Everything big happens in small steps. That’s the way things go in our house anyways! The BIG thing we would like is for our outdated master bathroom to get a full makeover BUT the reality is that it will happen in small steps until we can afford to gut it if we choose. We are doing things the Dave Ramsey way so right now our budget (everyone should have one!) is focused on paying off debt. In our 3+ years of marriage we have worked hard and paid off credit cards and one student loan and are now working on our last student loan! So there is no big money to redo the bathroom. However, When I found a mirror that could replace our old tri fold medicine cabinet mirror… for only 15 bucks… it was worth it for me! Even if I had to give up a few cups of coffee to make up the difference in our budget! However, I try to include “craftiness and DIY desires” in our budget! We had a budget meeting where we decide what goes in the budget… Ill discuss that in another post! 😀
I found the mirror I used to update our bathroom on a Facebook re-sale group! I LOVE buying from other folks! It is basically a combination of a garage sale and an auction! Two of my favorite things!
We were not fans of the color but I knew that could be fixed with a can of spray paint or two! What mattered was that it was the right size! We had a tall narrow spot on the wall to fill. So after measuring and then buying the mirror it was time to paint! I just set the mirror on top of an old bar stool that could use a coat of paint anyhow… and sprayed away! It took maybe 5 – 10 minutes… I did 2 coats to be sure I covered up the lovely gold.
After painting it was time to put it up in the bathroom! My hope was that the new mirror would cover up the old wallpaper we discovered under our old mirror (don’t worry the counter top is my next project!)… that did not happen…
So thankfully the previous homeowner left us a BIG bucket of paint that was leftover from when they painted the house right before we bought it…..so we busted that out and I got to stirring and painting!
My sweet hubby helped me rewire the back of the mirror so it would hang easier on the 2 screws (with drywall anchors) I put in the wall. I will probably go fill in the old screw holes left by the old mirror…. one day! But for now we are enjoying our new mirror… and not seeing myself from 3 angles when I wake up in the morning in all my half awake wonderfulness is a plus! 🙂
p.s. Don’t worry… that light fixture is on our to do list too! 😉
1 Corinthians 13:12 (NASB) “12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”