Welcome to our master bathroom! I know you’re so excited to be here. ;)
This bathroom, like the rest of our house, has undergone quite a few changes. When we moved in, the room was painted a flat yellowish-orange color, complete with lots of water spots on the walls. Yeah, flat paint in a bathroom is usually not a good idea.
A pin I saw on Pinterest inspired me (you’re shocked, I’m sure) to redo our master bedroom and bath in tones of gray. I ended up painting horizontal stripes on one accent wall in our bedroom using tones of gray that were one shade different from each other. Then, I painted the rest of the bedroom in the lighter shade and the bathroom in the darker shade. Don’t worry, I’ll do a post on the bedroom another day. :)
Anyway, so the bathroom originally had a standard builder-grade mirror and Hollywood lighting. This post was my inspiration for framing the mirror with crown molding!
So, the husband and I went to Home Depot and bought all of the molding we needed. It ended up costing right around $30. Yes, $30! And it made a huge difference. See?
Now. I won’t lie to you. This project ended up being a huge pain to finish. I normally always buy pre-primed molding, but none of the molding we needed for this came primed. And I don’t want to toot my own horn too much, but I am a pretty good spray-painter. But it is really, really tough to spray paint this kind of crown molding!! It has that very intricate design on it and the paint just didn’t go on in the nice, smooth way that I’m used to it going on. But, it’s really not noticeable unless you stare at the molding, so it’s alright. I guess ;)
But yes, a coat of primer and three coats of white spray paint later, it was time to make our cuts. Those weren’t easy either. Fortunately, the way our bathroom is set up we didn’t have to worry about finishing off the sides of the crown. That would have been even harder; and frankly, I don’t even want to think about that right now. Ha!
Then, we had to nail the crown molding piece to the wide, flat molding (go see the post I linked to above if you can’t picture what I mean).
So after all the painting and cutting and nailing was done, it was just a matter of using Liquid Nails to apply the molding to the mirror. I squirted it on and held the pieces in place with blue painter’s tape to make sure they didn’t slide off while it was drying. Then the next morning, it was all done!
*Update: A reader wrote me asking about doing this project in the house she is renting. My answer was that I would personally not make any permanent changes to a rental house unless I had the owner’s express permission. You could possibly try to find a much-less permanent adhesive (Liquid Nails is very permanent) so that you could remove the molding when you move out. But, I would be very cautious to make sure you found one that would not leave any residue when you remove it.
Here are some more shots:
In this picture, you can see the other Pinterest-inspired project I did in our bathroom. I just mounted a Dollar Store towel rail to the wall, and hung my Dollar Tree basket with some curtain clips. Now it holds Q-tips and cotton balls and keeps them off the counter. You can also see one of the last remaining light switch covers that I had painted ORB that I told you about in this post. See what I mean about it attracting a little too much attention to itself? We can’t have that, now can we? ;)
Here’s the basket-holder-thing close up:
And here’s the other side of the vanity:
In that picture you can see my jewelry organization method. I got the black holder from Claire’s a couple of years ago. Then, I just screwed some miscellaneous hooks I had that weren’t being used into the wall and they work great for organizing my bracelets. See?:
Not too shabby!
So that’s our master bathroom! There are quite a few things I’d like to change in here, starting with that counter top. And those sinks. And the cabinets. Or maybe I will just replace the whole vanity one day. :) But for now, I’m pretty content with it, especially with the addition of that white frame!
If you have any questions for me or want some further details on the how-tos of this mirror, please ask away! I’d love to hear from you :)
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