Two words - OUTDATED and BORING!
After finding a product on the internet to add a frame on top of a mirror and calculating the cost of said product (about $10 per foot x 32 feet = OUCH!), I decided there had to be a less expensive way to do this project.
We purchased unfinished trim board, which my hero, SuperDave, cut it to the correct lengths complete with those awesome corner miters.
I painted the trim with two coats of black. (I apologize that I don't have pictures of during but I'm a new blogger, so I wasn't taking pictures of every step when we did this project.)
After allowing it to dry, I brushed on a metallic bronze glaze, then wiped the glaze off with a soft cloth until I had the look I wanted. (Be sure to paint the back of the trim with the base coat color because it will reflect in the mirror along the edge) I liked this paint/glaze combo so much I used it on my front doors.
We mounted the trim on top of the mirrors along the edges with a heavy duty double faced adhesive tape from Lowe's.
Adding this frame around the mirrors made a HUGE difference in the appearance of our bathroom and I love Love LOVE it!
Along the left side edge toward the door, SuperDave added a strip of wood to the back of the trim so that the wood came all the way to the wall and looks like a big beefy frame.
Here's a close up shot of the painted and installed frame
SURVEY! The next thing we need to do in the master bath is crown moulding, so should I paint the crown moulding to match the mirror frame? Or should I paint it white to match the cabinets and door trim?
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Much Love and Laughter,
What do you think of that?