My Blue Mirror

Jennifer —  July 16, 2012 — 3 Comments

Lets pick up where we left off in MY bathroom.  I have been telling you about my friend’s neutral bathroom renovation on a budget.  I renovated my guest bathroom on a budget and just a reminder of my progress….It started here:

And here it is from my last post.

I have blogged about my striped walls, my barnlight, my privacy shade, and my cabinet knob change.  Today I am going to share with you how I made this mirror from scratch.  The first mirror was a cool mirror but you had to squat to see your head.  This mirror is now located in my best friend’s entry way:

Hey, my friends and I raid each others garage sale closet.  We were not ashamed to do this for Asa’s room.

The hubs had bought some wood for this project.  (More on this project soon)

Of course he had extra so I cut the wood to size and mitered the ends to form the frame.  I used wood glue and flat L-brackets to attach the wood together.

Now I needed a mirror.  The good thing is that I had one.  When I did my master bathroom renovation I exchanged this mirror for my new medicine cabinet that I built.

I thought about just glueing the mirror to the back with liquid nails.  Even though liquid nails is some serious adhesive, I was worried about it not holding up well.  I was picturing glass everywhere in my guest bathroom.  So I grabbed some thin craft wood and glued/brad nailed it to the back.  (If you have a router you can rout out a place to set your mirror in but I don’t have one)

I glued the mirror in the back with the liquid nails and just for some added security I added some flat brackets.

I caulked the gap between the frame and the mirror.  I cleaned off the excess with a rag.  There was a little excess after the caulk dried but I used a razor and goo gone to get it off.  I taped the mirror up and I painted the frame with a paint sample that I got from Lowes.  The dried caulk got painted and it looks seamless.

I attacched the mirror to the wall with a cleat.  I love these things.  They are so secure plus, the ones you buy at Lowes (and probably Home Depot too) have a small level that sits in the cleat to show you its level.  So easy!  here is the one on the wall:

Here is he one on the mirror.

To get a unique and fun pop of color in my bathroom I spent:

  • wood (free.  It was leftover in my wood pile)
  • paint – $4 Lowes paint sample
  • Flat Brackets – $10
  • Wall Cleat – $7.00
  • Caulk – Free ( I had it)
  • Craft wood – ($5)
  • Mirror – Free (I had it)

Total:  $26 for a large custom mirror!  Here it is in all its glory.

The best part is I can actually see my head when I stand up straight.

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Mine was a busy weekend at work.  The highlight was that I got to

see an old college friend that I had not seen in years.  You should check out her blog hollywoodhousewife.  Yes, she is a hollwood housewife, but she is the oppostie of every stereotype you would assume when you hear the words hollywood housewife.  She is thoughtful, grounded, fun, relevent, young, and strives to be a great wife and mom.  Her roots are in the midwest so its fun to read how that upbringing meshes with living life in a totally different part of the country.    Unlike me, she is a big time blogger so check it out!

Thanks for reading!

Jennifer

 

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3 responses to My Blue Mirror

  1. You are too sweet to mention me here! I just loved seeing you – it felt like I had just seen you last week, that’s how exactly the same you are. (in all the best ways, of course). I hope to stay in touch better now. Much love to you…laura

  2. lauratremaine July 18, 2012 at 1:53 am

    You are too sweet to mention me here! I just loved seeing you – it felt like I had just seen you last week, that’s how exactly the same you are. (in all the best ways, of course). I hope to stay in touch better now. Much love to you…laura

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