Master Mirror Make-over.

Lu Ann Hughes
by Lu Ann Hughes
3 Materials
3 Weeks
I disliked the large dated builder grade mirror (8 feet long). I am a single gal so the thought of trying to take it down was not an option. I also wanted to remove the mirrored medicine cabinets on either side of the big mirror. Here is the before photo.
Next I took out the medicine cabinets, insulated the left side that was on an outside wall as there was none. I covered the space with bead board, trimmed it out and painted it the same as the walls. The toilet room to the right has been redone with bead board wainscoting.
I brought in the wood medicine cabinet that I purchased at Lowe's for $79 and set it up on chimney bricks so I could anchor it to the wall at the right height. I used "L" brackets and bolts with washer nuts.
Then I framed out the mirror on either side of the cabinet with 1/4"x4" cedar boards and glued it to the mirror with Loctite Go2Glue, and sealed the wood with satin polyurethane.
I found wrought iron candle sconces on Amazon and towel bars at Lowe's that hang on the lip of the cabinet. I painted the lower vanity with Behr Marquee with "Havanna Coffee", semi-gloss.
I love it ~ don't you??
Suggested materials:
  • Medicine cabinet $79, towel bars.   (Lowe's)
  • Candle sconces.   (Amazon)
  • Cedar boards that I had.   (Up in my rafters of the garage.)
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  • Michelle Michelle on Jan 14, 2019

    How did you get the wood to sit flat on the mirror with the slightly raised hooks that anchor it to the wall?

  • Sammy Sammy on Oct 05, 2019

    Thank you for sharing this I was trying to figure out how to put a cabinet over the mirror in the space between my two sinks, but how did you cover the mirror under the cabinet?

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  • Carol Fisher Carol Fisher on Jun 27, 2018

    I'm hoping to do the same thing! I LOVE how you disguised that basic mirror that everybody hates. But I have to get a new counter top with two sinks, not one in the middle.

  • Lu Ann Hughes Lu Ann Hughes on Jan 14, 2019

    I have two sinks. The cabinet sits in the middle.