Some of the projects that I've done around the house occurred before I started blogging, so there are a few things that I haven't shown you guys yet! I have limited pictures of the "during" process for these guys, so bear with me as I drag you down memory lane ;)
One of the projects was the update that I did to our bathroom medicine cabinet. It wasn't really ugly to begin with...just kinda plain, so I framed it using a piece of $7 molding from the hardware store and glued it right to the mirror with some "liquid nails" adhesive. I held the molding piece in place using painters tape until the liquid nails dried, and then I used a little bit of joint compound on the corner cracks before painting the molding white. I love how it dresses things up! It sure beats going out and buying a new medicine cabinet--those things are expensive.
I really wanted to go with awesomely fancy thick molding, but that would have either cut into the usable mirror space or prevented the door from opening fully, so I ended up using thinner molding--about 1" wide. It's been up there for a good 1.5 yrs now, and I've never had issues with the molding falling off, so I can vouch for the long term durability of this project!
I also used this same type of decorative molding later on to make custom air intake covers for our hallway when I couldn't find any replacement options online. Never under estimate the power of a little molding!
Want some more DIY mirror-molding inspiration? Check out these two projects from A Thoughtful Place and In My Own Style.