Guest bathroom update – Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

When I last showed you the bathroom it looked like this…  I had painted the room, painted the cabinet, installed new hardware, and installed a towel rack.

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

This week I dressed up the mirror a bit and framed it with some simple stained wood! 

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

Another before…

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

And now with a framed in mirror.  I am always amazed at what a difference a simple frame makes. 

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

I framed our bathroom mirrors in our previous house and shared a full tutorial so I won’t share a full tutorial for this one.  And I also shared 10+ DIY ways you can frame in your bathroom mirrors in this post.  For this frame I used just two 1x3x8 common pine boards from Home Depot. I measured my mirror, decided where I wanted the frame to hit on the mirror and did simple mitered corners.  Then I sanded them smooth, and stained them with the same stain I used on the towel rack – Briarsmoke from Varathane.

I used wood glue on the corners and then stapled them on the back to get the frame to hold and then let it dry overnight. 

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

I used this adhesive – you need to use an adhesive specifically made for mirrors.  And applied it all over the back, put the frame in place, and taped it up with painters tape to keep it in place until it dried.

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

Wish I could get a straight on picture of all the whole cabinet and mirror – but this is best I can get with this small bathroom.  It looks so good!  Such a difference from where we started. 

Stained wood framed bathroom mirror

So here’s where my budget is so far:

Spent so far – $25.85

Spent for this project – $12.91

  • 2 – 1x3x8 boards – $7.94
  • stain – already had from towel rack project
  • adhesive – $4.97 (I will use this to do a frame in our master bath too and maybe one other prokect)

Total spent – $38.76

Eeek… next Wednesday is the big final reveal!  I have one more big project to get done by then plus some final decorating.  You can see what everyone else accomplished in their rooms this week at the links below. I can’t wait to see everyone’s completed rooms next week.


  1. I love the natural stain color on the wood! So pretty and adds so much to your room!

  2. I’m about to do this very same project in our master bath! It’s amazing what a difference it makes.

  3. I’ve always wanted to do this! It looks amazing!

  4. I just love that color stain it looks fantastic

  5. Awesome!! I want to do my bathroom mirrors too!
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  6. I LOVE that stain color! Keeping that in mind for future projects. I love that our bathrooms are turning out to be twins 🙂
    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry recently posted..$100 Room Makeover: Master Bathroom RevealMy Profile

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