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DIY Rustic Bathroom Mirror from an ornate thrift store mirror. Learn how to remove the glass and create a chunky wood framed mirror.

DIY Rustic Bathroom Mirror

Take a thrift store mirror and learn how to turn it into a Rustic Bathroom Mirror by creating a chunky wood frame.

Keyword Wood, Rustic, DIY, Mirror
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Stain Drying Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 mirror

Ingredients

  • 1 thrift store mirror or you could purchase a frameless mirror
  • 4" pine wood I purchased 2 pieces that were 6 feet long
  • kona stain
  • liquid nails

Instructions

  1. Check out the backing of your thrift store mirror and see how you need to remove the mirror. I had a cardboard backing piece that I was able to remove using a screwdriver to bend up the staples.

  2. My mirror was held by adhesive. A razor blade worked best to slice through the caulking to remove the mirror.

  3. I used 4" pine boards to create the frame. The boards are actually 3.5" wide, so I measured so that 2.5" would sit on top of the mirror and 1" would hang over each of the edges.

  4. I used a miter saw to cut the boards down.

  5. I double-checked the cuts to make sure everything fit and the boards squared-up in the corners.

  6. Then I stained the boards and let them dry.

  7. Once the stain was completely dry I placed the liquid nail over the areas that the boards would be sticking to the mirror. I placed the stained boards on top making sure everything was fitted properly and then placed heavy weighs (paint and stain cans) on top to help hold everything in place while the liquid nail dries.

  8. Once dry your mirror is ready to use!