How to Repair a Broken Mirror Frame
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!)
- Broken frame
- Bondo body filler
- Sand paper
- Painter’s tape
- Spray paint
Here is the mirror BEFORE… great deal for $12, right?
Here is a close up of the damage.
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.
Next I added Bondo body filler, to shape and mold the missing frame.
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.
Next I covered the mirror with newspaper and painter’s tape.
I first decided to prime it because of the dark color and the imperfections.
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.
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 😉
woww! It looks as good as new! Great work Dinah! 🙂
Love it! What color gold did you use? I’ve been trying to find the right color, but I haven’t found a nice spray paint. Thanks!
Hi Sarah Thank you! I used Krylon’s Metallic Bright Gold.
I am looking for a clamp like the one that you used, what are they called please?
Hi there! They are called Bar Clamps.