Frame a bathroom mirror
Add instant impact to a bathroom mirror - and your bathroom - by adding a decorative frame to a mirror. Impatiently Praying for Patience shows you how:
ABOVE and LEFT: A black frame surround adds impact and wow factor to a plain mirror.
You can use this simple framing technique on any wall-mounted mirror.
You will need:
Polystyrene trim* - available at your local Builders Warehouse in a variety of designs.
Pattex No More Nails
Rust-Oleum Painters Touch (black)
Sista F130 Painters Acrylic
Mitre box and saw
Tape measure and pencil
*Buy the hardened polystyrene. If you use the softer trim you will need to use acrylic paints.
1. Measure up the mirror - taking measurements 5 to 6mm in from the outer edge. Transfer these measurements onto the trim and cut mitred corners.
2. Spray paint the sections before installation.
3. Apply a wavy bead of Pattex No More Nails to the back of each section and push onto the wall. No More Nails has a fair amount of 'tack' so you shouldn't need to support while it dries, but you can use masking tape if needed.
4. Apply a thin bead of Sista F130 around the inside of the frame and to any gaps. Wipe off before it dries. This is an acrylic sealer and much easier to use than a silicone sealer, plus it is easily painted.
5. Touch up by spraying Rust-Oleum into the cap and using a small artist's paintbrush to cover fixed areas.