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DIY Bathroom Mirror: A Re-Do for Only $18!

By Jun 28, 2011 May 2nd, 2018 192 Comments

When we first moved into our new house, I took one look at the raw edge mirror in the downstairs bathroom and had every intention of removing it and replacing it with something better. But, when I got down to the nitty gritty, I realized that whoever had installed the bathroom mirror was glue happy, and didn’t just adhere it to the wall — they cemented it! Removing it would have damaged the wall terribly, causing need for repair and re-texturizing. I decided to go with plan B, (even though I really didn’t have a plan B) and do something different – learn how to tile a mirror.

This DIY Bathroom Mirror redo is easy, and it only costs $18!

DIY Bathroom Mirror Re-Do

I really hate changing plans… but, it worked out for the best as you’ll see! I had bathroom mirror tile ideas and I was excited for the project.

I love a good, quick home improvement project anyway. (*This post contains affiliate links.)

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I decided to start my little diy bathroom mirror project with a fresh coat of paint first. I wanted something rich, something chocolate brown. Not only for the design aesthetic, but the fact that it’s basically a boy-proof color. I’m all about that.

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I went to Lowe’s and purchased two sheets of tumbled marble tiles clearance priced for $7 each. These were my mirror border tiles. This diy bathroom mirror project was just getting better and better! When I got them home, I trimmed the mesh around the tile to make a smooth edge.

You can find marble tile sheets online if your local hardware store isn’t having a sale.

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I also purchased a tube of silicone adhesive that boasted it could be used for fusing glass together to form a fish tank. Another nod in the way of boys and their bathroom habits. I figured, if it could hold together a fish tank, my diy bathroom mirror could take anything my boys could throw at it.

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Then, I spent the next hour cutting, squeezing, and sticking…

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The trickiest part was the top. I just used a little painters tape to keep them in place until the adhesive could harden up.

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Before I knew it, I was finished and off doing something else! Not bad for an hour’s worth of work!

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But, do you want to know the best part!? My diy bathroom mirror was so cheap! And now I know how to frame a mirror with tile!

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Yup, only $18!

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About Emily Louise

Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.

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