Have you got a flat, lifeless, plate-glass type of mirror like this in your bathroom? Have you ever wondered what it would look like with a nicer framed mirror over your sink instead? Then check out these bathroom mirror makeovers, starting with this one. I think you’ll be amazed by what a difference a new mirror can make!
It instantly upgrades everything, doesn’t it? True, they changed a few other details in the room to make it look more decorated, but the primary, and most noticeable, change is the mirror.
Here’s another example of a bathroom before:
And after, with a frame:
It’s all way too busy for me with the wallpaper and the pattern in the frame, but even I can see that it looks better framed than not. It turns the vanity and mirror into a focal point for the room.
Does anyone have one of these mile-long mirrors in their master bath? I do! Mine is “seamless,” though, and I have no idea how to remove it–and get it downstairs and out the door and to the curb without killing myself (what a way to go–flattened by a mirror!). We removed the smaller ones from our other bathrooms and even they were a challenge. (They weigh more than you’d think.)
First, the bathroom before:
And after, with floating frames over each sink:
I’m not a big fan of the floating frame look, but that’s just my personal preference. It’s an interesting idea to do this instead of paying to frame the entire mile-long mirror, I suppose!
Here’s one more naked mirror, before:
If these makeovers don’t convince you to ditch your plain-jane bathroom mirrors, I don’t know what would. Now I’m even more eager than ever to get rid of mine.
These makeovers were created with a new product called Mirror Mates, which allows you to choose the frame you want for your mirror and easily install it. From what I can tell by watching the How-To video on their website, it looks as easy as sticking them on with adhesive that comes with the frames. Even I could handle that!
The company was started by a woman named Lisa Huntting, who was tired of removing the old mirrors and wanted an easier way to give her bathrooms an updated look.
I thought I was finished decorating my master bath, but the most dominant features, after the spa tub, were those huge, bare mirrors above the vanities. They cried out for frames. But framing them would be way too expensive. And I didn’t even want to think about taking them down (how would I throw them away?) and replacing them! Thus was born MirrorMate™ Frames, the easy way to turn a bare mirror into a work of art.
I just love it when someone takes a problem that they’ve had and finds a solution that can help all of us who are struggling with the same thing.
(I just realized this is starting to sound like a commercial. Mirror Mates is not paying me anything to talk about them, I promise! They could be crap for all I know. Why doesn’t someone try them for us and let us know if they really work? Can I see a show of hands?)
Tomorrow I’m going to show you what a difference a new mirror made in my daughter Lily’s bathroom. You think these bathroom makeovers were dramatic? Hers started out as just a little white box with no storage, a gigantic plate-glass mirror, a hideous brass “Hollywood” light fixture, and a serious case of the blahs. With some paint, some crown molding, some new storage and cheap but colorful accessories–along with a new mirror!–we turned it into a bright and fun space for a little girl.
If You’re Hooked on Before & Afters:
- Lily’s Little Bathroom Makeover
- Crown Molding Magic: Our Family Room Fireplace Makeover
- My Writing Room Makeover