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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Easy Peasy Before and After

This one is pretty self explanatory....
I have had this Letter B in my BOYS Bathroom and thought I would change the color....It was black

Now wasn't that easy and fun? YES, SAY YES!!~
Well it does not stop there.  One thing I hate about some of the newer bathrooms is the large builder grade mirrors.  Now you can rip them down, which in turn will cause wall damage, then you have to drywall and paint all over again.  The boys bathroom was the last to have the mirrors not finished with molding. This weekend hubs was OFF and he actually said he would do this project for me. YAY! I love it when I do not have to beg. So here is how it went down.

First we measured the mirror. THen a trip to Home depot to buy the already primed molding. We also bought medallions to go in each corner...for one thing it makes cutting easier, you just do a straight cut.  A quick coat of white spray paint. We USED two sided tape. it was industrial type, and AWESOME! We have used the glue in the past, and not an easy quick dry I might add. The cost of both mirrors was $50.00 total there are TWO mirrors this size. I am so happy to be done with builders mirrors.  You too can do this project, even you gals on your own, it really was that easy. You can acutally cut the wood at Home depot, or Lowes.




Just a reminder this Wedenesday is my Before and After party. Also are any of you gals up for a bad craft party?
Come on I know you have one...IF NOT go ahead and make one. I think it would be fun to share our disasters. Marla and I sure got lots of laughs over our hilarious pumpkins, in fact her husband even got in on the laughter.
Let me know what you think, and I will set it up for next week sometime.
Joining Susan from Between naps on the Porch

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41 Comments:

Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks fantastic Debbie! I love the "B" painted blue! Much more fun than what we did this weekend- we started on the front yard irrigation system!

September 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Deb, it all looks great. We have those darn mirrors, too. We added trim to Brooke's old room bathroom mirror with regular trim. Our bathroom has the beveled mirror frame. I wish I had decorative mirrors instead, but like you said that means replacing sheetrock.

September 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

The mirror looks a whole lot better and finished. I hate those builder mirrors too, would it kill them to add molding? lol

The "B" looks better too; easy rocks!

September 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Love how it turned out. We removed our mirror that looked just like that. Replaced it with a framed his and hers. We have one more to do.. kids bathroom.. I think I will show this to the hub's.

Cute B too.

September 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Deb I did that too only the hard way, hired the handyman who mitered the corners, had to paint myself..black, costly then I see how you did it and geez same effect....better check with you next time for any of my projects!

September 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Menopausal New Mom said...

Yay! comments are working for me! I love what you did with the paint, that "B" is so clever and I love the color you chose. And framing those mirrors makes such an impact! Well done my dear!

September 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I LOVE what you did to that mirror. It's wonderful and the B looks soooo good painted.

September 26, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I like what you did to the "B". I, too, have had issues with the standard mirrors. We've redone one bathroom the hard way. My winter project is removing wallpaper in the second bathroom and then facing that big mirror. You make it sound so easy. I hope it works for me.

September 26, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

This is a project I've been wanting to do for awhile now, too! Turned out great and I love the color change on the "B", too!

September 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I want to add a frame to my bathroom mirrors! Yours turned out great! I love the "B", too! E-Z-B-Z!!

September 26, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

I sooo need to do that!!!! I have those mirrors and I hate them too!!!!! Such an easy fix and inexpensive, oh how I love you Debbie!! =)

September 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Adorable...I love the B in the Boys Bathroom! Also, the mirror looks *so* good with the trim around it....what a difference! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my recent post. *smile*

September 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great! Did you tape them on to the mirror or the wall. I need to do something like that.
Have a great week.

September 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Yes Indeedy Do.. It looks great..
Those mirrors arent easy to do...

Happy fall
Sonny

September 26, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

Your mirror looks great, we need to take the plunge & do that! A bad craft party sounds FUN! I've had plenty, but they were in the days before I had a blog so I don't have photos. I'll have to see what I can find :)

September 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

The mirrors turned out great! (and the B of course)

I will try the double sided tape then, for my master bath.

Thanks for always stopping by and commenting.

September 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

<3 <3 <3!
I wanna do this molding to my baths!
I jealous!
Better get to it, me!
Hugs!

