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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Framing a Large Mirror

Sometimes there are things in your home that you want changed, but somehow keep falling to the bottom of the list.  That was the case with my parents bedroom.  My parents have a huge mirror in their bedroom that had an ugly gold "frame" that held it in place.  They love the effect the mirror has on the room, but not that gold frame.
It was about time to cover up that ugly frame.  So we went to Home Depot and bought moulding.

But, not just any moulding.  Home Depot carries a brand called Focal Point.  It is a Polyurethane product.  Unlike regular wood moulding, it is extremely light weight making it very easy to work with.  Their mirror is extremely large, and the existing gold frame used to hold the mirror on the wall truly cheapened the look.  Using a basic miter box the molding was measured and then cut on a 45 degree angle.

Using glue and a couple of finishing nails it was attached to the mirror.  The old gold frame remains underneath, completely hidden by the new beautiful frame.   This is the new look of the mirror.  Can you believe how much better that looks?
We caulked the mitered corners to hide any imperfections in the cuts.
The product comes primed already, so only a top coat of paint was necessary after it was installed on the mirror.  The whole project took under two hours.
So what do you do once you have a gorgeous "new"mirror in your room...you go to West Elm and buy an awesome chair for the space (that coordinates beautifully with the awesome find from last week you can see here) (you can also see the chair in the reflection on the other side of the room).

Check back later in the week.  I will show you how I made the neck roll you see on the West Elm chair (which by the way - the chair was on sale - YES!).
Don't forget to stop back tonight at 8pm EST for my weekly Swing into Spring party.  Last week's turnout was incredible.  Can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

-Judy

17 comments:

www.johnniesjunk.blogspot.com said...

I love this mirror re-do. Great job on the transformation!!

Jenny said...

Love that! What a great change - really gives the mirror prominence in a good way. Much more grounded and part of the room overall. Nicely done!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! The mirror looks so elegant now! Insane what a little molding can do. Love the new chair, too! Thanks for sharing.

Whatitsallabout... said...

I love it! The mirror looks amazing! I can't wait to do this in my bathrooms!!

Stephanie@TheCrowsNest said...

Hi there!
LOVE the mirror, quite a transformation and you have a great blog! Thanks for stopping by to see me and being a follower!
Stephanie

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness, that is a fabulous transformation! Love the post and love your blog. Following you now. Thanks for stopping by my blog and getting fooled by the cake!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

What a difference. It's beautiful. I need to do that in our bathrooms! And that is one of my favorite chairs.

christini yogini said...

Wow!

Ivy said...

Oh My! I love the new frame!
I love the color of the chair, too!
hmmm...now where can I use both of those ideas in my home?
Thanks for sharing!

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

The mirror looks WONDERFUL! I've been a little concerned about trying a "framing" project...you make it seem so easy!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful Judy! Isn't amazing what you can transform with some wood molding and paint. I have framed bathroom mirrors and it makes such a dramatic difference. Love the chair too! See you tonight for the party. :)

Heather

Desire Empire said...

HI Judy
This is an amazing transformation. Just Lovely
Best Carolyn

Rachel said...

I love the transformation! This is a 'must do' in the bathroom remodel we're planning. I'm anxious to get started! :)

Jennifer said...

This looks awesome!!!!! If I wasn't renting I would so need this to happen STAT in my home! =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Judy! It looks just like one of those expensive giant ones they show in catalogs and magazines. It's amazing what a little trim can do!

Discount Furniture Burbank said...

What kind of hooks did you use to hold the mirror in place? Also did that interfere with the molding?

Lynne Halloran said...

It doesn’t look bad before, but it looks better with the thicker frames. It also improved the effect it has in the room. Maybe because the new color of the frames matched the floor and walls better than the previous one. Cheers on that awesome transformation!

Lynne Hollaran @ Suburban Glass

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