Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Some barnwood framed mirrors

 Now that was a nice long blogging break!  Where have I been?  I'm not sure; just was having a blogging block in addition to getting a new laptop which I am still learning how to download pictures onto it.  Technology is not my thing!  I have also been super busy transforming a house for a client as well.  Can't wait to show you the before and afters.  I have a few new projects around my house to show you.  We FINALLY have two bathroom mirrors.  I went with my original plan and did barn wood framed mirrors. A friend of mine discouraged me from going with them in the first place, but I know now to listen to my instincts and go with what I love.

Here was the first mirror I chose.  It was a chrome swivel mirror from Home Depot.  It ended up being less than perfect as far as functionality goes.  I liked the look of it, but I wanted something with a little more texture.  My hubby did not want this mirror so he was without a mirror for 1 1/2 years while I decided what I wanted....
 I custom ordered these barnwood frames from this website and then used our old mirror inside the frames.  We got a great price doing it that way.

My hubby scored the old mirror with a glass cutter then snapped it.  It actually made a good clean cut.  The frame was ready with brackets to hold the mirror on the back.

 I love the texture of the old wood on these frames.  It is a great contrast to the shiny black granite on the countertops.
  I love unexpected contrast to make a room more interesting.  These are here to stay!  Our bathroom is almost complete except for the hole in the wall from a water leak, and tiling the shower.  Good thing I am patient!