Have a mirror that doesn’t have a frame? Want to jazz it up a bit? Well grab some moulding, paint, a saw, and some VHB tape and in a weekend you can transform that boring mirror into something sexy.
Materials & Tools Needed
Some of these are affiliate links so if you purchase from them I’ll get a nickel or two. Thanks!
- Miter saw
- VHB Tape (https://amzn.to/2UGsDFK)
- Whatever moulding you’d like to use for your frame, I used 5/16” Basswood Panel Moulding from Home Depot (https://www.homedepot.com/p/House-of-Fara-5-16-in-x-11-16-in-x-8-ft-Basswood-Panel-Moulding-244/100578841)
- Whatever paint or stain you’d like to use.
Take your measurements. And remember, measure twice, heck measure three times. Make sure you get the right numbers for god sake!
Cut your wood. For this, I used some 5/16” panel molding. It was the perfect width to accommodate my ½” tape that we’ll use to attach this.
Lightly sand the edges to get rid of any burrs from the cut and then painted with a satin black to match the mirror color. It’s important to paint both sides of the wood, otherwise, the bare wood or original color will be reflected in the mirror.
Apply your tape. I used double-sided VHB tape here. It’s super strong and very thin, so you get a very tight fit.
Clean the mirror with Windex, or even rubbing alcohol around the edges where the tape will adhere to the mirror to make sure it’s super clean.
Peel off the tape and attach the frame. Go slow, and make sure your corners are aligned properly. And take your time here as the VHB tape is super sticky.
Voila! You’re done! Step back and admire your work.
How’d it turn out for you? Let me know in the comment section below!