Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Bathroom Redo

So one of my big projects for this summer was to redo our master bathroom. There are no upgrades whatsoever...just factory grade. When we bought the house, we kind of liked the idea of being able to refinish everything at our pace, making it the way we liked, and being able to spend what we wanted.
This was after I painted the bathroom, and decorated it.
We have the big sheet mirror, plain boring ole cabinets with nothing on them, and don't forget.....dum dum dummmm......GLOBE Lighting! Yuck!! I hate those things.
Drab, drab, drab. I had heard of framing the mirror before, but I was just going to get plywood when I came across this tutorial at Show & Tell and I knew I found what I was looking for. She gives you step-by-step directions on how to get your molding up. Base Molding, can you believe it? Base molding is the perfect solution for framing the mirror. It gives it some detail, but is still thin enough and light enough to not knock the whole mirror down. So, I got to work!

So it's hard to take pictures of my bathroom! But it makes it look so fancy! I also sanded and painted the cabinets the same color as I did the molding. I want to add knobs to my cabinets, but I haven't been able to find exactly what I am looking for yet, with a small price tag!
Loove! I did run into a...small...problem (who doesn't?).
When we removed the gross globe lights we found this underneath.
Ahh! Is that up to code? It doesn't look big in this picture but that hole was HUGE! It was bigger than the frame of the new light that I bought. So, what's a girl to do? Well, you get agitated and pitch a small hissyfit in the bathroom by yourself, then politely go ask your BF to PLEASE HELP! Then he, being the handyman he is, comes up with a nice little solution. He cut a thin board and screwed it into the studs so that  it would cover the hole. I then painted the board the same color as the wall. Fixed! Hissyfit over! Thanks BF!
See you can't even see it...barely!
Hopefully soon I will be able to change the faucets. Yay new bathroom!


  1. Hey Jennifer, I found your blog somehow from Jello and Tatertots it linked up to something you made! I love all your crafty projects and even try to do some! Great posts and you explain things easily! I want to do this to the mirror, but I've been scared to do it. Did you use the type of glue suggested from the Show & Tell demo?

  2. I mean from Tatertots and Jello... :) haha!

  3. Yes, I used the Heavy Duty Liquid Nails. It was pretty easy, much easier than I expected. I cut my molding first, then painted it, and glued it on. You have to make sure you don't get it to close to the edge because you don't want to see it in the reflection. The most important thing was to hold it in place until it was dry, about 5 minutes for each piece. Other than that, simple!

  4. that sounds fairly easy! I am hoping to do it soon! Thanks for the tips! so hold it in place for 5 minutes? Got it!