Do you have a boring builder grade mirror in your home that you want to upgrade? Check out this step-by-step tutorial that walks you through how to create a removable frame for your builder grade mirror.
Builder grade mirrors are boring!
I spent years trying to find a mirror that fit my style and the space above our vanity, but did not break the bank.
Every search fell flat.
They were either not my style, not the right size or over budget.
So I decided to hang the existing builder grade mirror back up and give the ‘frame a builder grade mirror’ a try.
Framing a builder grade mirror is not my original idea. It’s been done many times before and each person does it differently.
I wanted a frame that was simple to build, required minimal tools and could be easily removed if needed.
If you’ve been searching for something similar, you’re in the right place.
Here’s how you can create a simple, inexpensive and removable frame for your builder grade mirror. Let’s get to it!
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DIY REMOVABLE FRAME FOR BUILDER GRADE MIRROR
1. Cut lumber to size. You’ll want two boards to be the full width of your frame and two boards to be the width of the frame less the width of your boards times two.
Tip: If you don’t have a saw at home, take your measurements to the store with you and have them make the cuts for you.
3. Position the brackets on each of the four corners and drill holes for the bracket screws.
4. Apply a bead of adhesive on the end of the board.
5. Secure boards together by screwing in the bracket screws.
Note: The brackets I had on hand were gold, so I spray painted them black and painted the top on the screws once they were attached to the frame.
6. Once you have all the brackets attached, leave the frame sit until completely dry (see back of adhesive label for dry time).
7. Once dry, attach command strips to the back of the frame and the mirror.
8. Place your removable frame onto your builder grade mirror.
Tip: To remove the frame slid a butter knife between the command strips to release them from one another and simply lift off the frame.
And, there you have it… a removable frame for your builder grade mirror that’s not so boring any more!
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