Last time I updated on the bathroom project it looked like this. Over the last couple weeks I took down the lights, repaired and primed the walls, and put on two coats of sage green paint. You remember what a nightmare that was to find. The list of additional updates gets longer by the day – paint the battered cabinets, install crown molding, perhaps replace the faucets – but for now a light fixture and mirror for each sink takes priority.
After many weeks digging through thrift stores and craigslist I accepted defeat and realized nobody is selling used inexpensive mirrors in matched pairs. Several more weeks scanning the internet and the aisles and I realized something else: there’s no difference between the high-end $200 mirrors and the rest. There aren’t many ways you can upgrade a basic rectangular frame with reflective glass in the middle. Last night I finally went out and picked up the four front-runners for comparison. Once I’ve chosen, three will go back to the store and I’ll buy a twin for the winner.
Each mirror cost less than $30. They are similar but vary slightly in size, material, and molding intricacy. The two on the left come from Target (the brown one would receive a coat of white paint if chosen), the next hails from Lowes, and the right side mirror is a Home Depot item. This had better take fewer tries than the paint.
Please forgive the horrible picture quality. It’s an awkwardly shaped room, the battery tanked, and I had to use the flash. It’s very cave-like in there with the light fixtures missing. You can see where they used to hang over the sinks. And no, the bathroom isn’t normally this messy – the chaos on the counter comes from painting and electrical supplies