Frame Your Mirror!

Hi friends!  I have a home reno bug…it hits me every fall and every January.  There is something about this time of year that makes me feel inspired to clean up and get things refreshed, so we’ve been busy painting walls, and tackling our home to-do list.

So when I was asked by the company Frame Your Mirror if I wanted to try out a frame kit for my bathroom mirror I said yes of course!  This is actually something that we’ve wanted to do with our bathroom mirror (I even think I pinned a how-to somewhere…), but we just never got around to it.  Something about sawing and hammering out a new frame just didn’t get me excited.  But when I was told about these easy to install, ready to go kits, I said a big huge yes!

Easy to install and ready to go I can definitely do!  This project can be done in 1/2 hour or less, plus 1 hour of drying time.  And you don’t even break a sweat…especially if you let your husband do the work and you just stand back and take pictures.  Now that’s a DIY project right up my alley!  😉

Now let’s take a look at my bathroom mirror before, shall we….don’t pay any attention to that terrible, awful, no good, very bad light fixture…that’s for another day (side note…that light is so bad that I even turned it upside down hoping it would look better…it doesn’t).  Anyway, we’re talking frames here.  Let’s look:

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Before:  Simple and builder basic.  Nothing special.

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After!  Look how much the mirror pops out!  I actually can’t believe how much of a difference this frame makes in our bathroom.  Now it looks more like a decorative accent…almost like a mini-renovation!

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I knew having the frame around the mirror would probably look nice, but I had NO idea how much of a difference it would make in our bathroom, or how much I would like it.  And I like it.  I really, really like it.  I even go upstairs just to look at it.  No really, I do.  Somehow our bathroom just feels more finished, and bigger.  It’s always so amazing to me when little touches make such a big impact!

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Here’s a little how to on the installation.  Honestly it’s as easy as it looks in these pictures.  If you want to see a more detailed how-to, you can view their installation video here.

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If you live in the city of Calgary it’s SO easy, because the mirror already comes assembled, and all you have to do is hang it.  But if you are anywhere else in Canada, the kit comes to you like you see above…in 4 pieces, plus the required materials (minus the hammer).

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Installation really is as simple as:

  • Glueing the corners of the 4 wooden pieces.
  • Hammering in the plastic joint connector keys.
  • Waiting as the glue dries.
  • Using the cardboard corner guides provided for easy alignment referencing.
  • Then removing the adhesive backing on each frame side, then hanging.
  • Basically, just stick to the easy-to-follow instructions provided and it’s a breeze!

Here’s one last look at how the frame looks in on my bathroom mirror:

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Have an inspired day!
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Disclosure:  I was provided with this mirror frame kit for review.  All opinions are mine though.  If I did not like this frame, I would not be telling you about it!  But this frame kit is the bomb!  Love love it!

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com]
    October 21, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Love this! What a great way to do a mini makeover!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 21, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      Isn’t it great! I really love that it changed the whole feel of my bathroom!

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        Darlene
        December 31, 2013 at 10:18 AM

        I am just wondering who sells these mirror frame kits??
        Looks great

        Darlene

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    Heather in Heels (@HeatherNHeels)
    October 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    I love this!!! what a drastic transformation – which is crazy considering you did it in not much time! I love it!!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 21, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Thanks Heather! I actually can’t believe how much it changed my bathroom and it took us just over hour to do! SO great!

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    Lisa @ Wicked&Weird
    October 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Wow – what a difference! I love that you chose black, it looks great.

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      Jo-Anna
      October 21, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      Thanks Lisa! I love the contrast of the black…it’s just perfect!

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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate
    October 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    I love the frame, it definitely makes the room pop!

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    Jesseca
    October 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    I love how simple this project is and how much of a difference it makes. I LOVE that it all comes together in a kit! I need one (or three!)

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      Jo-Anna
      October 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      Isn’t it great! I need another one for my kids bathroom, lol!

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    Kim @ thequirkyduck
    October 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Great look with the frame, and awesome tutorial too – thanks!

