DIY Framed Mirror

The full-length mirror I use in our master bedroom had this dark brown frame that no longer went with my master bedroom vision board. I tried painting it white and hated that so… I decided to re-frame it DIY style.

DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
Supplies
  • Old Mirror
  • Utility knife
  • Wood 6″ Wide (can be whatever thickness you want)
  • Liquid Nails
  • Staple gun and staples

See my old mirror below (after I painted it white):

Step 1: Remove Mirror from Old Frame

Remove the backing of the mirror and then use your utility knife to cut through the glue on the back of the mirror.

Step 2: Cut Wood Pieces for new Frame

We chose to use 6″ wide wood to frame this mirror. We measured the inside length of the old mirror frame to determine the length of the new pieces for the frame. Cut the wood using a miter saw at 45-degree angles.

I also chose to paint the wood with my natural wood wash stain recipe that I hope to create a blog post on soon 🙂

Step 3: Create Frame

Use a staple gun and liquid nails to connect the back of the wood frame pieces together.

Step 4: Glue frame to mirror

Use the liquid nails to glue the frame to the old mirror. Make sure not to use too much glue. If you use too much it can leak into the inside of the mirror so make sure to keep a wet paper towel handy to wipe of any leakage.

It gets a little messy!

TAH DAH!!

DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe

I thought this project was going to be a lot harder than it was to tell you the truth, but it turned out to be quick and easy! I hope this tutorial will help you turn your ugly mirror into something beautiful 🙂

Also stay tuned for for Natural wash stain recipe 🙂

DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
DIY Framed Mirror simple tutorial.  Take you old ugly mirror and add a new frame using wood, liquid nails and stapled. #framedmirror #DIYFramedMirror #mirrormakeover #mirrorframe
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10 thoughts on “DIY Framed Mirror”

  1. I absolutely love this mirror since you redid it. It’s gorgeous. I wish I had the tools to make one myself. Maybe some day I will.

  2. Emily,
    Wow! what a transformation!
    I can’t understand, how you manage such transformation with simple supplies? Your framed mirror tutorial presentation was so easy and helpful. I hope most of the readers are inspired like me. The total combination was great and finally, It’s an awesome framed mirror and looking so nice.
    Thanks for sharing us.

  3. I have been searching high and low for a natural stain recipe just like this!!! I searched your blog and didn’t find a post where you shared your tutorial. I’m so in love with the tone you created and would love to know how you did it!!!!

    1. LiliesandLife

      Hey Terese! I have really been meaning to create a tutorial on my natural stain recipe! It is actually three colors of paint brushed and mixed together with a dry brush. Let me get my images together this week and see if I can pop out a blog post for this. I am so happy you like it 🙂 stay tuned!

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Hi, I'm Emily

I’m an Interior designer, decorator and blogger.  I help overwhelmed homeowners and DIYers bring timeless design and function into their home so they can love their space and the life they are building within it!  Thank you for visiting 🙂

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