Take a look at the frame we made for the mirror to go in this bathroom. I had the old standard flat, plain mirror on the wall before and could have put it back up, but it just did not look right to me. We used the left over wood (which was barely enough) to make the frame for the new mirror.
This was the same process in making this frame as was for the vanity. You can see once the polyurethane was applied, how red the wood turned. I put 3 coats of poly on this wooden frame and had the mirror cut to fit and set in the new frame.
Here is the mirror after Steve and Matt installed it on the wall last Sunday. What do you think? Please ignore the brush and hair clip on the vanity in this photo...only explanation I have is that it was an essential tool in the installation of the mirror....had to make sure this looked good for brushing my hair...essential tool, I swear!
Now, remember when I said to wait until you saw the mirror with the cabinet? I think they compliment each other rather well. Not matchy-matchy but a nice compliment.
Here is another look. For the life of me, I can not get the coloring on the walls to turn out right in these photos. The wall coloring is a deep tan color and the paint color looks really washed out in these photos. I am determined to get the coloring right in at least one picture before my last post about this project so you can see the true colors.
Here is another close-up of the cabinet with the mirror in the background.
I know the new bathroom look really has a lot of masculine touches. In most people's eyes rustic does indeed equate masculine. I have a few ideas up my sleeve to soften and hopefully add a few feminine touches in this room. Notice the light fixture. Rustic design for the most part.....
.....But just how rustic can it be with these cute little crystals accenting the iron in the fixture? I looked and looked for the right lighting in this room, and when I saw this one, I knew it was the right one. I love the iron feel to the whole light piece, and the little crystals are a nice unexpected touch...and yes, they are really crystal not plastic. And this was on sale and discounted.
Light Fixture: $34.79 discounted & sale price- huge savings
Purchased from Lowe's Home Improvement Store.
Taa-Daa.... here is the mirror with the vanity. See those very unique faucet handles..they are still one of my favorite elements I found for this bathroom.....I just love how they look like little water well pumps. So cute.
I think the mirror turned out great. Looks very nice with the vanity and very custom made....even if the custom made was right out of my own back yard. See the little screws in the leg of the vanity....those are about to disappear.....I will show you what I am going to do to get rid of those screw heads soon.....promise.