You can completely transform the look of your bathroom by adding a frame around your builder-grade plate glass mirror.
In most cases, the plate glass mirror is glued to the sheetrock using Liquid Nail. Removing the mirror without destroying the sheetrock is almost impossible. Building a frame with wood is likely going to be the quickest and least expensive option for updating the look.
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Supplies for framing your plate glass mirror:
- Picture Molding, window casing or wood trim – measurements will vary based on your mirror’s dimensions.
- Paintable Caulk
- Liquid Nails
- Mitre Saw
- Painter’s tape
Instructions for updating your plate glass mirror:
Step 1) We used picture molding (window casing would work just as well) to size and adhered it directly to the mirror using Liquid Nails. Let dry.
Step 2) We caulked it with paintable caulk. Let dry.
Step 3) We primed it using multi-purpose gray paint. Let dry.
Step 4) We painted it Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray Satin enamel. Let dry.
Now…it looks like an expensive framed mirror.
Here is an example of using wood to trim out the mirror. This is the easiest option because all of the cuts are straight instead of mitering the corners.
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