Mirror, Mirror – The Sequel – Bigger and Scarier than the Original

As promised, I completed my second mirror makeover – this one in our master bathroom. If you’ll recall, I did the mirror in the kids’ bathroom first, under the assumption that I would be able to work out the kinks, making for a smooth installation in our bathroom.  Ah yes, but as all know, DIY projects like to throw curve balls. I had this project almost completed, with three sides of the frame up without an issue. I just had to wait for the glue to dry on the top piece and install it. Easy Peasy, right?

Shall we do a check for collateral damage?
The busted outlet cover as a result of “the crash”
Yes, the top piece came crashing down. Ironically, I had run downstairs to get some tape to “hold” it since it didn’t seem to be adhering as well as the other pieces had (hindsight, the Liquid Nails was a bit dried out). That’s when I heard it. From upstairs. Ohhhhh craaaaapppp. I rush upstairs to find my top piece of the mirror frame, on the ground. Still in one piece, but it needed to be reglued/recaulked. Thankfully, no one was up there when it happened and no one was hurt, and nothing was seriously damaged (ok, perhaps my ego was hurt, just a smidge). But, these are the things that sometimes happen, right?

So, let’s get to the photos, shall we? Here is the boring before picture:
Not the greatest before, but if you’ve seen one frameless mirror, you’ve seen them all, right?
The much more substantial, and beautifully framed after:
I’m really happy with the end result, despite the mini-trauma in the midst of the project.  I opted for an antique white paint on this mirror, since the countertop isn’t a true white like the one in the kids’ bathroom.  I’m glad I did that, as it definitely works well in this bathroom.
Have a great weekend!

1 Comment

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    August 19, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Its amazing what a difference that one change has made to your bathrooms – great job!

    Thanks for sharing

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