Well, this is embarrassing to admit, but have you ever one of those people that didn’t have a full-length mirror so you would stand on the toilet in your bathroom so that you could see what your outfit of the day looks like?!? Anyone? No, me neither. 😉 I’ve always wanted a full-length mirror at this house and it just so happened that at our old house there was one on the back of our daughter’s door when we moved in and it came with us here to the farmhouse…..And it sat in the garage ever since. Does anyone else have DIY projects like this???
It had been three years, and I was done standing on top of the toilet to see my outfit or shoes. And, well it’s not the safest. I decided I should probably do something with that mirror. The problem was that it had no frame it was just a raw edge mirror and the corner had broken at some point in the last three years. But it was still in good condition so I figured we might as well build a mirror DIY frame. And I could use it in our master bedroom.
Materials Needed for Full-Length Mirror DIY Frame
- Wood (the length and width will depend on your mirror’s dimensions)
- Interior wood screws
- Router tool (if you want your mirror to “sit” in the frame)
- Stain and/or Matte sealer or polyurethane (I didn’t use any but in case you decide to stain yours)
- Kreg Jig (not required but very handy)
- Heavy-duty “D” Ring Picture Hooks
- Glazing Points (to give the mirror some extra support in the frame)
- Interior wood glue
We went to a local building resource store here in Sherwood, Oregon. And I found some wood trim boards that were called Blue pine. This blue pine was beautiful wood with natural knots and a blue/gray coloring throughout. Although, that wood ended up sitting in our shop for another couple of months before we actually decided to complete this project. Anyone else have DIY projects like this?!?
Justin used the router attached to the router table to create an inset for the mirror so that it would hang flat against the wall. Each of the ends was cut at a 45-degree angle and we glued the ends before adding the screws.
We used our Kreg Jig to attach the frame. The Jig that we had wasn’t exactly made for this type of setup up but we made it work. I wanted to do this so that we didn’t have any screw heads that were seen on the outside of the frame itself. Also, the frame that we built hid the corner of the mirror that was broken, so you can’t tell that it’s even broken.
So about this wood, it was just too beautiful to stain, I had tried many different stains on a cut sample of the wood and felt that the stain took away from the beautiful veining. So I left it as the raw wood since it was such pretty wood. Once we had the whole frame built I needed to figure out how to keep the mirror in place. I found these glazing points that would be able to keep the mirror in place by being pushed into the wood. We installed D ring hooks on the back of the frame so that it could hang securely.
I’m so excited that we were able to save the mirror from our old house. The only cost I had into this was the screws and the wood that I had bought from the reclaimed wood store. And now I no longer have to stand on the toilet to see my outfit!