How to recreate this mosaic mirror frame?

threeapplesMay 23, 2012

I can't find a larger photo that shows the entire mirror, but I really like how this looks. Any ideas how I can copy this? thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: mirror

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texaswild

Google for Mother of Pearl tiles, either make or buy the mirror and mosaic the frame. Very easy to do.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 6:59AM
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loribee2

Oh, I don't think this would be difficult at all. I think the hardest part would be mitering those tiles perfect like that. I'd probably try squaring them instead. If you glue the tiles tightly together, it doesn't even look like you'd need to grout it.

If it were me, I'd start with a sheet of plywood cut to the ultimate size of your mirror (including the tile border). Have a glass shop make a beveled mirror to the size you want. Or if cheaper, find the mirror first then cut the plywood to the size of the mirror plus the border. You want at least 1/2" plywood to be sturdy enough.

Glue the mirror to the center of the plywood, then glue the tiles around it. Just make sure if you do end up grouting it, you tape off the mirror to avoid scratching.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 9:20PM
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