DIY Barn Wood Mirror Frame
Check out this simple weekend DIY barn wood mirror frame project. So super east and can be completed in a single day. Talk about a lot bang for a little buck.
You may have seen this project several places. It has been linked at Saw Hub, for “27 Fun DIY Bandsaw Projects You Can Start Today”, and was chosen to be featured at Top Reveal on “2017’s Top 17 DIY Woodworking Projects ANYONE Can Do- Even You”!
This was quick DIY project from the past weekend. Yes, I know it is more shiplap…. I told you it was migrating all over my house. On this project we used the barn wood colored trim boards instead of the actual shiplap cut boards that we the last two projects the Great Room Fireplace & Hallway Drop Zone. This project is actually the perfect way to use up extra supplies you might have bought and not used, for example too many trim boards during your fireplace project 🙂 LOLSo as you can see we have the standard install builder grade, flat sheet mirrors. They provide no character or interest to this space at all, but I do like the size. They reflect a lot of light which makes our bathroom seem much larger so I do want to keep them. I could easily rip them down and put fun individual framed ones; but because of the scale of the bathroom along with length of the vanities I felt that incorporating smaller framed mirrors would just not read as well as the larger mirrors do for this space. So we made the decision to frame them out, we have done this same technique in our previous home and loved the outcome. First we measured the length and height of each mirror. Deciding to keep with our rustic theme, we would be blunt cutting or the boards instead of using a fancy miter cut for the corners. I personally felt like to miter cut the corners was just a little to traditional and formal for the look we are trying to achive. Our previous home was a very traditional style, brick home so it warrented miter cut corners, but we built our new home to the feel of a modern industiral style farmhouse. In the spirit of a farm house we opted for simpler cuts, which my husband was thrilled about, it made the project much easier for him.
Once you have made your cuts all you have to do is glue the boards to the mirror. We used Liquid Nails Fuze It- multi surface, which will adhere wood to glass. It takes about 10 minutes to permanently set. We used 3M Scotch Blue Painters tape to hold the frames in place over night just to be safe. As you can see the finished project gives a whole lot charter and interest for very little time, effort or energy. You can see a more detailed process of this DIY in our Fall ORC Guest Bathroom post which give your the step by step process.Designer Tip: If you are not very handy, you can purchase pre cut frames from company’s like Mirror Mate, but keep in mind that your are paying for the measure and cut work to be done for you,. Plus they are only coming in specific sizes, and you still have to adhere it to the mirror yourself.
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