Plain mirrors hanging on the wall with clips – functional, but not very pretty.
I removed the clips and remounted the mirrors with Mirror Mastic. You need a caulk gun to apply it to the back of the mirror.
So if you’ve been yearning to frame your clipped on mirrors, read on! Cut the wood to the dimensions measured at a 45 degree angle Place the piece of wood against the mirror and mark the location of the clips with a pen or pencil.
Using a utility knife, carefully make slices into the wood between the marks.
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Paint or stain the frame pieces, being sure to paint or stain the back of the wood, too.As always Karen – thanks for letting me borrow your saw. I am getting used to this one, but I know there are so many other brands that are just as good. I cut 2 –5 1/2” wide Mdf boards(Top and Bottom – Horizontal) to the width I needed and 2 – 3 1/2” wide boards to the height ( left and right sides) I needed. I then painted the back edges of each of the cut boards the same color that the front will be – white – so that when they are mounted around the mirror the mirror doesn’t reflect unfinished wood. Use a bubble level to make sure all the boards are straight and level.The easy part was framing the mirrors with Mdf boards that I got at Lowes. I chose to place the boards right on the mirror to hide a chip in one of them. You also could just butt the boards right around the mirrors’ edges.Now here is the part that I always have to think through – lots of left brain/right brain thinking necessary to cut the corners of crown molding. I am such a visual learner and this made it so clear to me.I am using Bed Molding – just a tad bit smaller than crown. There are also written directions for those of you who prefer reading directions. Once the glue is dry I will paint the frames in a semi gloss white and caulk to hide all the imperfections.
(You’ll be able to see the reflection of the back of the frame so it needs to look good too ; ) I used the same Modern Masters metallic paint that I used on my interior doors.