It has been quite a long time since I wrote about our basement bathroom reno, so I think we need to revisit that. All the work, except the pretty stuff is being done by my amazing father-in-law who gets to work on it when he visits and when we have stuff ready for him (lucky him!). In case you forgot where we left off, let me remind you! The room is painted by my FIL. I refinished a mid century modern credenza to use as the vanity and my FIL installed the sink and plumbing through the credenza.
If you're still with me, let's talk about the next steps. In the first post, we drooled over some inspo pictures together. One thing that I've noticed about a lot of the pictures that I really like, are the mirrors. More specifically, the beautiful round mirrors. I LOVE that look. Our bathroom previously had the standard rectangular mirror mounted to the wall with plastic brackets that the previous owner had put in when he added the basement bathroom. It's fine and is perfectly functional, but now that we're doing things over, I want it to be PRETTY! Let's look at some pretty pictures (yay! eye candy!) before I tell you what I did:
Okay, so I think we all agree that it looks gorgeous, right? Well, round mirrors are hot, BUT, they also come with a pretty hefty price tag...if you're on a budget like me. So, I started looking around, and where can you go for some stylish but cheap stuff? IKEA! So, I looked there, and guess what I found?
So, did I really want to spend a hundred bucks on a new mirror? Not really, BUT, it was better than the ones I saw that were hundredSSSSS of dollars. So, I made a mental note to get one of these next time I was at IKEA. Well, I put that trip off because everyone knows that going to IKEA is a complete time warp and when you leave, the sun has gone down and you're about 2 years older. And it's a good thing that I put it off too, because I found an EVEN BETTER mirror, AND IT WAS CHEAPER! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttt........
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Better size, better style (brass-look frame), and way better price!
So, we have the mirror all ready to go, but we just need to put in a new light fixture before we can mount the mirror. I'll tell you about the light fixture fiasco soon.....
Update: You can get to part 5 to read about that fiasco, by clicking here!
Until next time!