You may remember that we took down the giant glass-plate mirror that was in our master bathroom and replaced it with two framed mirrors. (Read about it here.)
Well, improvements are contagious in our house and shortly after the master bathroom upgrade we started sideways glancing at the plain ole builder-grade mirror in the guest bathroom upstairs.
Yep. That’s the one. (Extra credit if you can spot the dirty hand towel. Hey, that’s a Pottery Barn towel I’ve had for 11 YEARS and it’s still holding up great.)
Well, I was only days away from delivering a baby, so my sweet hubs took on this project entirely. He had replaced the light fixture from the original builder’s bulb strip a few months back, but we hadn’t painted yet.
Next, he spackled some dings in the wall.
And THEN came the painful part. Hubs and my dad were in the process of hanging the mirror with the original wire backing that had already held this mirror for several years in other places in the house. Well that wire (thick sturdy stuff) BROKE right in the middle and my hubs’ finger was crushed between the very heavy mirror and the porcelain countertop. (
I didn’t think to take a picture of it at the time. I’ll kindly spare you the photo.) A few x-rays later confirmed his finger was broken.
Undaunted, he painted the wall and hung a new bracket to secure the mirror, not trusting the wire again.
Then he installed a new faucet and….voila!
Do you recognize the mirror? It was originally in the dining room, then moved to our mantel for the holidays. Now it’s spray painted white and fits the bathroom vanity space perfectly.
The faucet upgrade makes a big difference.
I’m a sucker for crisp white linens in a bathroom.
Here’s a last look at Before …
I love using pieces we already have and just moving them around the house to upcycle into other spaces!