DIY Wood Frame Mirror, Farmhouse Industrial Bathroom Mirror


So many of us have large, plain, builder grade mirrors in our bathroom. We created a DIY wood frame mirror as part of our $100 powder room makeover, and it was such an easy way to update a boring mirror on a budget.

I love the brackets that give it a farmhouse industrial style. Plus, making it was really simple since there was no miter saw necessary!

DIY wood frame mirror, Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

We removed the mirror shortly after moving in, then hid it behind our dresser for years. This $100 bathroom makeover was the perfect opportunity to put it to use! The best way to stick to a budget is to use what you already have, right?

I even had L brackets left over from temporarily baby proofing the deck when we moved in. The icing on the cake was finding the perfect piece of wood at the Habitat Restore. In the end, this project was just a few dollars to assemble!

DIY Wood Frame Mirror Supplies:

I sprayed the metal L brackets and screws with flat black spray paint.

Spray paint the brackets before assembling the mirror

Then, we cut wood to size for our mirror frame. Since our mirror is approximately 24″×30″, I cut the pieces about 26″ and 32″.

I gave the frame pieces a couple coats of Minwax early american before assembly.

Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for DIY budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

To assemble the frame, I started with a staple gun. I put the wood pieces good side down and stapled the frame together.

DIY wood frame mirror, Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

This helped keep it stable and straight while I was screwing in the brackets.

DIY wood frame mirror, Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

I really wanted the mirror to be a rectangle instead of a square. We purchased a simple scoring tool to cut the mirror to the right size. After measuring out the line, we clamped a large square ruler to the mirror to create the cut line.

Cutting a sheet mirror with a glass cutting tool, DIY industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

Carefully putting pressure on the mirror, we scored along the cut line. Jason took it out on the deck to snap it. (Of course I forgot pictures!)

I have to be honest, cracking the mirror was nervewracking!

Our old mirror was very thick. While it definitely wasn’t a perfect cut, it was relatively straight. Since we were covering it with the wood frame anyway, it worked great for us!

We taped off the rough edge to prevent any accidental hand slicing before we installed the frame.

Since this was an upcycled sheet mirror and not an old wall mirror. I wasn’t sure how to safely mount any hanging hardware to the back.

Our solution was to mount the mirror to the wall before adding the wood frame. We mounted it like a sheet mirror, but used washers to keep it fairly flush to the wall.

Mounting a sheet mirror flush to the wall, making an industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

Here it is mounted to the wall. Next, we installed the frame.

Making an Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

To install the wood frame, I applied the mirror adhesive in a wavy pattern along the entire back of the frame, leaving a little space from the edge. We positioned it onto the sheet mirror. Jason held it in place a few minutes while I went crazy taping it. I was afraid it would fall off the wall before the glue dried, can you tell??? In hindsight, I’m not really sure that painters tape would help much anyway!

DIY framed mirror with L brackets, Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

But, the adhesive did it’s job perfectly…I really was worried for nothing!

DIY wood frame mirror, Industrial farmhouse bathroom mirror with corner L brackets for a $100 bathroom makeover. We took our 1960s powder room and updated it to farmhouse style with just a $100 budget. Lots of great ideas for budget bathroom decor. #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #bathroomideas #rustic

Here is the finished mirror in our bathroom. This project was lots of fun, and easily finished in one afternoon!

For more budget friendly bathroom ideas, have a look at these DIY open shelves above the toilet, as well as the complete $100 bathroom makeover!

DIY bathroom sheet mirror makeover for a $100 powder room makeover #homediy #budgetdecor #farmhouse #bathroomdecor

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