15th Nov2013


How to Repair a Broken Mirror Frame

by Dinah Wulf
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Five months ago I got an amazing deal on two mirrors at Home Goods.  They were in the clearance section because they were damaged.  One frame retailed for $120 and I got it for $8 and the other retailed for $80 and I got it for $12. I made over the former into a two toned metallic mirror that I hang in my stairway. The latter, was little bit harder, hence me procrastinating doing this project!  I kinda-sorta figured it out. I say “kinda-sorta” because it’s not perfect by any means!  So without further ado, here is how to repair a broken mirror frame (more or less…ha!)

Materials:

  • Broken frame
  • Glue
  • Clamp
  • Bondo body filler
  • Sand paper
  • Newspaper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Primer
  • Spray paint

Here is the mirror BEFORE… great deal for $12, right?

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Here is a close up of the damage.

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I used a clamp to hold it together and put some glue in the damaged area in hopes it would help hold it together.  I let it dry completely.

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Next I added Bondo body filler, to shape and mold the missing frame.

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Once it is dry, use sand paper to sand it down and shape it.  This was the hardest part.  Mine isn’t perfect, but it looks much better.

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Next I covered the mirror with newspaper and painter’s tape.

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I first decided to prime it because of the dark color and the imperfections.

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Lastly, after about a half hour of drying time I spray painted it gold.  I used about three coats allowing five minutes to dry in between coats.

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Much better! Here are a couple AFTER photos. I think I’m going to hang it in my master bedroom… but the light is better in here for a photo 😉

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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