Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Week 8 Assignment - Back to the Bathroom!

So now that I'm done with my "Kindergarten Homework", I'm ready to get back to work on my Guest Bathroom.  I've decided to concentrate on finishing the functional aspects of the reno before doing the fun stuff, so I'm painting the mirror and storage cabinet this week, as well as doing two more crates like the ones I did for the Master Bath over the toilet.  Why paint the mirror and storage cabinet you ask??  Well, I'll let them speak for themselves...

Let's start with the mirror...I have HATED this mirror ever since we moved in.  To be honest, the mirror itself isn't so bad, but the finish is definitely not my style.  It's kind of bronze with some red stripes and a little silver on top???  Yuck!!  So it's going to get a couple of coats of primer followed by some dark brown spray paint ("Dark Walnut" to be exact) and a little of my silver glaze for some sparkle!  :)  Sure hope it turns out because I really don't want to have to explain to the Hubs that we need a new mirror!
Now for the cabinet...I have also HATED this since we moved in eight years ago but never knew what to do to it to make it better and didn't want to spend money on a new one since I was hoping we'd totally "professionally" remodel the bathroom so it wouldn't be necessary anymore.  Now that I'm tired of waiting for the latter, looks like I'm going to have to get creative!  I'm hoping that with a little paint and a new door pull it might have a little life left in it.  I may even try something I found on Pinterest to liven it up a bit.  What do you think??
This is a picture from a tutorial called "How to Revamp Your Bookshelf" from and I'm kind of digging the idea of using wallpaper on the back to give it some color.  (Just not THAT wallpaper!!)  Now to figure out where to buy wallpaper!  :)  I'm also thinking of replacing the glass with something else but haven't come up with what yet...Any ideas???

I think that's going to keep me pretty busy this week...Wish me luck!!  See you next week!


  1. I like the idea of wall papering the back. Maybe instead of the reeded glass, you could go with a frosted glass. Or, even a colored frosted glass that goes with the wall paper backing. I love Mission Viejo Glass. Their show room is full of inspiration! BTW: Love the blog!

    1. Thanks, Stacey!! I love the frosted glass idea!! In fact, I struck out on the wallpaper but came up with something similar but even better...and I think I can incorporate it into the frosted glass too! I'm definitely not a fan of the reeded glass (had no idea what to call it...just knew it reminded me of a old fashioned pharmacy for some reason...)so I think I'll be off to MV Glass! I've driven by it a bunch of times but I've never been inside. :) Thanks again!