We have a small problem. Our master bathroom is complete apart from 2 small details. Detail #1 – we need to stain/seal the vanity. Detail number #2 – we don’t have a mirror for behind the vanity.
We thought we had a mirror (twice) but it turns out neither option worked out.
Option 1 was a recessed mirror by Kohler that was oval and a beveled edge. Recessed means we’d have to cut into the wall to insert it and of course we couldn’t do that because of the type of faucet we chose and the piping/plumbing it required. What we picked up looked a lot like this.
Option 2 was using a mirror we already owned. We already used the legs from our old dining table for the actually vanity, so why not repurpose or upcycle the mirror that hung above the old dining table? It the same color as our bathroom floors and it’s free. Turns out the mirror is just a smidge too big. Poop!
After our two failed options, we decided to spend Saturday looking at mirrors. We hit up Lowe’s, Home Depot, Ross and Ikea. Usually we find things we like and can’t afford but this time we could find a mirror we like and would fit above the sink. The ones at Lowe’s and Home Depot that would fit just didn’t go with the style of our bathroom. If we were doing a French Country style bathroom, I’d know where to go.
We feel like we’ve exhausted our brick and mortar store options and are now looking to the internet for help and design options. I think part of our problem is that we’re not sure what we want, just what we don’t.
One thing we hope our future mirror has is storage. We’ll have a little storage under the sink if we even get some thick glass cut for a shelf, but we can’t have a true medicine cabinet.
I like this. It’s got some storage, clean lines and minimal metal (I’ll explain later) but I can’t figure out where to get it and how much it costs. The post I found it on directs me to Ebay but not to a specific seller. **sigh**
This too would be a winner but again, no idea where to get it or how much it is. **sigh** **sigh**
This mirror isn’t even a contender, but I thought I’d share. I could see Micah getting distracted by a basketball game and cutting himself. I think it would be a little creepy, like someone was watching you.
This one is OK and it could be replicated pretty easily. I’m sure we could find a small beveled mirror and a glass shelf and mounting hardware at Lowe’s. I’m not entirely sold on this though.
This one is also OK. I don’t LOVE it but I don’t hate it. The price is right at $120 plus free shipping but my big concern is the finish. The fixtures in our bathroom have a chrome finish and this doesn’t. There are a few different finishes but none of them look like the chrome finish. Oh well…
I kind of like this one because it’s got character, a little storage and the price is right at $84 but of course it’s a little too long for our wall space. Darn!
I actually really like this mirror but I’d be concerned about the wood matching the color of the floors. I also don’t know where I’d find just the mirror. This particular mirror only comes in the a set with the vanity and the shelves. Maybe we can buy a simple mirror like this and use some of our flooring scraps to make the shelf. Maybe…
So what do you think. Which style would you go with? Are there any others you’d suggest?
p.s. If you know where to get either of the first mirror inspirations, let us know!