3 DIY Mirror Frames
Designer framed mirrors can cost hundreds of dollars and while some of them are well worth the price, you don’t need to spend the big bucks to obtain a decorative mirror.
In this blog, we share 3 DIY mirror frame projects that are simple and budget-friendly.
Handyman stylist Gema Beneitez made a gilded ornament using a mirror, a round frame from an art supply shop, timber moulding and metallic paint.
The moulding was cut into three lengths and attached to the frame in a sunburst pattern.
Gema then applied the finish, using gesso as a primer to achieve the antique gilt effect.
Most mirrors around the home are functional pieces on bathroom cabinets or wardrobe doors.
Create a decorative feature DIY by giving a plain mirror a timber frame and mosaic border.
Cut a 1200 x 900 x 16mm MDF panel, $18, down to 1170 x 870mm. Build a frame for the backing from two 2400 x 65 x 19mm lengths of Tasmanian oak, about $15 each.
Add mosaic tile sheets for the border then use mirror and glass adhesive to secure a 900 x 600 x 5mm mirror with a bevelled edge, about $30, from Bunnings.
This mirror features a geometric design using pieces of balsa wood cut to size.
The lightweight balsa wood is then painted and attached to the glass using contact adhesive to create a stunning, modern mirror on a budget.