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Today, I’m Pondering Bathroom Mirrors

You see, I need three mirrors for J & A’s bathroom, and I won’t be putting those massive mirrors back up.

I’d like something interesting, something natural, something diy-able, and perhaps something to tie in with the new door and drawer pulls.

So I googled and searched, and searched and googled some more. I found frames like this…

via Moose R Us  (lol!!)

…and while the workmanship on that frame is really something quite special, the log-cabin-in-the-woods look is really not what I had in mind.

And then there were frames like this…



via Moose R Us

If I take away all of the little random twiggy parts, I’m left with a simple, yet natural, frame.  That’s nice, but I’m still not quite sure if it’s the inspiration I’m looking for.
But then I found this…

Now that is definitely more like it!  It also seems more practical for a bathroom, since the wood pieces form a flat frame and the areas between them are filled in with…well…with something.  A flat frame would definitely be easier to clean, and easy to clean is important in a bathroom.

This framed mirror was once available through West Elm, but it looks like they don’t carry it anymore. It doesn’t matter. As I would need custom sizes, I’d have to make them myself anyway.

The thought seems a tad bit overwhelming.  Three large mirrors.  A billion little pieces of cut branches.  What do you think?  Should I go for it?

Or perhaps you’ve seen some nice mirrors with natural-type frames?  If so, feel free to leave a link!!

Psstt…Want to see what mirrors I ended up using?  Want to see the completed bathroom makeover?  Click here to see the whole before and after.



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    Kelly
    October 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Similar to my bathroom wall 'art' that I made with scraps of 4×4 lumber. Here's that link: http://diy-my-home.com/2010/09/cheap-wood-wall-art/

    But you could use 2x2s or round dowels of different sizes or branches?! 🙂 You could even just glue them straight onto a mirror and leave them unfilled. Go for it!

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    Tatiana
    October 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I love wood exposed like that. Love the idea for a mirror. I'm excited to see you pull this off just like you do any other project.

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    Beasley & Henley
    October 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I love how the everything flows naturally from the mirror to the branches for handles — very creative! Thanks for sharing. Good luck to all other decorating ventures!

    Beasley & Henley
    http://www.beasleyandhenley.com

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    Beasley & Henley
    October 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I love how the everything flows naturally from the mirror to the branches for handles — very creative! Thanks for sharing. Good luck to all other decorating ventures!

    Beasley & Henley
    http://www.beasleyandhenley.com

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    Kim - A Creative Spirit
    October 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I know you CAN do it, but that really is a BIG undertaking.

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    ESE
    October 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    What if you used wine corks?? Maybe you wouldn't have to cut them down like you would with branches and it would still have that woody texture you're trying to incorporate? Just a thought! But I love the direction you're going in! Can't wait to see the end result! I love your blog and your work! Keep up the amazing work!

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    Beasley & Henley
    April 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I love how the everything flows naturally from the mirror to the branches for handles — very creative! Thanks for sharing. Good luck to all other decorating ventures!

    Beasley & Henley
    http://www.beasleyandhenley.com

  • Reply To This Comment ↓
    Beasley & Henley
    April 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    What a fantastic idea. I love how the everything flows naturally from the mirror to the branches for handles — very creative! Thanks for sharing. Good luck to all other decorating ventures!

    Beasley & Henley
    http://www.beasleyandhenley.com

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