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    Lori
    October 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Gorgeous! But you know what is even better? Your new photo of you! Lovely! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Love it!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 21, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Thank you Lori!! We just had family pictures done on the weekend and I got some head shots too! I can’t wait to see the rest of them…our photographer is SO fantastic! 🙂

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    Lynda
    October 21, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Lovely new picture of you, your mirror looks beautiful!!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 21, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      Thank you Lynda!

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    Gina Antignani
    October 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Now if you do the cabinets with the rustoluem transformation kits one for csbinets and one for counter tops that bathroom can and will make a huge impact for little cost.

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      Good idea! I’d love to redo both of those things!

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        Gina Antignani
        October 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

        I did reply to your email.I forgot how I found you. Did you redo a dinning room or build an island?

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    Time WIth Thea
    October 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    It really does look good and so easy to do. I’m impressed! ~Thea

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    Brooke
    October 22, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    It looks amazing! I have been debating doing this in my kids bathroom for a while. You should try flipping your light fixture and switching out the glass covers and I think the light will look a million times better, and only cost a few dollars.

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      Great idea Brooke! I actually think that when we moved in here the original owners switched out the light fixtures right before they moved out…a lot of them are rusted and don’t actually fit the hole in the wall…it’s so weird! But it’s a good excuse now to replace them, lol!

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    Heather
    October 22, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    ok, totally love how that completely transforms the look and feel of the room. NICE!!
    kisses
    heather

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Thanks Heather! I can’t believe how much of an impact it made! Now I just have to replace that light fixture, lol!

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    Jenn
    October 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    What a difference the frame makes!! It looks like something that I would actually be able to do too! 🙂

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      It makes such a huge difference and was SO easy to do! You should go enter to win one! 🙂

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    Jenn
    October 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    This looks awesome! I’m definitely going to need to try this in all 3 of my bathrooms!!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Thanks Jenn! I’m thinking I need another one too, for the kids bathroom!

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    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
    October 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    So pretty!! It totally transforms the room – looks super easy too. Great job. I’m gonna head over and enter that contest now!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      Thanks Tash! I’m really happy with how it turned out! And good luck!!

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    Tia
    October 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Nice update! I can’t stand a giant frameless mirror… it’s like hanging a poster on the wall instead of art. Our last home (new build) had one in every bathroom. This is a great, simple solution.

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      Jo-Anna
      October 23, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      Thank you Tia! I SO agree…it’s just like a poster vs art…LOVE that!

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    Alex
    October 22, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    No miter saw needed? Pre cut? Where do I sign up? Does it come in white?

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      No mitre saw needed…that’s my kind of DIY, lol! And yes, they can come in white – you just have to ask them and they will do it. I asked because I was going to go with white then changed my mind at the last minute!

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    Virginia Fynes
    October 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Wow, that is really a quick update! I thought about doing this a million times… and I have that pin somewhere too. I’ve got the fix up bug so I might check these out!

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Isn’t it?! Quick and so great! Every time I look at it I love it even more!

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    Audrey
    October 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Great project! Did you frame the original mirror or is this frame on top of it?

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      Jo-Anna
      October 22, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      Thanks Audrey! The frame just sits right on top of the mirror…so simple!

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    Dani @ lifeovereasy
    October 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    That made such a big difference to the room! Great idea, and you made it look really easy.

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    Shari @ Shari Blogs
    October 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I have been wanting to do this in our bathrooms for quite some time! I think I might have to tackle that project over the winter! Great post!

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    Kelli
    October 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Amazing transformation!!

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    Casey @ Waffling
    October 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    amazing! I need to frame mine out and I was wondering how to do it without a saw!

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    Mary
    August 18, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    My mirror sits in a thin metal track on top and bottom (instead of the clips). Would the frame cover that?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      August 20, 2019 at 1:55 AM

      Hi Mary! The frame should cover it no problem as it sits on top of the mirror. I would contact the company just in case to make sure it would work. Good luck!

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