I received a Frame my Mirror frame in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Several weeks ago I decided I could not deal with the mirrors in my bathrooms as both mirrors in both the main bathroom and my daughter’s bathroom were flaking out and they have started to get that black edge around them that often happens as mirrors get older and that looks so dreadful in your bathroom. After a good time searching for a solution that did not involve me replacing the mirrors, I found Frame my Mirror and I was able to give both of my bathrooms a quick makeover in a matter of minutes!
I updated both bathrooms and you can read my complete review here, and liked it so much that I decided to do the same operation on my guest bathroom and that way, I will have all three bathrooms be holiday ready!
The process is really easy, as all you need to do, is measure your mirrors (make sure you measure all sides in case there is a difference between them). Head over to the Frame my Mirror’s website with measurements in hand and answer a couple of questions after you have decided which frame goes best with your décor and style. You can keep the same frame style throughout the house or mix it up a bit like we did and pick a different frame for each one of the bathrooms.
In this opportunity we decided to go with the Avery Reverse design and as we expected we love the frame!
You do not need to be a DIY master to install these frames!
When you get the frame out of the box, you will notice that each side already has double-sided tape installed on the back of each frame side. Inside the box, you will also find the easy to follow instructions, wedges, glue and, in order to set up the frame, you will need a few tools for assembly and installation: a rag, a hammer (rubber hammer preferred), standard rubbing alcohol and water. I will recommend to gather all you need before you even start with the process and you might even lay them out in the order that you will need them.
Setting up your mirror frame takes just a few minutes…. Once you lay down all your pieces lying down, you want to make sure to do so on a soft surface to prevent scratches and mishaps. Make sure to place a rag or something similar on each one of the 4 corners to protect them as you work.
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 so you can have a clear idea of the way your frame will be mounted.
One thing I want to mention, is that you will find routes running along the edge of the frame pieces. You want to make sure, that the wedges are the correct size!! There are two size wedges included with your frame and if you find that a wedge does not fit, do not force it in and double check that you have the correct size.
To make the process hassle free, work one corner at a time and make sure you follow the instructions; apply the wood glue that came with your package to one of the two corner pieces, and then Insert one of the assembly wedges into the corresponding route on both of the corner pieces that you are working on. Align the two corners together at a 90 degree angle (making sure that you are holding the frame pieces level). Use the hammer to install the wedges, but remember to be gentle.
Use a damp cloth to clean up any excess glue that may have squeezed out of the edges. 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.
Now the fun part. Once you have waited the recommended time for the glue to dry, the installation takes just a few minutes!
Before proceeding, clean your mirror using a 50-50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water to make sure there is nothing that would mess up the install. Once the mirror is all clean, all that is left to do is place the mirror in place…One thing that is really Important, do not peel all side of the sticky tape at once but one at a time as this is a really powerful tape and it would be really hard (more like impossible) to get it off the mirror to reapply.
I really recommend using two people to do the actual application on to the mirror. The best way I found to do this on a large mirror is to peel a small piece of the tape away on each corner. Then align the first corner, verify its right, and then grab the corner piece of tape and pull it all off and then apply to the mirror after you verify its right. I start with the top of the mirror, and then work down the sides and finally the bottom. After you set the top part, your mirror will be almost impossible to adjust, so as they say … measure twice, apply once.
The frames look amazing, as a matter of fact, we like them so much that we introduced them to my in- laws and they bought and installed one also!
What if you love the frames, but you do not have a mirror?
Not a problem! Frame my Mirror has recently introduced framed mirrors to their catalog, so you can now purchase the complete framed mirror! And they have a great 20% discount off of any order $100 or more with code NovemberSaves!
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