With my sister’s wedding in Carmel Valley, trips to Chicago and New York, and planning for an upcoming family vacation in Hawaii, I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the house this summer. But between bridesmaid duties, blogging conferences and just being a mom, I did manage to squeeze in one project that I’ve always wanted to do.
When I worked as a design consultant, I often recommended adding a frame to an existing mirror as an inexpensive way for clients to create a custom look in their bathrooms, or any room for that matter. This past month I decided to take my own advice and give our master bathroom a little face lift.
If you’re not familiar with them, Frame My Mirror is a company that offers custom DIY frame kits that make it easy to add a frame to your existing mirror. You basically measure the length and height of your mirror and they send you the frame of your choice, cut to the right size. Then, you simply assemble and install yourself.
They have a nice selection of frames and a variety of finishes to choose from. For reference I went with the Trinity frame in the Bronze finish. They offer samples for $1 each and I recommend getting a few to test out before placing your order. It’s always easier to make decisions with the sample right in front of you! Also, when you order the samples you will be able to see first hand how gorgeous the frames are.
If you’re not the DIY type don’t be turned off. Putting these frames together was super easy! The kit includes everything you need, other than a hammer, and I promise it didn’t take more than 15 minutes to assemble the frame for my gigantic mirror. You can manage the assembly alone, but I do recommend having a partner help with the installation after the frame dries.
I am so happy with my new DIY frames! They give my bathroom a really luxurious feel and for a fraction of the cost of buying a mirror that is already framed. And not that I always recommend going with the cheapest company for these kinds of things, but Frame My Mirror happens to be very competitively priced for this type of product.
If you haven’t got any mirrors to frame, take a look at this lovely display by Annie Reeves. She used her frame on the wall as a way to group postcards, artwork and other small trinkets. How beautiful!
Do you have a mirror in your house that could use a little something? It’s amazing how much a simple frame will do for a room. Here is a nice Pinterest image for you idea savers. Don’t forget to come back if you need a little inspiration when getting started!