$100 Room Challenge: Week 2 Mirror Mirror on The Wall
It’s week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge, and we are making a frame to go around our builder grade mirror. Please keep in mind that this mirror is firmly attached to the wall.
This challenge takes place twice a year, January and September and is hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. She invites us to redo a room in our home using only $100, and we must complete the task in one month. We have one month to complete the makeover and we post a weekly update every Wednesday. You may have seen Erin talk about this challenge on the Rachael Ray Show. If you want to learn more about the $100 Room Challenge, you can check out Erin’s post to see how the concept was inspired, and it’s colossal growth since she started it.
Weeks at a Glance:
Adding a Frame to a Mirror
This is not the first time that we have added a frame to a mirror in our home. We have done this several times, on several projects. Here are two of our other frame out projects, just to give you and idea of other possibilities with this type of project. This is from our Master bathroom How to Frame a Barnwood Mirror Frame post , which was one of my very first post two years ago. This one actually got me published with many mainstream DIY networks and on the map as a blogger. You may remember this second picture from the One Room Challenge in Fall 2017 , where we did our Jack & Jill bathroom. We just recently upgraded the adjoining Guest Bedroom so I have shown this mirror more recently in those posts.
That brings us to our most recent project here on week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge the supplies were super inexpensive:
- 2- 8 foot fluted trim boards primed $6.95 each – $13.90
- 4- Decorative Rosettes primed .98 each – $3.92
- Total Project Cost- $17.82
The mirror boards needed to be cut at 3′ x 4′, which allowed enough space for the rosettes to sit at all four corners. So we had two 3 foot boards and two 4 foot boards. Since they were already primed, we just did a quick gloss coat of white trim paint that we have on hand for all our house hold trim touch ups, prior to installing.
We used a tube of leftover liquid nails we had from our previous mirror projects seen above, to adhere the boards and rosettes to the mirror. Then used some blue paint tape from our paint supplies to hold them in place until dry, which takes approximately 3-4 hours. However, we left it for a couple of days just to be sure, due to all the rain we have been having.
This was the finished project after we removed the tape a couple of days later. I am thinking now that I might want to paint the frame grey to match the stencil or ceiling, but I am going to give it a few weeks to see how the white grows on me.
I originally picked white for the frame to match the base cabinet of the sink, but as with any good design project, things always change, LOL. I can always do an antiqued effect over the white towards the end of this challenge if I still desire the frame to go grey. So, this particular project may still have one more step, we will just have to see.
Week 1- $0
Week 1- $0
Week 2- $17.82
- 8 ft fluted primed trim boards $6.95 ea. x 2= $13.90
- Decorative Rosettes primed .98 ea. x 4 = $3.92
- Paint, Adhesive, & Tape – On Hand Leftovers
REMAINING BALANCE $82.18
WEEK 1- Inspiration Board, Room Prep, and Product Procurement WEEK 2- Install Mirror Frame DIY
WEEK 3- Faux Coffer Ceiling DIY
WEEK 4- Chinoiserie Bird Stencil DIY, Revisit Mirror Paint Color-Possible Grey?
WEEK 5 – Room Reveal
See what my blog friends have been up to this week below during their $100 Room Challenge this time too!