Wait, I forgot I was calling it "Landee De-Lame-ifies Her House 2011." Oh well, you know what I'm talking about.
So my next project after the entry way was our completely vanilla half bath. I jumped to it so quickly because I wasn't even half way through Pride & Prejudice on my iPod....and I wanted to finish it... so I started painting. Plus, once you have your painting clothes on, why not, right?
So here is the before. Told you it was bad. Wave at Landee there in the mirror! I did recently get that cute rug from Target and it helped a little. Before it was just a plain cream-colored rag rug. Bo-ring.
And um, neveryoumind that patch job over there on the wall. I may have bent down and ripped the toilet paper holder right off the wall with my butt. And that may have been about 2 months ago. You can see where I moved the TP. It's much safer over there now.
So I came across this tutorial of how to frame out your blah builder's grade mirror. I knew it would add a little something more to this bathroom which, as you can see, has a giant mirror. When my brother would come to visit he'd take a 2 minute break from playing Fifa Soccer on the Wii with Gty & JBird and use the bathroom. Every time, without fail, he'd come out of the bathroom and say "So, I just watched myself pee again." So yeah, the mirror takes up that whole wall.
Anyway, here is the after.
I think it adds a little something-something, no? I painted the walls a nice green, which I'm very happy with, before putting up the frame. And it really was quite easy. I had to buy a miter box since we have no power tools to speak of (except a power drill) and even that didn't make this project difficult. Liquid nails and I are BFFs now. And I'm fully aware I need to accessorize. That will be an on-going process I'm afraid.
Here is my BEST corner:
And here's my worst:
All in all this probably cost me about $70. I wonder how much a framed mirror of this size would cost...$300+?
PS I'm almost done with building some floating shelves for that big wall over there partially behind the door. I'll post when those are done (because if I don't blog it, it didn't happen, duh). They really only took about 2 hours to build but I need to paint and hang them. I'm sure you won't get a good night's sleep until you see them so I apologize.