There is a ton of information about framing your existing bathroom mirrors on YouTube and the internet in general. Everything from framing your mirrors for $30 to framing it with ceramic tiles.
The questions you might want to ask yourself are; how much of your time do you want to spend, do you have the proper skills and tools for the job and can you get material in the color and design you want?
The Hard Way to Frame a Mirror
Keep in mind that we are talking about a mirror that you already have attached to the bathroom wall and you do not want to go through the trouble of removing it, having to repair the damaged wall behind it. With that said, making your own frame and having it look good requires that you have the right tools and skills for a good outcome. If you have these skills & tools, framing your mirror may not be too difficult, but it will still take a lot of time between gathering the correct material and doing the job!
The simplest route would be to go to a home improvement store like Home Depot, Lowe’s or Ace Hardware, etc.., buy some crown or chair rail moulding for your frame, cut the corners, paint or stain the molding, then install it using an adhesive. A few problems with this method are; you are limited to the same moulding that is around the floor, doors and windows already in your home (not really something to make a statement with), it can get messy with the adhesive to adhere it to the mirror and it can be time consuming to get a professional finish when staining or painting. And how will you install so that your miter joints are tight and look good without leaving a gap in the corners?
Another option is that you might take a trip to a photo framing shop to select the molding you want, which can really give you a lot of options for style & color wise… But, that can get really expensive and the moulding has a rabbet on the inside edge, which can gather dust bunnies and looks a bit funny too. Plus, you will still have to install it using a messy adhesive.
For most of us, this is not really a simple project! Plan on spending your entire Saturday and/or Sunday to get this done.
For sure, most of us don’t want to go this route, but what is the alternative?
The Easy Way of Framing Your Existing Bathroom Mirrors
Well, I have good news for you! MirrorChic.com can make you a custom cut Designer Quality mirror frame to fit your mirror . We have dozens of styles and colors to choose from and you end up with a picture frame quality frame you will be proud of, without the time & expense of the previous alternatives.
You will not need any special tools to assemble your frame in about 15 minutes and installing it only takes about 10 minutes. We provide everything you need except a hammer and a lightly damp rag to wipe off any excess glue on the face of the frame. What could be easier! If you can put a square peg in a square hole you can do this.
What does it cost? The cost will depend on the size of your mirror of course, but prices range from about $150 for a 30″ x 36″ to $330 for a very large mirror measuring 90” x 42”. You can easily find out the exact cost with our price calculator on EVERY product page.. and shipping is FREE!
Now which option would you rather choose.. spending your entire Saturday making a frame that may not look as good as you had envisioned when your are done, or spend about an hour to find, buy & install a Designer Quality frame that you can still be proud to say you installed yourself?
Visit our shop at; www.mirrorchic.com or feel free to call us and talk to a real person that will answer any questions you may have. 800-311-2163