Last weekend we framed in the mirror. It wasn't until the whole thing was hung that I realized - this is one huge mirror! I wanted a substantial frame for it and I guess I got one.
I never remember to take "before" photos but here is the best I could find:
For the frame, I had Tom cut down some 1x3 pine boards and router out a groove in the back of each one for the mirror to fit into. I wanted the frame to have an old barn-board, weathered feel so I took a hammer and several screwdrivers to the boards, adding dents and scratches until I was satisfied.
While I didn't get any shots of the routered edge (or much else of the building process) Tom did snap a few of me beating on the boards. I'm thinking of making this one my new profile photo. Serious renovator...or serious serial killer? :-p
This is the most accurate picture of the final colour.
Tom then glued the mirror into the frame. Yep, glued. He said he didn't want the mirror to slip out if the dogs slammed into the wall. 'Cause they do that (no they don't). So that mirror isn't going anywhere. Ever.
We hung the mirror in the bathroom and I really do love it. With the frame added we had to move the mirror up a couple of inches and it's now too close to the light above, but I want to change that light anyway for something smaller so it won't always be so crowded.
I might wax the frame again to make it even darker. The base of the vanity is going to be a dark espresso brown and I don't want too many different shades in there. I also might have to take it out and bang it around some more as the marks aren't as noticeable as I was hoping they'd be.
I'm linking to these parties this week!
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