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Mirror frame DIY.. Yay or nay?
alsad
January 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi! I am doing a quick surprise powder room makeover for my inlaws on a really limited budget and wanted to do a spa theme. They have a huge mirror above the vanity and instead of doing a wood frame I am thinking of putting up grey floor tiles to frame the mirror (cost would be $20 total!)... I am attaching pics of a partially and hastily done example in my own bathroom.. For their wall paint color I was thinking of going with a sage green. Please tell me what you guys think of the mirror frame.. Spa like or silly? Thanks!!!
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tayler_samone
Definite yay! Very creative.
2 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 3:35PM
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Emily Hurley
I like it!
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Lindsey Patterson
Love that! What a great idea.
1 Like   January 17, 2013 at 3:39PM
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Angela Himmer
That's a great idea. If you have any extra cash I would change out the vanity lights, if they are outdated. The sage green walls would be very calming
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 3:41PM
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jennifergil81
love it!
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 3:45PM
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fameislife
Na I like it better with out
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Crystal Petersen
I think it is such a great idea. Are you putting them on the mirror or around? I want to see after pictures please. About the wall color, try to go with a color she has going on in her house already. You can do greens, blues or tan for a spa look.
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 3:47PM
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christinesherriff
I think you are a genius. The frame looks really good. I makes the mirror more intentional and will make the room look more put together. The green is also a great idea. Just make sure to get a color that looks a bit lighter as a chip that what you really want, as lighting in bathrooms are never great. Nice job!
1 Like   January 17, 2013 at 3:49PM
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Wallmark Homes
The frame looks great, and for $20 you can't really go wrong.
1 Like   January 17, 2013 at 3:50PM
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Tile-Stones
Great idea!
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 3:55PM
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Jane Stout
Great idea!! BUT...be careful of the weight. Make sure the mirror is very securely attached at the top.
2 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 3:57PM
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rmlsnm
Headed to Lowes tomorrow to get me some tiles. I LOVE this!!! How original.
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:01PM
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Valvorie Dunn
I love green but it is not the best color for anyone's skin tone. Having said that, I'm probably painting my own bath green. Just thought you might want to know.
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:03PM
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Ekhaya Designs
Love it! It looks great
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:08PM
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Marcia Rasberry_Smith
use a thicker strip
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cleanfreek
I like it!
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STUDIO MB
It works with mosaic for sure but not floor tiles.
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:14PM
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alsad
Thanks for your feedback everyone! Will definitely post after pics! For those of you that asked, I used double sided tape (I used the 5 lb one which is super strong).. Tape goes right on the mirror and the tile sticks right on top.. You can cut the tape to how broad your 'frame' will be before sticking it on. No adhesive necessary! The best part is, the tile and tape come right off without any damage to the mirror so you can change it up or remove it down the line. Thanks for the color recs.. Will go with a light calming sage green to add color while keeping an earthy feel to the room. Thanks again!
1 Like   January 17, 2013 at 4:17PM
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Beverly Williams
love the idea!! the sage green will look nice with some green towels and other green accent pieces. let us know how the finished product looks!!
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Nob Hill Design - Allied ASID
Stunning! What a nice lift for a huge mirror. Your in laws will be happy
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suzyhomemaker
Love the idea of framing the mirror! Add some flowers in place of the little tree...nothing says "welcome" like fresh flowers!
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alsad
Maria, what kind of mosaic options are you referring to? I want to the frame matt
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:20PM
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alsad
Thanks guys. This isn't the actual bathroom I am making over.. Just tried the tiles on my own mirror first.
1 Like   January 17, 2013 at 4:21PM
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Duane Fortier
If you can't change the lites...you could think about painting the interior of the Glass-Holders...& ls install a Rheostat & get lite-bulbs that give-off a 'pinkish-hue'...

Ths Sage walls will 'work' nice...If you can LOSE the Med. Chest on the left...cool...if not, maybe it could be frame also...in a nice GOLD ?
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:22PM
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Susan Gahagan
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Diane Iacia
Yes ! I like the tiles but make the frame wider? It looks a bit thin for such a grand mirror.
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:29PM
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alsad
Susan, love the trim! How did you do it?
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Laura Gammons
very modern looking. definitely go with natural elements. I would use a color on the wall from the tile you use so the contrast will be less stark. Things in spas usually flow...not a lot of stark contrast.
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:31PM
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Roberta Walker
No way. Don't put the tiles around the mirror. I've attached a picture. Get rid of that medicine cabinet. It detracts from the space. Paint the walls this mid lime green colour. Keep the mirror simple.
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alsad
Thanks for the idea of removing the medicine cabinet... Did not think of that!
0 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:38PM
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alsad
Thanks for the idea of removing the medicine cabinet... Did not think of that!
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STUDIO MB
Just in case you ditch the tile idea this is a good way to trim out an existing bath mirror.

3 Likes   January 17, 2013 at 4:44PM
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peterjh1964
Yey! Fantastic. You should look up the article about hanging mirrors on mirrors. It gives an awesome look!
0 Likes   January 18, 2013 at 7:43AM
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JoAnn McDougall
this is great! we are redoing our bathroom and I'm in the same mirror dilema...now thanks to you, I'm going to do a glass/tile/stone frame around the mirror, and a matching stripe down the bathtub tile.. oh my husband hates you now because it's more work than he wanted to attempt :)
0 Likes   January 18, 2013 at 3:58PM
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M.A.S. Construction
Here is a custom frame i recently added to a large builder grade wall mirror
0 Likes   January 21, 2013 at 1:56PM
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alsad
Here's a finished mirror frame using the tiles!
3 Likes   May 2, 2013 at 2:38PM
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whamilton
Love it--it warms up the space since everything else is neutral. Fun!
1 Like   January 30, 2014 at 5:27PM
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gravotto
Wow! very creative.
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macholl
I like it!!
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MirrorMate
Love a framed mirror! You can check out www.mirrormate.com too for custom cut frames that are ready to install right on your mirror. 65 different styles too.
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