This DIY mirror body is a straightforward construct that can improve your rest room to the subsequent stage!

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Tutorial: DIY Mirror Body

The body is put in utilizing mirror adhesive and nails making it a easy construct with large influence!

Instruments wanted for DIY Mirror Body

Supplies wanted for DIY Mirror Body

  • (1) 1x6x8’ MDF board

  • (2) 1x4x8’ MDF boards

  • (7’) 4-1/4 in. x 1/2 in. MDF Crown Molding

  • (1) Liquid Nails Mirror Adhesive

  • Scrap wooden or shims
  • (2) 3-light Vainness Gentle Fixtures

Constructing a DIY Mirror Body

First, let’s check out the earlier than image:

 The 8-light open-bulb horizontal gentle fixture and frameless massive mirror flush with the self-importance did get the job completed, however definitely left room for enchancment, proper?!?

Let’s get to it!

DIY Mirror Body, Step 1: Take away the sunshine and modify the position of the mirror.

Cassity determined that she wished the mirror to hold above the self-importance, not relaxation on the backsplash. It was a good selection, however required us to take away the mirror and re-hang it. We used the identical {hardware} that it was hanging on earlier than and made certain to safe the mirror very effectively.

In case your mirror doesn’t want adjusting, skip this half, however do make certain the {hardware} is put in effectively and the mirror is safe.

You may also see that we had began the method of elevating the self-importance peak. By no means only one venture at a time for this #remodelaholic!

DIY Mirror Body, Step 2: The underside and sides

We wished the mirror body to hold over the mirror by about 2 inches, so we measured and lower our backside piece accordingly. For the aspect items, we wished them flush with the underside piece and in addition flush with the highest piece of the body. This meant chopping the aspect items barely shorter than the space from the underside piece to the highest fringe of the mirror (see set up footage under for a visible).

In case your mirror has {hardware} that wraps to the entrance of the mirror, you’ll have the identical drawback we did: you can’t glue the board flush to the mirror.

We selected to notch out the body the place the {hardware} was to permit the body to sit down flush towards the mirror. To do that, put the boards in place, however subsequent to the mirror, then mark the place the notches have to be.

Utilizing my multi-tool I used to be in a position to lower the notch completely! We deliberate it out so the body sat stage on the notch to assist maintain it in place whereas the glue dried.

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Subsequent, set up scrap wooden or shims which can be the identical depth as your mirror. (The shims aren’t full within the picture under and one is already lined, however you get the concept.)

Then, utilizing the mirror development adhesive, glue the underside (which is already completed within the image above) and two sides of the body to the mirror.  We additionally nailed the body items to the wall by simply the over hanging portion (not by the mirror!) to safe it.

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Right here is the underside in place and the edges going up.

(Discover the aspect items are shorter than the highest of the mirror, as talked about earlier.)

DIY Mirror Body, Step 3: The highest

We set the highest body in place then screwed it to the wall close to the highest and the place the brand new lights would go.  We selected to screw it in, not glue it in place to permit us entry to the unique electrical field if wanted sooner or later.


Subsequent it was time so as to add the crown trim. Crown molding is like icing on the cake, don’t you suppose?  It makes every little thing look full.

DIY Mirror Body, Step 4: Caulk and paint

After including caulk and a pair coats of paint, right here is our DIY mirror body that makes the entire rest room look higher!

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You possibly can see right here that, with the lights hanging down under the body, we get twice the quantity of sunshine due to the reflection within the mirror.  That is so significantly better than the sunshine fixture that was there earlier than!

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And now the ultimate image with the mirror framed, new lighting fixtures put in, self-importance raised and cupboards painted:

We adore it!

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This publish initially revealed 11/28/2012 — Up to date 05/14/2021

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