Dress Up a Boring Mirror: Frame It!

Dress Up a Boring Mirror: Frame It!

Amber Byfield
Jun 9, 2011

Chances are, there's one hanging in your house or apartment right now: A large mirror affixed to the wall with unsightly plastic brackets. You don't want to spend the resources/freedom/time to replace the whole mirror, but you don't want to deal with the plain-ness any longer. Here's a green idea: frame it!

Work with what you've got and use some creative framing solutions to transform your space. We came across this idea via the smart folks over at Young House Love. They hosted a giveaway for MirrorMate, which makes frames that stick on top of any large mirror. At MirrorMate, you can find a frame for any taste and have it shipped to you. The company has committed to being as environmentally-conscious as they can, so that's an added green bonus.

Or, if you're feeling crafty, you can create your own customized look. Try your hand at making one, mitered corners and all, and maybe even utilize some materials that might otherwise be overlooked (extra crown moulding, scraps of weathered wood, etc.).

Will this mirror solution be appearing in your home soon?

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(Images: MirrorMate.)

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