DIY Bathroom Mirror Frame & Budget Savvy Options
A Budget Savvy Solution To Updating Your Boring Builder Grade Mirror With A DIY Mirror Frame, Plus My Favorite Mirror Finds For Any Budget
Welcome back to week 2 of the $100 room challenge! This is always the first week of real progress for me because during week 1 I am still wrapping my head around all the design details & by week 2 I am ready to take the plunge & get to work!
This week I got busy framing in the bathroom mirrors. This is one of my go-to projects for when I am trying to save a bit of money because its super cheap to do & also you don’t have to deal with any drywall repair! Eventually I will probably replace these mirrors with something like this, but for now this is a huge improvement!
The best part is I was able to add this bathroom mirror trim with all scrap wood! That means this portion of the project cost me nothing (victory dance). I can’t wait to show you how they turned out & also some of my favorite budget savvy mirrors if you are ready to replace your builder grade mirror.
Erin from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry started this challenge a couple of years ago (you can read more about that here). Basically, a bunch of very talented bloggers get together to take on renovating a space for $100 or less! We have 1 month to complete the challenge & the hope is to have a swoon-worthy room at the end, all while staying in budget.
Before: Unframed Bathroom Mirrors
This is what we started with. Very boring bathroom with absolutely no personality.
For these bathroom mirror frames, I wanted a thinner look than what I built in the half bathroom downstairs. So 1X2 scrap wood pieces were perfect! I spray painted them black to save time & also spray paint is just so much quicker.
Then Justin & I just attached them using 1 3/4″ nails. No fancy cuts, I just overlapped the bottom pieces with the top. You can also use wood glue to secure the frame to the mirror or the wall itself but I always try to avoid more damage later when I am ready for a change.
That’s it, simplest method to framing in a bathroom mirror ever! Plus you get a little sneak peek of what we are working on for week 3, the tall board & batten.
I also wanted to share with y’all my favorite budget savvy bathroom mirror finds.
Don’t tell Justin but I am buying this mirror for our mantel! Isn’t it gorgeous… I wonder how long it will take him to notice.
These mirrors with the built-in shelf are great for extra storage in the bathroom & also a perfect spot for showcasing your pretty perfume bottles or a little plant.
Just a few of my favorite bathroom mirror options in case you are ready for a replacement!
This next week we will be going to town on the board & batten for this bathroom so don’t forget to come back to see the finished result of that project! We are going to be attempting to board & bat the entire bathroom using 1 piece of MDF, wish us luck!