As promised, here's a little tutorial on how I created a tile "frame" for my boring builder's grade mirror. This project is cheap, easy, and quick (AKA - "the holy trinity" in my decorating book).
This mirror is in my girls' bathroom. As you can see, this room has been sorely neglected. It's hard to have motivation to decorate a room that is generally covered in blobs of toothpaste. I definitely did not want to spend a lot of money on a new mirror. I considered building a wood frame, but that sounded tricky.
Here's what I started with...not very impressive.
Here's all you need for materials:
First, start separating your tiles from the mesh backing. I did this by cutting the tile into strips and then pulling the tile off of the backing.
Next, take your sealant and add a tiny dot to the back of a tile and stick it right onto the mirror. Be sure to fit your tiles as close together as possible. Continue this step millions of times and you'll be finished. Actually it only took me about 2.5 hours total.
Stay tuned. I've got a couple more projects in store for this sad space.
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