Wood Mirror Frame…Part 2

You may remember the barnwood mirror frame Mike made for our half bath a few months ago

Well we’ve done it again.  Only bigger and better.  We took the same barn wood and created a large frame for our master bath.  Here was our builder-grade master bathroom mirror before:

And here it is with our new rustic frame:

We started by staining the wood with Minwax Special Walnut {used here, here, here, and here}.  Then we added brackets on the corners.  We started with the L shaped brackets but because our boards were slightly warped, we needed to add a second bracket to each corner.

Then Mike found some studs on the wall and hammered some heavy duty nails into the walls:

Then we colored the ends of the nails with a Sharpie in hopes it would rub off on the back of the wood so we would know where to drill our holes.  Fail.  We tried again with lipstick and it worked like a charm.  We held the frame up against the nails, found where to drill, and made the holes on the back of the frame.

We held the mirror back up and slid the nails into the holes to secure it into the walls.  Tada!  It’s done and so so pretty.

What do you think?  Would you pull barn wood out of a dumpster and put it up all over your house?

I’ve linked this up with Today’s Creative Blog.


  1. Maggie Blettner says:

    That looks so good! Very rustic like the rest of the room.

  2. Angela Jones says:

    I love it! It really softens the room and dresses up the “plain” mirror! And also matches the bedroom wood very nicely and pulls it all together!

  3. I love this! We just built our house and I had the contractor leave room for me DIY my own frames to save money. I will definitely be taking notes for when I finally get around to doing mine! You made it look sooo easy!

  4. Love it. It looks so custom and is such a statement in the bathroom! I found your blog through the tip junkie link party!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

  5. oh my goodness! I love it! What a difference that made!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  6. This is actually perfect, because we are planning to do this to our mirror this weekend! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share!


  7. Nice job done!

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun.

    The party for this week is going on… hope to see you there again :)


  8. Wow. That looks amazing! I love that it’s removable as well. That wood is to die for

  9. I absolutely love this. I just moved into a house with 3 of these massive mirrors! I am so excited to give this project a shot. Now if only I could score some beautiful wood like that!! Great Job!

  10. I love it!! I’ve been looking for a rustic way to dress up our builder mirrors and this is perfect.

  11. Turned out beautiful! I’ve been wanting to do this in our bathrooms. Maybe I can talk hubby into doing it soon! Thanks for linking with us at Show & Share!


  12. I am stopping by to let you know that I featured your mirror frame on my blog from my party show and share. Check it out and grab a feature button. I hope you link up again :)

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  13. Gorgeous mirror transformation! Such a difference! I’d like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party at http://www.houseontheway.com. It’s today through Sunday. Hope you can stop by!

  14. I love this! I have the perfect bathroom mirror for this. I know I cant get my husband to do this for me so I will have to attempt to do it myself. Where can I get wood like that?


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