Alright, it’s time to start cracking down on some of these other spaces in the new place. Next on my list? The Powder Room on the main floor.
While I have some wallpaper on order that should be here some time this week, I wanted to get a jump start on the bathroom and trim out the bland builder grade mirror.
I measured for my pieces of trim and crown and purchased the wood from my local hardware store. Then I painted the wood including the back sides of everything since the edges could reflect in the mirror.
To adhere the first piece of trim to the mirror, I used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. This heavy-duty strength glue will bond any Mixed Materials, like wood to metal or ceramic to drywall or wood to mirrors, without any of the foam residue. Plus it has a translucent paintable finish.
I put a generous line of ProBond Advanced on the back of the wood then pressed it along the bottom of the mirror on top of the backsplash. To hold it in place I used some painter’s tape.
Next I added the side boards. Start with one side: add a little bit of glue and clamp in place with painter’s tape. Next hold the other side in place, but do not glue yet. You want to make sure that the two side pieces are the exact same height and that the top board will be level once in place.
Now it’s time to add the top piece. Since I didn’t want to apply too much pressure while nailing the crown into the top board after I adhered it to the mirror (yeah, I could just see the entire mirror breaking into a million pieces in my head), I went ahead and pre-nailed the crown to the top MDF board BEFORE gluing on the mirror.
I was completely stunned at how fast this project went along once I had the wood purchased and painted. Only took an hour to get everything glued and clamped in place. Not bad for turning a builder grade mirror into something with a little character.