Home improvement and Repair #1: Had to work wood into the Bathroom Remodel

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Blog entry by C_Philhower posted 10-05-2012 03:12 AM 1945 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I gutted the bathroom in my house I just couldn’t just hang the mirror on the wall again. Plus I didn’t want to drive the 6 mile round trip to spend $5 on a tube of Mirror adhesive only to use less than a dollars worth on a 24”x30” mirror.

I spent a few hours and cleared out a bunch of scrap pine and leftover pieces of crown molding to cobble together a mirror frame for the mirror I pulled down during demo.

Close Up of Mirror

It doesn’t show in the photo, but I painted with the same semi gloss paint I used on the rest of the trim. While I was sanding between coats, my wife decided that she liked the distressed look better.

Mirror and Sink

Remodel View

I didn’t take many good before pictures but this was a full gut of a 5’x8’ hall bathroom that was 1990’s builder beige with a leaking toilet, cracked fiberglass shower stall, and a cultured marble sink on a crumbling vanity.
The photo isn’t great, but not even a good photo would have made that bathroom look appealing.


-- If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worthy reading, Or do things worth the writing. -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 04:51 AM

Nice job on the reno, the bathroom looks much better with the changes you made!
I just made a bathroom mirror this week and realized one thing… It’s hard to take a picture of a bathroom mirror that you don’t appear in the photo!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 10:45 AM

I like how the molding you used picks up the detail from the sink. Looks like a great job on the reno!

-- Robb

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