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Homemade Bathroom Mirror

DavidFowler70's picture

We've just finished redecorating the bathroom and pretty much the last thing to do is the mirror. Stupidly I've committed myself to making one from a nice old frame we found in a junk shop, but I need to find a piece of mirror to fit it before I start.I've heard a few things here and there about plastic mirror, and I like the idea of having something that isn't going to shatter or splinter if it falls out. I think acrylic could do the job if I mount it against a piece of wood to prevent distortion - what are your thoughts?I found some acrylic mirror online that I can get delivered cut to size, but it's only 3mm so warping will likely be an issue unless I mount it properly.EDIT: Hmm I can't seem to add a link! Any help?

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iamsues's picture

i would also check purchasing a piece of custom cut mirror in a similar shape as the frame that you have and mount it to your frame. as long as you use the proper adhesive and follow the directions your mirror should fit in the frame without any gaps and without any added depth to the piece. when i imagine the framed mirror with another frame attached to it, all i can picture is the added depth to the piece and would it fit/hang on the wall in the way i had imagined or pictured it to be...? if the framed mirror is thin enough that it doesn't make that much of a difference either way, then i would go with which ever is the simplest and most effective way of attaching your frame to a mirror.good luck, i know i would love to see pictures if you would like to post them,cheers, iamsues *edit to add* i didn't see anywhere whether or not the frame is full length or not, just comments about the need for full length. i like full length in my bedroom or dressing room. but i think if i ever had my dream house i would have a detached full length mirror in my dressing/bath/private balcony/ indoor outdoor bathroom, lol.

rhome11's picture

Yes definitely full miror shows you full body styles, your dressing and etc.

bouchermark's picture

Bathroom mirror should be full length of human body , which is helpful to decorate us. Bathroom Interior decoration

BrianRoberts's picture

Mrs. Peacock wrote:
One suggestion would be to get a ready made mirror with a plain frame that is just slightly smaller than the frame you have.  Then attach your frame over top of that mirror.  Even if the store bought mirror is a couple inches smaller, I think it would look pretty cool looking.  Paint or stain the two frames to match and it will look like it was meant to be.
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joeanna anthony

I'm would seriously consider an acrylic mirror as I've heard that Acrylic Mirror is very similar to the reflective qualities found in standard glass mirrors and they are less than half the weight of a glass mirrors of the same size.   

houseofblinds's picture

I like Mrs. Peacocks idea of buying a mirror slightly smaller than your frame and then attaching it in the middle. This will save you from a lot of trouble of cutting the mirror or searching the perfect size and shape of the mirror. Good idea Mrs. Peacock. Saves a lot of hassle.

ErinE's picture

Hi David,I would go with the real glass mirror. 3mm should be fine if you mount it to a piece of thin hardboard first (you can get it anywhere--Home Depot etc). Just make sure you use proper mirror adhesive. Then you can mount to frame over that.As for links, I findthis forum restricting. Is it a website link you want to post, or an image?If it's a website, just go to the site and copy the URL address from the browser and paste it into your post.If it's an image, then you just click on the camera icon at the top of the post box then click on 'upload new image'. Then choose a file from your computer and hit 'save'. For some reason, you need to close that window then go back to the camera icon and you image should now be there. Click on the image you want, then make sure you change size from 'thumbnail' to 'max' Hope this helps,Erin

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