If you guessed huge builder grade mirrors, you are right. Hate those things! With a passion.
Of course, my current home has three of the pesky things. Thus I have contemplated on and off about taking them down and replacing them with a smaller, nicer, mirrors. The problem is Hubby does not see the ugliness of said offenders...he, in fact, thinks they are nice, and can not see the point of spending good money (and effort) to replace them.
This is the downstairs guest bathroom..with its ugly mirror.
Then, I come upon this blog post...(angels singing Hallelujah)...
Katie, at Impatiently Praying for Patience have a whole tutorial on how to frame those bad boys out...and for very little money!
Since she explained it so very well, you can hop on over there to see exactly how it is done.
Of course I had to run to Home Depot for some trim that same day. I dragged Hubby along, because I did not yet realize how truly easy this project is. We just cut and mitred our lengths right there in the store, and paid only for what we used, which was $18.00.
It was already primed, so all I had to do was spray paint them black, apply the glue to the backs and stick! I cannot believe the difference it made!
Uhm, and that is when the "accidental bathroom makeover" happened. I remembered I had some outdoor paint in the garage that a friend was going to throw out after they moved, so I got it out and painted the walls . It is sort of a dark beige, taupe, cappuccino color now.
I replaced the shelve above the toilet with another one, bought earlier from Goodwill and sprayed the little gold lamp with the left over black paint and gave it a different shade, also from an earlier Goodwill shopping spree.
How do you like the plate stand with the wooden bowls? I bought the bowls on vacation in Mozambique. They are hand carved. I thought they were a nice, different touch.
On the opposite wall, I put up a wall paper border from Wal- Mart, that I had bought for a project that never happened. The little shelf thingies , of course, was from Goodwill, as well as the plate rack in the corner.
Everything in this bathroom makeover, ( except for the mirror frame) I already had , and everything happened in one night!
Did you notice I changed out the chrome towel bar with a black one? Yes, I honestly did buy that a while back at a thrift store.
The cute little bench was a garage sale find, and used to be in my daughter's room.
When I wanted to do some touch ups with the paint, I must have either stirred the paint too much, or not enough this time, because there was a huge difference in the paint colors!
I refused to repaint everything, and lucky for me I had this vinyl writing, also bought at Wal-Mart a
while ago. It covered up the blotches perfectly!
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