Friday, April 5, 2013
Room for Improvement: Bath Mirror
We know renovating a home can cost big bucks, but you can save money with simple do-it-yourself updates. Our makeover maestro, Martin Amado, knows this best, so tonight he is showing us a creative way to change the look of a dated bathroom.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement, I'm going to show you an easy do-it-yourself project that will give a plain bathroom mirror like this one lots of personality."
Martin Amado: "Does this remind you of your bathroom? It's a standard mirror with no style. In many cases we can use wood trim to frame the edges for a more decorative look, but today we are doing something a little bit more whimsical."
Martin Amado: "The idea, then, for today's project is to use one of these photo frames without the glass insert -- you can see right here -- and actually float it right above the sink."
Martin Amado: "First we need the back of the frame to be completely smooth, so I'm removing all the staples and the hooks."
Martin Amado: "You can buy these frames in different styles and finishes at any frame shop and even craft stores."
Martin Amado: "One thing I want to point out is that when you hold the frame up against the mirror you always see the reflection of the back, and in this case it doesn't look very finished. An easy solution for that is to paint the back of the frame completely black."
Martin Amado: "Let's clean the mirror before installing it."
Martin Amado: "Perfect! And just like magic, we have a floating frame."
Martin Amado: "Now, we're actually going to have the mirror talk to us by using this wall decal that says, 'You look gorgeous,' and you really do."
Martin Amado: "Center mark, center mark, and we work our way out."
Martin Amado: "For some extra bling, decorative studs."
Martin Amado: "Wow! Loving it."
Martin Amado: "And the last step to make it even more fun is to use these peel-and-stick adhesive frames, creating a collage on this side of the mirror."
Martin Amado: "You can actually install a frame at the same height of each one of your family members."
Martin Amado: "Final touch, and we are done."
Martin Amado: "All right guys, so I know you can do this. I spent less than $60 for materials, and I turned a plain mirror into artwork in the bathroom. I hope it inspires you to do the same. Until next time, I'm Martin Amado for Room for Improvement."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-HOME or 954-962-HOME, or you can e-mail him at email@example.com.