Last Updated on October 25, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
I had a rather productive day yesterday! I made a new framed mirror, installed crown molding, and installed the rest of the chair rail trim. You can see my progress here…
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So part of my day was spent redoing an item on my list that had already been done and crossed off — the mirror. But I’m much happier with version two of the mirror. That oval mirror I had installed was one that I received free for my hallway bathroom remodel back in 2015. But the scale just seemed way off to me, so I decided to make a larger mirror.
I like this one so much better! To my eye, the scale seems much better with the vanity. It’s almost identical to the one I did in the hallway bathroom. You can see the details of that project here…
That mirror is incredibly easy to do. The nutshell version is that I purchased a 24 x 30 beveled bathroom mirror at Home Depot, attached it to the wall with double-sided mirror tape and mirror mastic, and then built the frame around it using 1″ x 4″ lumber on the sides, and creating the header out of a 1″ x 6″ piece of lumber sandwiched between two 1″ x 2″ pieces of lumber. So simple!
It still needs to be wood filled, sanded, caulked and painted, but I’m going to do that when I finish the rest of the trim in the room.
And speaking of the rest of the trim, I finally tackled the project I’ve been dreading — installing the crown molding. I hate installing crown molding, and I almost always have at least one corner with a big gap, but that’s what caulk is for, right?! 😀
And I also installed the rest of the chair rail molding on top and bottom of the tile accent around the room…
So things are coming right along! I still have quite a bit of trim to install — baseboards, base cap, quarter round, and picture frame molding. And I’m so anxious to get the rest of the tile installed so that I can grout it! I’m getting tired of seeing the dark lines between the tiles. I think the white grout makes such a huge difference.
Anyway, I’m not sure how much I’ll actually get done today (if any at all) because Wednesday is the day I usually take off. But I’m feeling pretty motivated, so I might come home after lunch with my family and get busy. We’ll see!
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