Major spoiler alert! Because the home gym is just a quick phase one, it’s nearly finished. It’s been painted a couple fresh coats of white flour (bye, bye burnt orange), the ceiling fan is hung, and we’re well on our way to being finished. Promise you’ll get a closer look at that pretty ceiling fan and the rest of the room soon but it’s already feeling dramatically brighter and airy in here. But today we’re talking about how we added picture frame trim to a frameless mirror.
The home gym already had these two, large frameless mirrors on the wall (see the before here) and we didn’t see any reason to get rid of them but we wanted to make them look a little less “builder grade.” Framing them out felt like a nice touch but I wanted to take it even further and add some detailing on the glass! Here’s how we got this custom look on a regular old mirror.
Starting with the outer frame, determine how much you want the trim to overlap the mirror. We decided to measure all 4 sides of the mirror and added about 2″ to each side to get the measurement for our 4 cuts. We wanted the frame to be flush with the wall, but also overlap on the mirror front. Next we mitered all the ends at a 45° angle so that they can join together like a picture frame.
To keep the frame flush with the wall, we had to notch out where it would it could overlap the mirror. Looking at the side profile of the trim, here’s a visual of the two cuts we made to keep it overlapping the mirror. Definitely measure how much you’ll have to cut in based on how much mirror overlap, and how far forward the mirror comes off the wall.
Next, we made our cuts for the smaller trim on the face of the mirror based on how much of a space we wanted between the trim. Our gap is about 2″. Next, you’ll make the same 45° mitered cuts for the joints.
Because we didn’t want to have to tape off the mirror to paint the trim, we painted all the pieces before install using our favorite paint brush. For this trim we used the same eggshell finish as the walls.
Starting with the outer frame, use a brad nailer to nail it into place (careful not to hit the mirror). Easy enough! For the inside piece of trim we used silicone and taped it in place while it dried. There’s going to be a bit of residue that leaks onto the mirror and for that we just scraped it off with a razor blade!
After the trim was in place, we caulked the seams and nail holes, touched up some paint and that’s it!
I can’t wait to show you the rest of this space!
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