I’ve Started My Little Guys Bathroom! {Part One – Framing the Mirror}

I’ve Started My Little Guys Bathroom! {Part One – Framing the Mirror}

I’m so excited! I have finally ventured upstairs and start decorating my little guys bath. I decided to have a little fun with this one and go all out on a whimsical theme perfectly fit for my outdoor boy. I have been collecting things here and there over the past year and can not wait to put them all together.

Here is quick snapshot of the bath taken from our walkthrough. {I really hate posting before shots..yuck!} Of course before the fun of decorating some major things had to be done. We decided to keep the tile {I am just not up for a major project right now} though I worked around it and think it’s really going to work with the accessories. The paint; I went with green, yes it’s green! {and I promise you that it will all come together, promise. 😉

The next huge eyesore {that my husband has heard an earful about} is that mirror. Why oh why…who invented these things? I pondered taking it down and replacing it but quickly changed my mind when I started to price two separate mirrors that would be large enough to fill the space. I love the double sinks but that only means a larger space to fill above them, and big mirrors are not exactly inexpensive. I’ve seen some amazing DIY framed mirrors around but my husband wasn’t exactly up for the job of producing a professionally finished product. See around here I have a two-time ask theory. I ask twice and if I don’t get any response I simply tackle the project myself. {any way, any how} With a few online searches I came across an excellent solution that I could handle alone.

Enter my new friend, MirrorMate. I have seen MirrorMate and their product advertised before and was drawn in by how simple, quick, and easy these frames claim to be. The three biggest selling points for me; no special tools required, custom made to fit any size mirror and no talent needed to hang. Definitely something that I thought I could handle by myself and quick enough to have completed in one afternoon before my husband even got home from work to comment.
They have a lot of different styles and colors that can be ordered directly from their website {here}. All I had to supply was the measurements of the existing mirror and answer a few quick questions about how it was hung. The box arrived quicker than I expected and included everything, I only needed a hammer!
The frame came in four separate pieces that perfectly fit together. I just applied a little glue {which was included} to each adjoining end and aligned them together


The frames are prefabricated with two channels and come with connectors that simply needed to be hammered in; that easy. It was dry and ready to hang in one hour. {enough time to enjoy a nice lunch with my little guy}
The frame came with two cardboard placement corners that adhere right to your existing mirror. These hold your frame in place and assure proper placement. The back of frame comes complete with several attached adhesive strips. Once the cardboard placements were hung I simply peeled off the backing from the adhesive strips and hung the frame pressing into place.
Once secured I removed the cardboard corners and it was completely done!
No cutting, no measuring, no tools and no needing to ask for my overworked hubbys help!
The corners fit perfectly and I am amazed at how easy this was to put together and the transformation it has made.
Hubby didn’t get off that easy though; he got to re-grout the tile {it’s still drying in the picture} Thank you MirrorMate for helping me make this a lot easier than I expected!
And a little sneak peek at my inspiration for the room…I can’t wait to share what I have planned! Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Looks like some little boy is going to have some good wet fun while getting clean

  2. The frame makes such a difference!!! I cannot wait to see what you have in store!!

  3. Can’t wait! I bet it is going to be faboo!

  4. I had to smile when I saw your bathroom. My kids’ bathroom has a blue tile countertop and blue and white tiled floor (same color as yours) along with a white vanity. I too used a white mirror mate frame. I recently changed things up a bit – left the white walls but added green as the accent color. It is amazing how similiar the two spaces are.

  5. That looks fantastic! I have to do this project soon!
    Have a great day!
    Jenn

  6. It already looks like it’s going to be such a fun bathroom! Can’t wait to see the after :)!

  7. Stephanie..I love this! I have a big mirror like that in my vanity area off of our master bath and I’ve always wanted to frame it out. It looks so dated right now. I see you have the same clippy things that hold up the mirror. So I guess the frame fits over them with no problem.

    ooohh…and creepy crawlies for the inspiration? Should be great for a little guy!

    -heather

  8. It will be fun to see what bugs have to do with it!

  9. It looks great! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  10. i have a boys blue bath and im working the same green into the accents! love it!

  11. That looks so easy! And it makes a huge difference. Love the mirror now!

    Nancy

  12. Jennifer M. :

    Not a fan of blue at all,but you chose exactly the perfect green to go with it. Love them together!

  13. These frames are great! They make such a difference on this type of mirror. Makes me wish I had a bathroom mirror like this just so I could frame it out! Yours looks great!

  14. I love the green and think it goes great with the blue!

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  16. I am visiting from NFF! I love your blog and I am so excited to be following it now!

  17. Love the green door, have a bathroom I am about to paint purple and was wondering about the door, think I will try purple! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I am so excited to find out about this product. I have 2 of these huge mirrors and they could use framing like this too. It looks great!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  19. It’s looking good! I want to redo my half bath soon. I can’t wait to see more!

    XOOX
    Jen

  20. The mirror looks great! I can’t wait to see what you do with the bugs! How fun.
    Oh and I really like the green paint. Very cool.
    (Can’t say pretty cause it’s a boys bathroom.:)

  21. Cant wait! Love that green!

  22. OK! I’m sold! I need to do this in our front bathroom. I can do this. 🙂

    ~Liz

  23. Sigh…swoon…my heart is going pitter pat.

  24. I really, really need to start putting pennies in a jar so that I can do this too. Our mirror is sadly stuck in the 80s…yours looks fantastic!

  25. That looks great and so professional.

  26. I can hardly wait to see the finished project! Hurry, hurry or I will have to stop back to “bug” you!

  27. I have always wanted to frame our master bath mirror but was too chicken to do it! Thanks for the instructions and step by step. So inspired to try this…. now I just need to convince my wallet that it’s time for a change! haha!

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  28. I love the color green you chose. The mirror looks great. (I have the same “rule” with my husband, ask twice…)

  29. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  30. We did our mirror the hard way…cutting wood and fitting it ourselves. It makes such a difference though doesn’t it! I like how you ask twice and then do it…I may need to try that here! : )

  31. I’m liking the green with the blue. The mirror frame is great too. A little beefiness is good. 🙂
    Pamela

  32. WOW! Thanks for the link…I have been contemplating just ripping down my mirrors and replacing them with large framed mirrors..this looks way cheaper! Gonna get busy 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you do with the bathroom

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  34. I just love the idea of framing the mirror.. great job and how easy that was!

    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

  35. What a great idea! I think I may need to check this out for my house!

  36. Stephanie, this looks amazing, and I can’t WAIT to see what you do with those bugs! GREAT job!

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

  37. Such a simple solution and it makes such a big impact! Looks great!

  38. Can’t wait to see the finished room. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

  39. wow, looks so much better!

  40. WOW! I love the color and the mirror looks so much better!

  41. Oh I loooove the green and the mirror frame!!
    He sure is gonna love it too!

        

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