When you want to frame a mirror that’s already in your home, the process is a little different. You’ll need to remove the mirror from the wall and then measure it to see how big of a frame you need. Once you’ve got your frame, you can reattach the mirror to the wall using a few simple tools.
Framing a mirror is a great option if you’re looking for a way to add a bit of personality to your home décor. It’s a relatively easy project that can make a big impact in any room. And the best part is, you don’t need to be an expert carpenter to do it. With a few simple tools and the basic know-how, you can frame a mirror in no time.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- A measuring tape: The tape will come in handy for measuring the mirror and the frame.
- A level: This will help you ensure the frame is even once it’s attached to the wall.
- A saw: If necessary, you’ll need this to cut the frame to size.
- A hammer: You’ll use the hammer to attach the frame to the wall.
- Nails or screws will be used to secure the frame to the wall.
- Picture hanging hardware: This is optional, but it can make hanging the mirror much easier.
Steps to removing the mirror
1)Start by removing the mirror from the wall
If it’s held with screws, unscrew them and set the mirror aside. If it’s glued to the wall, you’ll need a putty knife or other sharp object to loosen the adhesive. Once the mirror is loose, carefully remove it from the wall and set it aside.
2)Measure the mirror
Now that the mirror is removed, you can measure it to see what size frame you need. Keep in mind that you’ll want the frame to be slightly larger than the mirror so that it overlaps on all sides.
3)Cut the frame to size (if necessary)
If you’re using a ready-made frame, you can skip this step. But if you’re making your frame, you’ll need to cut it to size using a saw.
4)Attach the frame to the wall
Once the frame is the right size, you can attach it to the wall using nails or screws. If you’re using picture-hanging hardware, you can now attach it to the back of the frame.
5)Hang the mirror
Now all that’s left to do is reattach the mirror to the wall. If it was screwed in before, screw it back into place. You’ll need to use a new adhesive to secure it if it is glued. Once the mirror is in place, stand back and enjoy your handiwork.
6) Admire your handiwork
And that’s it! You’ve successfully framed a mirror. Wasn’t that easy?
With a few simple tools and some basic know-how, you can easily frame a mirror already in your home. Framing a mirror is a great way to add a personal touch to your home décor. With a little time and effort, you can easily transform any room in your house. So why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how much of a difference it can make. The mirror will now reflect light and make the space appear brighter.