Hey there! A couple of weeks ago I shared how I updated our hall bath with only paint and accessories. Wellll, I left out two things: a couple of lengths of window casing and some contact paper. Here’s what I’m talking about…
I framed our mirror! You’ve seen this done all over blog-land, I’m sure. Take a builder-grade, frameless mirror, add some molding and badda-boom-badda-bing, you’ve got yourself a custom-looking mirror. I must admit, this was something I thought I’d never tackle myself. I had relegated this to my husband’s to-do list, for sure. But then I came across this idea by Shanty 2 Chic, and I was totally encouraged. So I bought myself this miter box and saw kit from Lowe’s…
…and with a little coaching from my husband, who set me on the right track, I accomplished my first official wood-working project. Very proud moment for me. Now I’ve got the courage to tackle another little project for the bedroom and I’m so excited to share it with you (hopefully) next month. So anyway, can I just brag about my mitered corners? Here’s a closeup.
This project was actually quite simple. Once I had my measurements, I made my cuts using the miter box and saw. Then I painted each piece. I decided just to glue the molding right to the mirror using Liquid Nails, and this worked great; but, it did require me to paint both sides of the molding because the unpainted side reflected in the mirror. Not so pretty. After the pieces were glued on, I caulked and sanded the corners, touched up with some paint, and voila!
Alright, so here’s another little tweak I made to the aforementioned bathroom. The vanity in there is sadly without drawers, which I suspect won’t fly when our girls get to be teenagers. For now, I added an over-the-door shoe organizer (the other half of the one I cut in half for the back of our basement door). This holds their toothpaste, hair bands, barrettes, etc.
I also purchased a headband organizer from The Ultimate Headband Holder. I love this product! It adheres to cabinetry, closet walls, or cabinetry with 3M Command Strips, and holds quite a number of headbands. If you have little girls in your house, you know how these things seem to multiply. I love how this holder keeps them tucked away and off the countertop.
But the vanity was also water-stained and just gross, so I fixed that with some paint and contact paper. Now I don’t cringe whenever I reach in there for extra toilet paper or a washcloth for the girls’ bath time. It’s always amazing to me how such simple things can make me exhale when I fix them. I mean, for years I’ve hated how it looked under there. It took me all of 30 minutes and about $4.99 to make it better…why did I wait so long?
So there you have it. Just a couple of extra tweaks to our hall bath that I hadn’t mentioned in my previous post. I hope you’re inspired to tackle some mitering! Believe me…if I can do it, you can too!