upgrading the bathroom mirror.

I'm linking up to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

When I first replaced this medicine cabinet, I remember standing in Home Depot in shock at just how expensive a replacement could be. I decided that I could surely buy the cheaper version and just slap a frame on it to dress it up.

And, though it took me at least a year, I did. I bought an unfinished frame from Michaels, painted it black, and it fit right on top of the old mirror. There was just one problem - I couldn't open the mirror without the frame running into the wall.

So here's my solution - and the first project I completed using the miter box I bought for my birthday. I bought a piece of moulding, cut it to size, and painted each piece black. Then, I attached the pieces using this power-grip-adhesive-stuff. Once that dried completely, I used wood filler to fill in the holes, then touched up the black paint where I needed to.

(Please ignore the ugly paint job on the door frame)

For the most part, I love it - except for one thing. I didn't paint the back side of the moulding, and you can see it in the mirror's reflection.

So please HELP! The power adhesive is doing its job - those pieces are good and attached to the mirror. So I need to find another way to hide that unfinished wood - any ideas?


  1. Maybe something like a super thin dowel, or quarter round piece of wood that would match the profile. Painted black of course before you attach it...

  2. Yes, just find a thin piece of trim to paint black (or an accent color???) and then glue it to the inside of your frame.

  3. Isn't it funny (or not so funny) that we realize something after it's too late to do anything about it. It's called Murphy's Law. I hate Murphy. I still love what you've done. And I think Mrs Nepper's suggestion is a great idea. Other than that, I can't think of another fix. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

  4. You came up with a great solution! I agree, maybe adding a trim piece to the inside would help disguise the unifinished part.

    Thanks for visiting my before and after post. I went back and added a sentence or two about re-lining the inside of that jewelry box, thanks for reminding me! Basically, the old fabric just popped/ripped out and I was able to stick in the new fabric.


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