Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgurl OUTSTANDING way to dress up ANY Mirror w/o an Edge!
I had two HUGE mirrors in my house that were plain and boring. They were also glued up to the walls. Not being ready to take down and replace such a huge spacial area, I stumbled upon this product, when I did a Google Search for "how to frame out a mirror".
The 'kit' looked well thought out and put together. It was also my choice over regular molding, since it was made FOR mirrors.
NOTE: These "slats", must be purchased WITH the corner pieces, and, ANY seam cover plates, that will or may be needed! This is NOT a full "KIT" (other full kits are available, but this particular item, is not a complete kit).
Unfortunately, the colors available, were not what I needed. But, knowing that they were made of vinyl, I decided to paint them with spray paint, that was made for Plastics (Krylon Fusion in Black & White).
I had held off on buying this item for a while until I decided that the time was right to do something with the big ugly mirrors. And, since I had also just painted my vanity, I needed the mirror "Upgrade", now more than ever. I ordered these online, after CAREFULLY measuring each mirror, to determine how many "sets" I would need to cover each side equally. My Master Bathroom, has a 72 inch mirror. This meant that, I had to order, two full sets, just for the top and bottom, (each had to be cut down, to the mirror measurement divided by two). Knowing how much was needed in inches for both mirrors, I knew that, if I ordered the longer sets, (59 inch), that I would have enough to do BOTH mirrors, after cutting down the slats needed for the top and bottom, in the master bath. Remember,,,measure carefully!
Since I was going to paint the slats, I made sure, to cut them first. This step, is the most, complicated part of the install. It is important to follow the directions for measuring, very carefully. The top slats, must be cut down THREE INCHES LESS, than your total measurement, of the mirror top, and again for the bottom. They also tell you to use a razor knife and snap off the end, but, because the plastic is brittle, I chose to use a hacksaw, for a cleaner cut.
Once cut, I did a quick "Faux-Stall", to check for fitment, with the corners, and seam covers, (do not use any double sided tape for this step, you just want to check it, for fit).
**The slats and corners, come with very flimsy double stick tape. I decided to purchase a roll of, 3M Heavy Duty Double Stick Tape, to make sure that the slats would hold up to moisture in a bathroom. The manufacturer also says that it can be installed with Heavy Duty Adhesive, but I really didn't want it THAT permanent.
Once painted, I laid them out on the floor, and placed the double stick tape, at 6 inch intervals. At this point, when ready to hang, a pair of tweezers came in handy in taking off the film from the tape. Then, when doing the install,,,make sure that you place the slat, with the "channel" facing UPWARDS! There is a flat edge and a channel edge, and if you put the flat edge facing up, it shows the tape in the reflection of the mirror! Make sure that the FLAT edge is facing DOWN, and it will look GREAT!
I would definitely give this a "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Rating! If one was to go out and purchase a new mirror (especially ones of the sizes that I had to cover), with an edge that looks as clean as this product, it would have cost a fortune. This product keeps a budget minded person, in their sights, and, I REALLY LIKE THAT!!!
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by savysal100 Love it!
I had to paint the trim as I wanted white and none could be found. I used this before in another house and it transforms a bare mirror. Easy to do! I used liquid nails but it also takes the double sided tape to hold the framing to the mirror until the liquid nails dries. Have recommended it to friends.
September 16, 2014