Hopefully absense makes the heart grow fonder. Or is that absinth? Both kinda make sense..
Either way, I am back with a renewed sense of vigor. I have some fun stuff planned and stashed away so hopefully you’lll join me for that journey. Oh and I still have to post about Christmas…and New Years…but that can wait a few more days, right? I mean, it is already the 18th…what’s a few more days!
So today we are in the first floor bathroom with an interesting issue…the mirror.
Well, there’s something I forgot to mention…and remembered to crop out….all that forehead. Yeah. That’s what I call it. The space above the mirror that conveniently got cropped out when I revealed this bathroom the first time around. (oh the beauty of the internet).
Here’s a better overview shot of the forehead situation. Yeah. If you squint, you can see that the vanity area is like Christina Ricci…or me. Both of whom have what I affectionately call fiveheads….foreheads so big that they had to be bumped up a nugget.
And the mirror wasn’t helping. It was just accentuating the vast expanse above the browline. So I asked Jer to bring it down…and I would start anew.
Forgive all the crazy colors – this room is the black hole in the back with very little space so it’s hard to capture…much less white balance.
Then I found an old uber-cheap plastic (YUP – Plastic!) mirror at a thrift store that actually belonged above a dresser (see the wood and bolts used to fasten it to the top of the dresser?).
It was listed at $8 and I got it for half off that day (yeah I must budget for home renos and I only shop when I can get a discount…even at thrift stores). So four bones for my fore head 🙂 I give that an a-ok.
We figured out through a little trial and error that we could use the existing bolts to fasten picture hanging wire (tripled up). Since the bolts were bent, we couldn’t remove them…so Jer went with the whole if-you-can’t-beat-em-join-em philosophy. And the wood blocks were attached better to the whole thing than we could attach something new…so in the end it worked.
yeah, our littlest helper was just about to go up for bedtime and gave us the approval to hang the plastic beast after a little quality control checking 🙂
Also – you can see at the bottom we attached some scrap wood blocks…yeah, hot glued those bad boys right on. We did that because when the mirror was hung up on the hooks, it leaned forward a little too much for our liking and the bottom hit the wall. The blocks were sort of like spacers.
And now for the new bigger mirror that actually fills up the space…
Yup…still got a forehead but nothing like the Christian Slater of before. Excuse the dirtiness…just keepin it real.
My favorite part is the little ‘cutouts’ at the top. It’s those kinda details that make a piece really interesting in my book.
Oh and you can see in the reflection that I added a horseshoe to this room above the artwork over the toilet. Maybe that will bring us a little luck in the bedroom if you know what I mean…hubbahubba.
What did I do with the other round mirror? Well, I put it in Will’s room over the new storage toy box. Yeah, all that squareness was getting to me so I thought a dark brown mirror would break things up a little.
Oh and people have been asking me the ‘theme’ of the nursery…yeah…no theme…not really. If I had to pick one, it would be masculine gentlemen boy…with a little refinement and whimsy…and a lot of texture and stuff Will likes…how’s that for a theme? Oh and globes. I’m obsessed with globes right now. so throw that in too.
What do you think? Anybody else with forehead issues? Or switching out mirrors mirrors on the wall for the fairest one of them all? Yeah…my new one might not be the fairest and it might have a paint job in it’s future…but right now it balances things out. It really is the better scale for the space….and Nate Berkus said I have a great sense of scale….just in case you forgot (wink wink)…and because I walk around muttering that to myself when I should be saying “NO WILL DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PEEPEE” for the 704th time 🙂