4 How to Save a Mirror for $20

>> Friday, November 11, 2011

Walls painted. New light fixture hung. Time to tackle the massive mirror. 

Mirrors this size can run a pretty penny, so there was no way I was going to chunk this one in favor of a new purchase. All it needed was a little sprucing in the form of a frame.


A few pieces of trim would do the trick. After measuring my mirror and cutting the wood to size with a miter saw (No saw? No worries. A hardware store can make the cuts for you.), a quick coat of primer was added to the back since they would be taking up residence in a wet area. No moisture damage wanted here.


Once dry, I made sure all of the pieces fit together nicely…


Then ran a bead of glue along the back joints.


Looking good! Time to hang.


Using a super glue/Gorilla glue combo, I attached the frame to the mirror. Super glue to quickly position the mirror in place while the super sturdy Gorilla glue had time to dry.

Once dry, I filled in the ugly cracks with caulk.


And followed up with a couple coats of white paint.

All finished and much improved for a measly $20.



Have a great weekend, y’all and go Hogs!



Hannah,  November 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

Love that you have hairspray and a makeup bag in the same picture with paint and a hammer!!

Cara @ Live the Home Life November 11, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

That's the story of my life, sister. Story of my life. :)


Michelle November 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

People don't realize how easy it is to add a frame to a naked mirror. It makes a big difference.

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