You guys, I can’t believe I have a middle schooler. I know, I know, I’ve been having a pity party for myself for two weeks. But, I’m finally coming to terms with it. This past week, I helped Handy Boy #1 de-clutter his room and carve out a space for him to do his homework (without being interrupted by his younger brother.) We moved his furniture around and actually had a lot of fun talking and working together.
I also installed a mirror on his door. Although he’s not obsessed with how he looks or dresses yet, I know that time is coming soon. Instead of putting up a cheapy plastic-framed mirror, I worked with MirrorMate to test out their new READYFrame kit. You may remember when I ordered a custom MirrorMate frame for that ugly and naked mirror in my sons’ bathroom. It still looks great today (although I painted it blue for a new look.)
MirrorMate now sells pre-made frames that fit several of the standard sized mirrors you can buy at Lowe’s, IKEA or HomeDepot. I chose the Essex Crosshatch Silver and the tall 16″ x 58″ mirror from Lowe’s.
I didn’t need to purchase any hanging hardware because MirrorMate ships it with your frame.
Want to see how easy it was to hang and dress up the mirror? I’ll give you a hint, it was easy and it looks beautiful!
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- Screwdriver (or drill with phillips head bit)
- Rubber mallet (or hammer)
- Tape measure
- Wet wipe
- Heavy book or weight
- Thumbtack or pin
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton ball or rag
- A helper
Assembling the Frame:
Open up the READYFrame box and remove the frame connectors from the packaging.
Remove the top from the glue and peel off the seal. Poke a thumbtack in the glue bottle to create a hole in the nozzle. Apply glue to the edges of theREADYFrame. Read more