If you have even a very inexpensive wet saw, you can make a very
creative mirror "frame" using marble or slate. In our mountain
cabin, we had an entry that really needed a nice mirror. At Home
Depot, I purchased a 24 X 36" plate glass mirror (no bevel) and
glued it to the wall of the entry way, using 8d nails into the
drywall beneath the mirror to support it until the glue dried.
The following day, I bought and ripped some slate floor tile that
matched the colors of a fireplace in an adjoining room. I ripped
the 12" slate tiles into 1", 2" and 3" pieces and then began
surrounding the mirror with them, cut to random lengths. I began
with the 1" surrounding the mirror, using Liquid Nails as the
adhesive and straight pins to hold the slate pieces onto the
drywall until the Liquid Nails set. Making sure no seams were the
same, I then moved to the 2" pieces using the same technique,
followed by the 3" ones. That gave me a 6" surround, which looked
No attempt was made to grout any gaps and the slightly rustic look
of the irregular seams was perfect for what I wanted to do.
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