered corners.  I like to keep things simple.

To stick it to the mirror, I used ordinary Velcro with adhesive backing.  It’s much easier to stick both sides of the Velcro to itself before cutting it, then stick one side of the Velcro to the molding and push the entire thing in place against the mirror.  Pushing the other adhesive side to the glass this way helps you avoid trying to match up separate Velcro pieces.

Framing a Bathroom Mirror

(And just a tip, don’t use your good scissors for this project!  Also, grab the Goo Gone for your poor second rate scissors, you’ll need it.)

It really doesn’t take much Velcro at all.  I just used a two pieces a couple inches long on the longer boards, and just a small piece at the corners.

Framing a Bathroom Mirror

Then just fit your pieces together.  The Velcro gives you a little wiggle room in case your wood cuts weren’t perfect.

Framing a Bathroom Mirror

The Velcro also adds just enough space between the molding and the mirror to allow room for the mirror clips.  I was afraid I’d have to cut little spaces for them in the molding, but I was happily surprised.  Here’s how it turned out:

Bathroom Mirror After

There’s still a lot to be done, but I’m very happy with my “new” mirror!