ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS DIY
June 17, 2019
Hey Guys, Kelly here with CityGirlMeetsFarmboy, and I am so excited to be a guest posting this month on the Handmade Haven Blog with Ashley Basnight. Her creative talent is showcased so well in this space and I love learning from her!
Have you ever looked at your plain vanity mirror and wished it was a little more dressed up? But lack the skill set or tool set to get it done on your own? Well today I am here to share some good news with you.
Recently I was scrolling Instagram and saw a pre-made mirror frame that is customizable to your exact size mirror and could be installed with zero tools. No cutting, staining, or sanding. I was like, what!? I have got to try this! It was called MirrorMate Frames and I looked at their website that very night.
Quickly I realized it was easier than I thought to install. After watching a few videos, I was sold. First, let's take a look at how my mirror looked before my tranformation.
Now, let me show you how simple it would be for you to make the same transformation.
The MirrorMate website is really easy to navigate, just click on the menu button and familiarize yourself with the How It Works tab. The Let’s Measure tab will walk you through the process of getting great measurements. They have a video to watch and a worksheet to print out and use as you measure.
Once your package arrives, make sure to double check the contents. Set it all out and get ready for assembly. Additionally, wash your mirror and let it dry.
The directions are super easy to follow. You will assemble the entire mirror before install. Separate the white braces with a top from the braces without a top.
1. Place the mirror pieces backwards onto a flat area. Make sure to add a firm flat surface under each corner (to keep glue from dripping onto the ground).
2. Use a marker with a similar shade to your frame to color in the raw edges of the frame where they meet.
3. Start with one corner and add glue to the raw insides. Then press in the white brace with a top into upper corner slot. Use a hammer if you need help.
4. Move to each corner and repeat step 3.
5. Then add the white braces without the top into the second hole in each corner.
Your frame is now ready to be installed!
Grab a helper (and a level) to lift and install your frame. The package comes with cardboard corners - assemble these. Have one person lift the frame and place it where you want it. Make sure it is level. Have the other person place the left and right corners into the corners of the frame – this will help guide your install.
Remove the frame and set it down. Gently peel off all the sticker backings. Now you will place the frame back into place – using the cardboard corners as your guide. Press firmly into place.
That is it! Your frame is done!! Wasn’t that the easiest DIY project?
Make sure to check out MirrorMate Frames to snag one of these amazing products!
Thanks for reading guys!
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