How to Make Custom Homemade Mirror Frame

How to Make Custom Homemade Mirror Frame

Mirrors are a very exciting decoration. They are a great trick when you want to open up an area or to make the impression of a larger room but they’re also stylish decorations for almost any room of the house.

How to Make Custom Homemade Mirror Frame

Framing a mirror is an exciting and relatively inexpensive way to dress up a wall. There are a few diverse ways you can frame your mirror: putting a frame together with molding, utilizing a picture frame, or crafting a more exclusive frame out of ribbon or stencils. Read on and follow the steps to finish your framing project.

Things you’ll need

Trim Moulding, Cut to Length


Miter Box & Hand Saw

Varathane Wood Stains

Metallic Spray

Liquid Nails Adhesive

Paintable Caulking

Paint Brush

Painter’s Tape



You need to measure the length and height of your mirror to define how large a frame you want to make.

Step 1 

Choose the trim you consider finely matches your bathroom or interior space. Consider combining many sorts of trim such as chair rail and wainscoting to grab a layered look.

Step 2 

Measure your mirror and materials one more time to make sure about a proper fit. Pick the wood you would like to utilize on the outer frame. Then measure the wood which you want to be your outer piece. Mark the wood dimension on the outer edge of the wood. You want the corners of the moulding to meet at a 45-degree angle, so have that in mind while you’re marking it.

Step 3 

Cut a 45-degree angle on the wood using the miter box and saw. Use the mark you made as the outer part of the cut, then cut inward. Make the 45-degree cut going the other direction at the other end. Continue measuring and cutting all four sides.

Step 4

After cutting all the wood, just utilize a high-grit sandpaper to soften the edges. Then utilize wood glue to attach the four parts together. Don’t worry if they don’t fit ideally. You can utilize paintable caulk to gain a professional and seamless look.

Step 5 

Stain the wood with Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains. Consider utilizing spray paint to obtain a high-gloss finish, or consider interior paints such as Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Spray Paint as an alternate way to add a luxe, golden look to your frame. 


Arrange the pieces to mount to your mirror frame. Glue the middle of the back of every strip of moulding. Install your DIY mirror frame by hanging it onto the mirror.

Step 7


You need to fill any small gaps in the corners with caulk. Once when they get dry, just paint it to match.

Step 8


A mirror frame is a good asset when you decorate a house. They’re useful and placed usefully that they can visually expand a space. Decorative mirror frames do double duty as attractive pieces of artwork.

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