Matching a Mirror Frame to Bathroom Hardware

If you want an easy, DIY bathroom makeover, give your bathroom a uniform look by installing an Add A Frame custom mirror frame that matches your hardware. If you want to really update the look of your bathroom, swap out the hardware, too, for a fresh update that requires minimal money and time! Read More

Add A Frame: Double the Options with Regular and Reverse

When you’re looking for the right Add A Frame to enhance your bathroom mirror, you have twice the options because Frame My Mirror offers both regular and reverse configurations.

Light fixtures, medicine cabinets, or other architectural details often overlap bathroom mirrors. What that means is that your choice of Add A Frame may not fit under them because of the profile’s height. In their regular configuration, Add A Frame designs are at their highest on the outside edge. By choosing the reverse configuration, the highest edge is on the inside, and the lower (outer) edge may slide under those obstructions with ease.

Of course, you may simply prefer the look of the reverse style for your bathroom mirror frame. When you order a sample, remember that the frame style can be configured in regular (with the highest edge on the outside) or reverse (with the highest edge on the inside). Your one Add A Frame sample gives you two styles to sample on your bathroom mirror!

Browse Frame My Mirror’s Add A Frame collections and order samples to see how your preferred Add A Frame styles look in both regular and reverse.

Style Trend: Framed Mirrors in New Construction

If you’ve toured any new homes on the market lately, you’ve probably noticed that most of them come with framed mirrors in the bathroom. Mirror frames have become so popular that homebuilders are now including them in their plans. Luckily, Frame My Mirror makes it easy for current homeowners to bring their bathroom style up to date by easily installing an Add A Frame bathroom mirror frame.

Whether you’re putting your house on the market or simply want to keep up with the latest style, Frame My Mirror has a variety of designs, colors and finishes to perfect your bathroom makeover. Just as you would replace outdated carpet, furniture, and appliances, your mirrors might need updating, too. A custom mirror frame gives any bathroom an instant facelift.

Get a quick, inexpensive update to make your home more modern. Whether you simply Add A Frame or do an entire bathroom renovation, Frame My Mirror makes it easy to give your home the latest style without any of the hassle.

Black Edges on Mirrors: Why It Happens and What To Do

If you own a mirror that’s turning black around the edges, then you’re witnessing chemistry in action. Unfortunately, this isn’t a science experiment, but a piece of your home that can be costly to replace.

Mirrors are created when one side of a piece of glass is coated with silver nitrate, transforming it into a mirror. A coat of copper sulfate is applied over the silver nitrate to protect it from damage, then a coat of paint is added to seal the back of the mirror. This prevents the elements from coming in contact with the silver nitrate and copper sulfate coatings.

“Mirror rot” happens when those protective coatings are compromised and the silver nitrate is exposed. Even if your mirror is mounted on the wall, the silver nitrate will begin to react with particles in the air, moisture, or even the products you use for mirror cleaning. The silver nitrate and the copper sulfate oxidize, and the result is black edges on your mirror.

The good news is that black edge doesn’t usually advance further than a couple of inches from the edge of your mirror. The even better news is that the dark edges on your mirror can be easily and economically covered with an Add A Frame from Frame My Mirror. A custom framed mirror will hide the black edge, and you get an instant style update when you add a frame to a wall mirror.

Add A Frame’s mirror frame kits are easy to measure, assemble and install. The black edges hidden underneath your Add A Frame will be our little secret.