Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

I love our guest bathroom. It has a beautiful pedestal sink, nice lighting, and pretty colors on the shower curtain and towels. One thing that has always bothered me is the boring, construction-grade mirror over the sink.
boring mirror!

I have looked into purchasing a frame to install but the idea of cutting out notches to cover up the mirror clips terrified me.
After a visit to my sister Katie's house, she had recently purchased a large framed mirror from Home Goods and tiled the frame on it. It is so pretty. I wanted to buy one too. Then I forgot... for awhile.

After my sis-in-law moved in, we emptied a lot of things out of the guest room. A large ugly mirror was relocated to the garage. It sat there for a week or two before the lightbulb came on. It was perfect for the bathroom! I had Adam dry fit it and it was the PERFECT size!! Hurray!

Here is the mirror before.

I purchased the mirror 5 years ago at a local Antique Mall for $20. We had just moved into our downtown loft and needed cheap decor. It then traveled to our house and now is in the garage. The frame is in good shape but the mirror had a long piece missing on a edge and the rest of the perimeter was slightly discolored.

I spray painted the frame white and purchased a 12x12 sheet of glass tile at Home Depot for $11 and used hot glue to create a border of glass tiles around the edge of the mirror. Super easy and I love it now! The bathroom feels much more complete and much more pretty!

The tiles cover up all the imperfections! LOVE it!!!


  1. Angela,

    I'm going to do this with our bathroom mirror. What kind of glue did you use to make it stay?

  2. I used my hot glue gun, but I'm sure they make fancy mirror glue too. I do have half a sheet of those tiles left? Do you want them?

  3. yeah, what are the colors? its hard to tell for sure on the pic.