But then I realized, hey...it's my blog and I can write about whatever the heck I want to! Even if I don't have a lovely tutorial or good pictures.
So, here's what went down this weekend.
Ok, going back to the house. How do I let every post get hijacked by the hedgehog?
So I have had several things on my to-do list for a while now. This weekend I decided to get started on framing out the huge mirror that is in our bathroom. We have an older house that we are s.l.o.w.l.y. updating as we get the funds, and it's mostly a DIY adventure. My ongoing theme is "use what you've got". So, in the spirit of using what we already had, we decided that instead of replacing the nasty old mirror that was already up in the bathroom, we would frame it out. And by we, I mean I. The Hubs took one look at that thing and said, "Good Luck!" and left me in the trenches.
Also please notice the lovely pink and gray tile that this particular bathroom is sporting. The other one is mint green. You see what we are working with here? It's fantastic. Eventually we will demo the tile but that's not in the budget right now.
This is the mirror before we did any work to it. Well, actually, this is not a complete before picture. The real before picture would show you that when we moved in, there was a HUGE, ugly, brass mirror frame on here that was actually holding the mirror up on the wall. It was a very heavy ornate thing with built in cup holders and brass roses all over. Pretty to someone I guess, but not our style.
I tried to google a picture of this mirror frame in all of it's glorious ugliness, but since nothing came up, I took the liberty of re-creating it.
When I took these pictures, we had already removed the frame and re-hung the mirror up on the wall.
In order to make a new frame, I headed to Lowe's and got some of this really cheap MDF framing stuff. Don't ask what it's real name is or how much it costs because I have no idea! I also got a miter box and a saw and the little corner pieces so that I wouldn't have to make any angled cuts. Because let's face it, I didn't do so hot in any type of math class, especially geometry.
A couple of hours and some liquid nails later, the mirror was looking good as new! Well, it still looks a little redneck because of the tape holding it in place, but that's gone as of this morning. I just didn't get any after pictures. See why I haven't posted about any of this before now?! No before pictures, and no after pictures. Just some random, middle of the process shots!
But I will say, if you tilt your head to the left and squint a little, it's looking pretty good!
*Also, please keep in mind that this is not a tutorial. If you want to do this the right way or even in a way that ensures the mirror doesn't potentially come crashing down in the middle of the night, please consult a professional. Or at least another blog.