September 26, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have seen this done on TV and it does look awesome!!

September 26, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Oh wow! Hot!! Can I say Super Hot?! I love what you did there! The mirror is a stunner!

September 26, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Love the "B" ... great jog! And, I really LOVE how you framed your mirror! I was going to do the same thing to our master monster mirror; however, I chickened out and took the whole thing down (adding two bronze framed mirrors in its place). You make it look so easy ... wish I had your *skeelz*! And, as far as the "bad craft" party ... I'd have LOTS to share with everyone! LOL Take care, Becca

September 26, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

PS: great joB, not jog ... duh!

September 26, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Hi Debbie! I love the 'B' in your boys' bathroom. It looks great in that new color! And, I have known forever that I need to frame out our bathroom mirrors and seeing yours makes me realize that I just need to get my rear in gear and do it! Thanks for the motivation! :-)
Vanessa

September 26, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, The mmirror looks great, thank you for sharing!
Hugz,
Kim

September 26, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Well, I think I clicked off before my post went through- Cheez...I hate when that happens. Anyway...what I said before was that I have a couple of those mirrors upstairs that I need to do something with. I never seem to have quite enough time to go around to finish all those little projects. Great way to finish off those mirrors and not have to obsess about miter cuts.

In our last house I hung framed mirrors on top of the flat builder's mirrors with a decorative cord (wire) holding them. They looked great.

Have a great Sunday night and I hope this post goes through for me this time...Hugs- Diana

September 26, 2010 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again! :D Thanks for the info. on the tape.

September 26, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
OpenID southerninspirationsblog said...

It all looks great! I really, really would like to add molding to my mirror. Thanks for the hint about the medallions - that would make it easier to install! I need to find me some of that industrial tape you used - can you let me know what it is called and where you found it?

Jennifer

September 26, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

Great projects, my friend! I love how adding the moulding to your bathroom mirror turned out! Looks fabulous!!! Ohhh...and I love the decorative, scrolly letter "B"! It really does look beautiful in it's new blue dress! Hehe! Thanks for sharing your projects and all the "how to's" with us today!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

September 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Awesome projects, Debbie. The mirror frame looks great. I need to do that in our bathrooms too. I like the new color of the "B"...Christine

September 26, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I have been wanting to do this same thing to our bathroom mirrors! Love the idea of the double sided tape :) It looks great!

September 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

Oh I so want to do this to my bathroom mirrors. It looks fantastic. :)

September 26, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

That B is the bomb!! What a transformation!! That mirror is fantastic as well! A craft blunder party sounds fun!

September 26, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Great way to update those mirrors.

September 27, 2010 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How great this mirror looks Debbie and I'm so glad you didn't have to beg the hubs ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

September 27, 2010 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger My name is PJ. said...

Genius! And I love that you showed the steps and gave the source for materials.

September 27, 2010 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I so want to do this. Thanks for the how to do lesson. What about the clip things holding the mirror to the wall. Did they get in the way?

September 27, 2010 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Merrie said...

It looks great! What a fun blogger you are too. I hope I remember the bad craft party. Sounds really entertaining!

September 27, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

QUESTION: Do you use the two sided tape right on the mirror...lining up the edge of the molding with edge of mirror? or is the tape on the wall?? Where do you get the tape, at lowes or HD as well??? THANKS

September 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Deb, Great idea using the two sided tape! I have been planning on adding trim to the guest room mirror. I need to just get busy and do it!
Hugs, Sherry

September 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the B painted blue and your mirror turned out great. We have those mirrors too back home. Just trimmed one out (have to get that post up) and have two to go.

Going to tell Mr. VintageSouthern about the tape. That should be easier. Thanks for sharing,Annette

September 28, 2010 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Oh my goodness! I have enjoyed visiting your blog! You are a painting kind of gal like me! haha! I love love to paint and i'm not afraid to paint anything. LOL Your mirror looks wonderful! Love it! I hope you don't mind me following along and I hope my blog entices you enough to follow along as well.
Have a great evening.
Sandra

September 28, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Bathroom looks great! I really LOVE the B in it's new color!! Btw, thank you so much for the message on my blog ;) I've had a ROUGH week or so now :(

September 29, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

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