How To Frame A Bathroom Mirror With No Miter Cuts! ~ Another Church Bathroom Update

Updated 4.9.21

How To Frame A Bathroom Mirror - The Easy Way

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Our little church bathroom has come a long way.... Here is where we started...

Pink Church Bathroom

This mirror is original to the building. It's held on with flat mirror clips. The edges are pretty bad, where the mirror has water damage. This poor thing needed some serious love! It's a pretty big mirror, so framing it out was the way to go!

The bathroom remodel committee looked at pictures of different ways to frame out the mirror. We decided on a simple craftsman style frame. Installing the light fixture in the middle of the top frame area. We used 3- 1x6 primed mdf boards, 2 - 1x2 primed boards, 1- 1x8 primed board and 1 -1 1/2" primed crown molding.

One of the ladies from church, Kim, came in and gave them 2 coats of white paint. 

Hubby is crunching all the numbers for the frame build. He's much better at that. I will do just about anything to get out of mental math....

Hubby crunching numbers for the frame

First, we used some scrap 3/8" plywood, to give the frame support. It is screwed it in where the studs are. If you look closely, I had to add just a bit more wood to make it even with the mirror clips.  Some paint sticks we cut up, did the trick.

Here you can really see the water damage on the mirror, but that will all be hidden when we are finished.

Adding scrap wood for frame support

On the sides, there were no studs, so we put in some drywall anchors to help support the frame sides. Have you ever used the Self Drilling Drywall Anchors? They are amazing!! 

Sorry, for the horrible blurry pic.... All you do is drill them in with a drill. They go in soooo easy! And they are very stable and strong!

Self Drilling Drywall Anchors

Then just add some side supports. 

Adding Side Supports

Next we put up the bottom board of the mirror frame up.  We figured how much of it we wanted covering the mirror and used little blocks of wood on the bottom edge to hold it up and then used the nail gun to attach it. Then we laid the 1x2 on top of the bottom board and nailed that on.

No miter cuts!!  Yay!😍

Here, you can see the side frame pieces have been attached. Using my trusty nail gun.  That frame isn't going anywhere! Hubby, of course, was helping and guiding me along the way!

Side pieces attached to mirror frame

Isn't it looking beautiful! I installed the supports for the top piece and you can see where the hole used to be for the old light fixture.

Hubby measured and cut a new hole in the 1x8 for the new placement of the light fixture.

Hubby cutting hole in board for light fixture

He's pretty good with that oscillating multitool. That is one handy tool!

We are lowering the fixture to fit in just above the mirror, so I had to figure out an easy way to cover up that old hole... No worries! A little crown molding will cover that and you'll never know it was there.

Hubby cut a new hole in the wall for the box and then fed the wires down to it.

New hole for fixture

Hubby completed wiring the fixture, and I put up the crown molding.  It is nail gunned to the top 1/2in edge of the 1x8. I was considering putting in some crown supports behind it, but it was solid, so I didn't bother.

Frame finished!

AAAHHHHH!! Gorgeous, right??? I spackled up the nail holes with white wood filler.  I'll sand it and come back over it with another coat of paint. This can't possibly be the same bathroom!!

Here's the completed frame.

Framed Mirror is finished!

Let's just look at this again.... side by side... Who doesn't like a good before and after!?

Church bathroom before and after

Wow!... and we aren't done yet!!!

The Easy Way To Frame A Bathroom Mirror with NO Miter Cuts

I've been at the church most of the week working on the floor. I'm so glad that my friend, Penny, was there a couple of days to help me! 😊

I've since finished the Ladies Church Bathroom Remodel. I've listed the projects we did below.

Ladies Church Bathroom Remodel (Before)
Cabinets Updated
Easy DIY Faux Granite Countertops
Flooring Updated
Easy DIY Corbels
Easy DIY Metallic Print
Mini Shiplap Planter Box
Easy DIY Tissue Box Cover


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