If you haven’t seen my posts about our master bathroom yet, it’s because, well, there aren’t any. At all. This room has served as 100% function since the day we moved in last year. But I have had my wheels turning with ideas since we planned this space in the building phase. (You can see some of them on my Bathrooms board on Pinterest if you want a sneak peek.)
Back in December, before we even lugged in our first box of belongings, I swept through the house with my camera just to document the completely blank slate that I could do whatever I wanted to with. And changing out builder grade mirrors, I’ve discovered, is one of the easiest ways to amp up the ol’ water closet. We already changed the one in our powder room, and it helped a ton!
Here’s what the master bathroom looked like just last week (except with more clutter than I care to admit on the countertop).
Two months ago, I found the perfect pair of mirrors at Kirkland’s for $19 each! (After I used my coupon and rewards points.) Super steal! And they’re gorgeous! They’re distressed just enough with a weathered driftwood frame but still have a touch of glam with a roughed up silver detail. They’re sold out online right now, but you can find them here.
I think people are going to stop visiting our house because every time my parents or Robert’s parents stop by, we put them to work. Wootcha! (That’s the sound of a cracking whip just so’s ya know.) My always-generous dad helped us out on this one.
We (and by we I mean my dad and Robert) first found the center of the wall underneath each vanity light. Then, measured the mirror frames to decide where to anchor the wall screws. (Forgive the weird lighting since we did this after dark. Sorry y’all.)
It was a lot of measuring and double checking, but these babies didn’t put up a fight thankfully. I really have no idea what Robert is doing in this photo. Is he straining or posing? Quitting his dayjob for a modeling career might be a bad idea. Macho men hang rustic glam mirrors, right? 😉
It was a pretty quick process. Wham bam! Done! My dad checked them with a level and that was it. As for the big builder grade mirror, it isn’t going to waste. We are hanging it in our garage where Robert has his weights and workout gear set up, so he can use it to check his form. So not a total loss. (One of these days, I need to work out too but that’s a whole different story.)
Gotta love my two favorite men and all of the DIY ridiculousness I put them through. 🙂
They’re so level-headed. (Yuk yuk har har.) I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist that one.
There are several more projects to do in this space, but I’m so glad to have done at least something in here now.
Paint would be a great next step. I love white but boy this room is too stark.
See what I mean?
Plain as day for sure. But the great thing about us building a new house and not buying a fixer upper is at least everything is up to date and we don’t have to worry about plumbing or electrical snaffoos.
I really hope this step will get the ball rolling a bit more in here since we have focused so much of our attention on the downstairs. But I figure downstairs is where we spend the most time with guests, so we can’t give our upstairs the love it deserves just yet.
Anyone else banishing their builder grade mirrors? Or neglecting their master space and opting to vamp up other places where entertaining happens most often? Eventually, we need to say the heck with the other rooms and actually do some decorating just for us.
By the way, be sure to enter yesterday’s giveaway for some awesome vintage signage! Can’t wait to at least help someone else’s walls look more decorated than mine. 🙂
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