This is the mirror in its cracked state:
I got home, brainstormed a bit, and decided to cover the crack with kitchen backsplash tiles. Genius! I drove to Home Depot with my sister and her roommate (Home Depot is more fun with friends). Let me just take a second right here to tell you that I LOVE the smell of Home Depot. I always have. For years and years I've been saying Yankee Candle should come out with a Home Depot scent. Well, my prayers have been answered because they just came out with a saw dust/wood scented called 2x4! Finally!! (P.S. that idea was all me).
So we're in Home Depot in the backsplash tile aisle (rhyme, score) and I found the most perfect tiles ever.
I also picked up some clear silicone to adhere them to the mirror (had to ask my mom what would work best, this is what she suggested. She made her own kitchen backsplash. Maybe I'll do a post about that in the future--it's awesome).
Got home, glued and glued, and came up with this:
|This picture is the best I could do with my lacking photography skills. It's placed in a weird spot behind the front door, which doesn't get any light when the door is closed! (and if the door is open, I can't take a picture of it! haha)|
These tiles can be put around any mirror border. I chose to only put them on the bottom of the mirror, but you could definitely go the whole way around too. You can obviously add this to a perfectly in tact mirror as well : ) And if your mirror happens to completely shatter, just cover the whole darn thing in beautiful tiles and hang it on your wall! It will look amahzing.
P.S. You want to wait a few hours after gluing the tiles to hang the mirror on the wall to make sure the silicone has time to dry. Also, if your tiles don't fit perfectly (like mine randomly, amazingly did) you'll need a little cutting tool like this one.
This entire project cost just under $13 for the mirror, the tiles and the silicone! Now that's a thrifty DIY if I've ever seen one.
P.S. You can also find this DIY at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Link Party.