How to Frame a Plate-Glass Wall Mirror
Transform the look of a bathroom by installing decorative trim around a plain plate-glass mirror.
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- 70-1/2" length 4 1/2" wide primed MDF baseboard
- 70-1/2" length 3 1/2" wide primed MDF baseboard trimmed down to 1"
- 70-1/2" length 3 1/2" wide primed MDF baseboard trimmed down to 1 1/2–"
- 38-1/2" lengths 3 1/2" wide primed MDF baseboard (2)
- 63-1/2" length 3-1/2" wide primed MDF baseboard
- tape measure
- paneling adhesive
- extra-strength wood glue
- latex paint
- latex paint extender
- extra-fine sanding pad
- paint brush
- painter's tape
- tack cloth
- drop cloth
Step 1: Measure Mirror and Select Frame Style
Determine trim style and positioning of trim around mirror to obtain measurements specific to mirror being framed. Use measurements to cut lengths of primed MDF baseboard. Tip: Have materials cut at a home improvement store and consider using style of door casings in home as inspiration for the look of the mirror frame.
Step 2: Prepare Work Area
Gather required materials. Lay out lengths of trim on flat working surface.
Step 3: Paint Back Sides
Add latex paint extender to paint, lengthening drying time and minimizing brush strokes. Paint back side of trim along edges that will extend over edges of mirror. Let dry two hours.
Tip: The back edges will be reflected in mirror.