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Monday, January 21, 2013

Dresser Mirror Turned Bathroom Mirror + Half Bath Reveal

We have been working on our half bath lately adding new tile floors and working on a new mirror-light project.

For about a week our bathroom was tore apart and the sink and toilet was sitting in between our kitchen and family room... awesome.
But it is finally complete with new floors, new mirror, and new art work!
 Here is it! 

To start, I will show you the new mirror.

We used to just have a plain oval mirror on the wall, no frame, just a mirror. 
We changed the light fixture before Travis deployed because it was just one of those ugly vanity lights of just bulbs but they didn't center the hole for the light over the mirror when the house was built so when we changed it, the light fixture wasn't centered over the mirror anymore. This was our solution! 
BTW- when I suggested this to Travis, he thought it was crazy. lol

Travis found this dresser mirror at a little thrift store down the road from us for $5.
(He was a little excited to work on it when he brought it home so I didn't have time to get a full before picture!)
It had two crazy points on the top of it above the very side moulding pieces so he cut them off and then gave the whole frame a sanding since it was just a stained wood frame.


 Then we primed and painted the mirror a white gloss.

Once the mirror was complete, it was time to attached the light.
Travis found the center of the top portion of the mirror and drilled some holes.

A large hole in the center for the wires to come through and then a small hole on the top and bottom for the screws to attach the light fixture. 

He then treaded the screws through the mirror.

The screws were a tad too long, so Travis took our Dremel and cut off the ends to make them the proper length.

Then we attached the light to make sure it all fit properly.

Light attached.

Once we made sure the light would be properly secured to the frame, we removed it to place the mirror back into the frame and attached wire to the back of the frame for hanging.

Before we hung the mirror, Travis covered up the light junction box with a cover that he drilled a hole in to pull the wires through.

Then we just took a Gorilla hook and inserted it into the wall and hung the mirror.
We reattached the light properly wiring it up and we were done! 

Now the mirror and light are centered on the sink!

Here is the completed bathroom and new floors.

Entering the bathroom, you see the mirror immediately.
It is quite large but we like it! 

To the right of the sink is the toilet and then my new Vintage Inspired Bird Art is on the wall next to the toilet.

Across from the toilet and next to the doorway, is this shelving unit on the wall. 
It holds our spare towels and extra toilet paper plus it gives a little more space for decorations.
I have a picture frame on the shelf then some shells and drift wood we collected while living in VA.
I have plans for Travis to build me a new shelving unit at some point to replace this one. 

Here is our new tile floor.
We also used this tile in our entry way of the house and it will soon be in the laundry room.
We wanted slate but not the upkeep of slate so this is a porcelain tile that was made to look like slate.

I wanted yellow accents in the bathroom and it took me FOREVER to find a yellow rug! 
I finally found this one at World Market and debating on getting another one for in front of the toilet.

And here is another shot of the new mirror and sink just because I like it! 
I got the towel at World Market as well. 

There wasn't much of a change to the bathrrom but I am so happy that the tile floors are finally down and we have the new mirror up.


allison

10 comments:

  1. You did a fabulous job with this Allison! Looks awesome!

    xx
    Nike O.

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  2. I really like it! Our half bath is almost the exact same! We live in Colorado too, I wonder if it is the same builder? Anyway, how did you get the original mirror off the wall? I want ours to go, but I am afraid it is cemented to the wall, and I will ruin the wall! Maybe if yours wasn't too hard to get off, I can be brave and do mine. Your bathroom looks great!

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  3. Hi Allison, it has been quite awhile since I have visited! Congratulations on your little girl!!! Your bathroom looks great. I love all of the accent colors. I wish there was a World Market closer to where I live. :)

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  4. love how you did this & placed the lamp in that frame! good job!

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  5. Brilliant idea, Allison! The mirror looks fabulous. And I'm pretty much in love with your bathroom rug. Is that weird? Its so cute!!

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  6. Wow, awesome repurposing! It looks fantastic, Allison!

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  7. I love this Allison! It looks so perfect there! What a great redo!!

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  8. This idea has been on my mind for a while and you did a great job, very inspiring, now I really need to do it!

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  9. Fabulous! I have this exact problem in our little bath! Thanks for a great post that confirms my own ideas on how to remedy the problem! Too cute!

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