going to make mirror frame/edges out of crown molding or baseboard - dumb idea?
I already hung a rather large mirror in my bathroom and am planning to give it a trim. I'm not necessarily interested in a true frame, I was looking at just putting something around the border.
I found this product that seems like plastic though it may be glass, but it's basically mirror strips you put up over it (with an adhesive). I really didn't like how it looked but it seemed to be the only option.
But then last night I remembered something about just using baseboard or crown molding as a border for a mirror, and that sounds exactly like what would work best for me here.
Does that sound feasible/normal/smart? I guess I'm just thinking that it'd be cheaper and look better than those mirror stick on things. Seems I'd just get a good piece or two of molding or baseboard, cut pieces appropriately with 45 degree angles, chisel out spots for where the mirror's brackets are, and then either use adhesive or finishing nails to put it up (then probably caulk/silicone it if needed). Oh and the trim/baseboard/whatever would be primed/painted same color (perhaps higher sheen) as the rest of the bathroom.
It just sounds too good to be true in my head - cheaper, better looking, comparable ease of install - so I figured I'm likely missing something lol!!