Thursday, November 12, 2009

Easy one hour home improvement project

I had an hour before my kids came home from school, so this is what I did!

I bought mirror framing kit from Lowes and framed out my builder-standard mirror. It was so easy and would have taken less than an hour, but I had to wait for the paint to dry. They didn't have it in black so I bought dark brown and spray painted it. I tried it out on our little bathroom first to make sure I liked it and I do, so now I'll do it in my bathroom on my big mirror. The price for two kits and one bottle of mirror glue was $20.

21 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!

    Frugal and awesome!

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  2. Thanks Stacey! And no power tool required. That's my kind of project.

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  3. I've been in that bathroom! The mirror looks great Annie.

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  4. Easy and cheep now that's my kind of project!! It looks great.

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  5. I think I could almost do that project!!!

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  6. Fabulous!
    Now, how about those laundry cabinets? ;)

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  7. Snap! That looks GREAT!

    I might just have to give it a try. Do you think peeps can stop getting sick on me?

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  8. Looks fantastic

    Simple and very effective

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  9. I think even I could do this. Off to Lowe's I go.

    GJ Jane

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  10. Love it you craft little mynx!

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  11. Easy one hour home improvement project

    Thanks for sharing

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  12. Annie I love it! So it's the original mirror and you just framed it? I wonder if there is a kit for my ginormous mirrors in my bathrooms? Did you see one and do you think it would look good?

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  13. Chellie-

    That's the original mirror, I just framed it with 4 decorative corner pieces and 4 lengths of what look like moulding.

    I bought a bigger set for my bathroom room mirror and it wasn't big enough. I think it is a standard size, it spans the length of a two sinker counter top.

    So I used it on the wall of my daughter's bedroom. I'm going to put a big "K" in the middle of it.

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  14. Awesome Annie! Are you going to do your big mirror? I want you to do it first so you can tell me exactly how to do it! :)

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  15. What if you get it on and decide You don't like can you still remove it?

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  16. Did you know you Memoir of A Housewife link no longer works? Thought I would let you know.

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  17. It comes with double stick pads and mirror glue. The double stick pads is what keeps it up until the mirror glue dries. I'd say you have a few hours to decide if you like it. After that, I don't think it would be too hard to go in with a razor blade to separate the mirror from the frame. If you break the frame while your at it, I see it as no major loss, the cost of this project was under $10.

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  18. It looks gorgeous! I had no idea that mirror framing kits were available! :)

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