I received the products mentioned on this post to facilitate this review. I was not financially compensated for this post. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.
I have fallen victim of that cleaning frenzy that seems to possess so many of us when spring comes along and I have been decluttering and redecorating some rooms in my house and specially the bathrooms. One of the main things I wanted to change on my bathrooms were my mirrors as they have started to get that black edge around them that often happens and that looks so hideous, so I wanted to find a solution that I could do myself that didn’t involve replacing the mirrors.
After doing some research, I found a company that seems to have the perfect solution to my dilemma. Frame my Mirror.
Frame my Mirror offers DIY enthusiasts with an easy way to give your bathroom a quick upgrade with custom frames that will bring back to life your old mirrors and give your bathroom a new look.
Frame my Mirror offers a great selection of frames which are available in different finishes to match your décor and needs.
They also offer customers the option to order samples ($1.00 per sample plus free shipping). I highly recommend selecting your favorites and actually order the samples of your top choices, so you can see firsthand what they look like before you order your frame.
There are different width frames, so ordering the samples also allows you to see if the frame you have in mind will actually work for you!
For my daughter’s bathroom I went with the Carson design in white which is a 2 ¼” width frame in a White finish with a classic contemporary design that complements the decorations in her bathroom perfectly.
For our bathroom, we chose a wider design, the Humbolt design is a 3” width frame with a gently angled profile for a unique look that is very elegant and adds a really nice touch of class to any bathroom.
The process order is really simple as you basically, just need to measure the width and length of your mirror and answer a couple of simple questions, and you are done! The order ships usually within a few days.
With your package, you will receive double-backed tape already installed on the frame, instructions, wedges, glue and, of course, you’re new Add A Frame ®. You will need a few tools for assembly and installation: a rag, a hammer (rubber hammer preferred), standard rubbing alcohol and water, so you are better off getting those before you start.
Once you get the frame, and get it out of the box, setting up your frame takes literally a few minutes…. Gather all you will need and proceed with the setup, you’ll notice routes running along the edge of the frame pieces. You need to make sure that the wedges you use for each piece match the routes. ( they are two different sizes (depths) , so you do not want to force the wedges in the routes. If the wedge does not fit, chances are you grabbed the wrong size.
Lay your frame face down on a soft surface to protect the finish. They recommend to do it either on carpet or a bed of towels, we did the work on the carpet and still used the towels just to make sure nothing would damage the frame. You want to make sure that the frame is correctly arranged with pieces of the same length lying opposite each other, just as it will be on the wall.
You want to work one corner at a time; apply the Frame My Mirror glue to one of the two corner pieces (wood glue). Insert an assembly wedge into the corresponding route on both of the corner pieces that you are working on. Join the two corners together (make sure you are holding the frame pieces level). You can use a folded washcloth under the low side to help keep the back level while you’re pushing the wedges into place. You can use the hammer to install the wedges, just be gentle.When you are done, use a damp cloth to clean up any excess glue that may have squeezed out. Repeat the process for the remaining three corners and allow your frame to rest for at least 3 hours before you proceed with the installation to make sure the glue is completely dry.
Clean your mirror using a 50-50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water before you place the frame and you can now install your frame!
Easy peasy and the best part? You get a quality frame for your mirror which is now a new focal point in your bathroom.
The price of the frame will be based on the size and the prices start at $76.00.
One thing I want to mention, is that when measuring your mirror, you are better off measuring all 4 sides…When setting up our second mirror, we found out that the frame did not fit on one side. We measured all the frame pieces and they were correct, little did we know our mirror was not even and there was a ¼ of an in difference on the right hand side, obviously not the company’s problem as the pieces had the measurements we sent to the company.
We were told this is not a common thing, but if you do have this issue, and find out ahead of time, you can contact the company and they would work with you to work to get your frame configured correctly. We ended up using a miter saw to cut the ¼” off one piece and as you can see, it turned out beautifully.
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