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Guest Bathroom gets some Love

Hello!

As I sit in Florida (don’t hate me), I thought I would share an update on our guest bathroom.

I posted the progress on the guest bathroom, you can see post here.  I wanted to share another feature we added to the bathroom.

THE MIRROR:

We have 3 bathrooms left with the builder mirror stuck to the wall.  You know the kind, the frameless, blah mirror, that works just fine but does not enhance the room.  Since we were already set with the crown, we used the same tools and framed the mirror.  I did cheat though.

Framed

CHEATER:

The way I cheated was to buy the little corner pieces.  I got them at HD along with all the trim.  The beauty of using the corner pieces is that you do not have to miter your trim.  You use a straight cut!  Simple.  HD will even cut the trim to your desired length.

There are a few ways to attach the trim and we went the most difficult route (go figure).  You know those little “clips” that hold the mirror in place?  We notched the back of our trim to fit over them and glued the trim to the mirror.

Why?

We can remove the mirror from the wall down the road if needed.  It’s pretty doubtful, but it made hubby feel better that we were not committed for life!

Here is our guest bathroom:

Crown

From the hallway

 

TIPS:

We are in the process of finishing the girls bathroom in a similar fashion.  We made a few adjustments.  If you try this simple project, I would suggest painting the back of your trim black.  This will prevent the reflection off the back of the trim. 

I would also encourage you to look at all trim, including door casings.  They have more detail and are typically wider.  We have now used both and I love the door casings.  All materials are MDF and primed.  

Last tip: paint before installing!  You will have touch up but it will save you a lot of time and frustration if you get a good coat on first!

Thanks for stopping!  Share some love by commenting or following along.  Off to enjoy the warmth of Florida!

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