Remember my crazy “Plan A” for J & A’s bathroom mirrors?
And remember how, after an entire day of wrestling with branches and sawing little pieces, all I had to show for my day’s work was this?
As seems to be the case quite often lately, it was time to search for a “Plan B”.
Well, my “Plan B” probably isn’t going to seem very exciting or creative. I decided to go with mirrors framed in a stained wood. The trick was that I couldn’t just go to Hobby Lobby or a similar store and pick up three framed mirrors because I needed two smaller mirrors, and one much larger mirror, all framed with the same frame.
So I looked online. I planned to just have the mirrors from the bathroom cut down to size and then framed, but as it turns out, the frames alone would have cost about $505 for something like this…
I can assure you, that was not going to happen! I almost decided that I needed a “Plan C”, but before going that route, I decided to rummage through the moulding department at Home Depot to see if I could come up with an alternative. Turns out they had just what I needed to create some really nice d.i.y. frames, at a fraction of the cost!
So Wednesday, my mom helped me load up the massive mirrors…
…and take them to the glass shop to be cut down to a more reasonable size. While they worked on that, we headed over to Home Depot to buy the moulding. We selected these three…
The main one has this really simple, but very pretty profile.
And then the other two were used to trim out edges.
I don’t have any of them completely finished yet, but here’s a look at one of the smaller ones. It still needs a bit of trim added to the outside edge, and then (obviously) needs to be stained and polyurethaned. And of course, it will be hung on the wall above the new backsplash.
I’m pretty happy with my little d.i.y. frames, and even happier with the price!!
The other sink will have the exact same size frame above it, and then the center area will have a much larger frame.
It’s nice to have a plan…and one that’s actually attainable. Those little branch pieces will definitely make an appearance somewhere. I certainly can’t let all of that work go to waste!! I’ve got a few ideas bouncing around in my head, but if you have a brilliant idea for a unique way in which I can use the little branch pieces, let me know!! If I use your idea, I promise I’ll give you credit.
Hope y’all have a great weekend!
Psstt…This bathroom is finished now! Want to see the completed bathroom makeover? Click here to see the whole before and after.