Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekend Project

A couple weeks ago, I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a while.  She asked me to teach her how to frame in a bathroom mirror like I did in my guest bathroom.  I told her I hadn't framed in the existing mirror, that I had simply replaced my old mirror with a new one.  But the more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that framing in an old bathroom mirror was, in fact, a project I definitely wanted to try.  I looked up an online tutorial and decided it looked easy enough, so I gave it a go last weekend.  And I figured that as long as I was framing the mirror, I might as well re-finish the cabinetry, too.  You know how much I love honey oak!  
Adam left at 5AM on Thursday morning for a scout training, and wouldn't be returning until Saturday night, so I set a goal to complete the entire project while he was gone.  It seems I often take on fairly major projects when he is gone, and I have discovered that it is a coping mechanism for me, so that I can keep myself busy and not feel too lonely at night after the kids are in bed and I am all alone.  
So without further ado, here is my vanity.
And Adam's.  Before:

Close up of the cabinetry:

And the framed mirror:

If the cabinets look a little familiar, I re-finished them exactly the same as I did the cabinetry in our old master bathroom.  I loved the way it looked there, and decided to replicate it in our new home!

It was a pretty simple three-day project, and I am quite pleased with the end result.  Adam was happily shocked when he came home, too!  I would love to install new lighting fixtures, and I am dying to lay new tile, but that's not in our current budget!  For now, it's at least a nice upgrade to what it was before.  


Kami said...

I am so impressed! Way to go! I have so many little projects like that... I need to take a lesson from you and just do them.

Nichols Family said...

I love your vigor and energy to do the projects. What a woman! They look great!

As Days go by said...

I love what you did to your bathroom mirror and cabinets. You are a capable woman! Okay, I have a weird request.I live in the Littleton area and am in the Columbine Stake. My newly married daughter just moved into your ward (Clarke Farms Ward). She is active in our ward but hasn't transferred her records because she is nervous about attending a new ward alone (her husband is not a member). I thought maybe some sisters from your ward could stop by and visit her and help her feel more comfortable about attending a new ward. She could really use some LDS friends. Let me know if you could help me. You can reach me at my email- so much!!