Thursday, December 9, 2010
Dress up your mirror
I love molding almost as much as I love my glue gun. If I can find a place to use it , I do. This mirror was no exception. Since I used wood corner squares, the rest of the molding is simple straight cuts.
First measure the straight edges of each side of the mirror. Subtract the inches of 2 wood corner squares. That will give you your length need to be cut for that side. Using a simple saw with a miter box will help you keep your cuts straight & even. I chose to paint my molding in a high gloss paint first, since it was in the bathroom, would need to be cleaned & handle moisture.
Once all pieces are ready, pick a corner to start from & get your liquid nails. Apply a good amount to the back of one of the corner squares. Press directly to corner of mirror. Tape square on as well. This will help keep the wood from sliding out of place before it has a chance to dry.
Apply liquid nails to the next long piece of molding and secure the same way. Now add the next square to cap that molding. Apply the same as before. Continue this until all molding is applied. Be sure to use tape again to hold all pieces in place while drying.
When dry, remove tape. Using calk, fill in small gaps between the molding. Your done! Now you have a custom look for your mirror for a very small price.