We all have them...It doesn't make how much we try to hide them...They stare back at us each time we look in the mirror.
They make us cringe every time we look in the mirror...You know what I'm talking about.
Those ugly "builder-grade" bathroom mirrors.
So, what if I told you that we could cover them up once and for all? Shut up. What if I told you we could cover them up with less than 1 hour worth of work and for under $20? No Way.
In the amount of time it took to read that we could have been half-way done...Not really, but pretty close. So, let's do this.
STEP 1: Cutting
I needed a frame to cover my 37"x40" mirror. I decided to make it simple on my corners and do straight cuts. So I cut two 1x4s at 37" and two 1x4s at 33".
STEP 2: Build Frame
I attached the boards together using wood glue and pocket holes. The pocket holes hides the screws and makes the joint super strong.
STEP 3: Finishing
Stain. Paint. Whatever you want to do. In this case I stained the frame in Rust Oleum Kona. (You will need to stain both sides as you will be able to see a sliver of reflection through the mirror once it's attached.)
After this I added one coat of Varanthane 3X Polyuerethane. This stuff is great because one coat is the same as three so (let's do the math) it cuts your time down quite a bit. I gave it a light sanding with a high grit sanding blocks. This makes your finish nice and smooth.
STEP 4: Attach to mirror.
I didn't want anything messy or something that I'd need to YouTube how to use. So I simply used 3M Command Strips along the frame and attached... Voila! I love this option because it's easy, inexpensive and not permanent.
Less than an hour total of work, under $6 in wood and $12 in 3M Command Strips and I had this. Not too shabby!