Before I start, can we all agree that taking pictures of mirrors in rooms with no natural light is like the hardest thing ever? So don’t judge the awesomeness of the new mirrors by my lacking photography skillz!
This is the last part of the bathroom makeover reveal! If you missed the previous parts you can read them here, here, here, here, and here.
As promised, today we’re talking mirrors. When I bought the house this bathroom featured a lovely (sarcasm) builder-grade mirror and tetanus medicine cabinet (that thing was rusty and gross).
(Yep, that’s me)
So, when we painted the room I ripped out the old medicine cabinet and had my dad replace it with a new one.
(Continue on for “after” pictures)
That was definitely the easy part!
The large (6’ x 3.5’) mirror survived for a few more months…until last Friday night when I decided it needed to come down that very minute. I was on my way to my boyfriend’s house when I decided to tear it down. Umm, big mistake.
Words of Wisdom: Those mirrors are way heavier than they look.
Long story short, I got the mirror down by myself, but I’d definitely recommend 2 people for this task. Like HIGHLY recommend 2 people.
The next day I painted (3 coats!) over the space where the mirror had been. You can still kind of see the outline of the mirror, but that’s a project for another
I found a framed mirror at Bed Bath & Beyond for $39.99. I found a similar mirror at Home Depot for $69.99, so I thought the mirror at BB&B was a pretty good deal (plus they always send out 20%-off coupons). After being indecisive for a day (per usual), I bought the mirror and hung it up.
I didn’t really like the color, so I decided to paint the frame black.
Gray primer, black paint, and a little poly later I had this:
Moment of silence for the builder-grade mirror and tetanus cabinet?
No? OK, without further ado:
*swoon* I wanted to show y’all how awesome it looks with the black vanity, but that’d ruin the final reveal, so you’ll just have to wait for that part.
Double beveled beauty!
Medicine Cabinet – Home Depot $30.60
Mirror – Bed Bath & Beyond
Primer – Wal-Mart $3.24
Spray Paint – Wal-Mart $3.24
Poly – On Hand