19 Apr 2013

Dresser Mirror Turned Wall Mirror

Ok, enough about all the crap-tastic stuff that's been happening in our lives....let's get back to the teeny tiny bathroom in the basement, shall we?

The space is fairly dark, and on top of BEING small, it also FELT small.  In an attempt to add some lightness to the space, I decided to hang a mirror above the toilet.

Dresser mirror on the wall

Recognize it?  

Maybe this will jog your memory....

Refinished Aqua Dresser

Yes, it's the mirror from Fin's dresser.  It's like killing 2 birds with one stone....but since that's not a nice image....it's like killing 2 rooms with one dresser.  Booyah!

All I had to do was remove the supports that attached it to the back of the dresser and screw in a couple of picture hanging thingies (I have no idea what their technical name is).


Then we just hung it on the wall.  Of course, hanging it level was the hardest part of this whole project!  We didn't use anchors since there were two hooks and the mirror wasn't too heavy (rebels!).

Hang a dresser mirror on the wall!  www.aswellplacetodwell.com

I know it's not really traditional to hang a dresser mirror on the wall, but I really like the shape of it and the colour that the teal brings to the space.   The teal colour is Sweet Rhapsody by Behr.

Mirrors in the bathroom.  www.aswellplacetodwell.com

I am sort of obsessed with seeing mirrors in mirrors.  Reminds me of a fun house.  Strange for a bathroom?  Maybe....

I am still undecided on that dark broze mirror, but am leaning towards making it white.  I did think about switching the mirrors out and putting this teal one above the sink, but it didn't fit between the sink and the vanity light.

Basement bathroom with mirrors and antique windows.  www.aswellplacetodwell.com

I found a rug, a soap holder and a towel hook over the past few weeks, so this space is sort of starting to feel a little more finished.  I also plan to attack some accessories with a can of spray paint over the next couple of days to fill that awkward space beside the toilet.  If all goes well there will be more bathroom posts next week.

So tell me....would you hang a dresser mirror on the wall?

p.s. If you are looking for another project to do with a dresser mirror check out the one that I turned into a giant chalkboard

p.p.s.  I recently took the plunge and joined an ad network (other than Google).  I am still playing around with a few formatting things, but you will notice a few new ads around here.  I plan on writing a whole post on monetizing my blog, but since it might take me a while to write it, I wanted to be totally up front with you about the ads now.  Yes, I do make a bit of money (like a Starbucks a month...) off of the ads.  I hope that my content still prevails and that you don't find the ads too obtrusive.  If you do please let me know as I am open to suggestions of how to make them less obtrusive!


17 comments:

  1. I love it! I kind of have an obsession with mirrors though.

    But I think this is a FAB idea. Mirrors are a great way to lighten up a space. I am loving that vertical subway tile too.

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    1. Thanks so much Erica. I love it too :) And I can't agree with you more....mirrors can instantly lighten up a space...especially this small bathroom with zero natural light. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I totally recognized the mirror. Love that blue color against the darker grey. I'm focusing on my front entryway right now, but our powder room and laundry are just off it, so those will be getting a tweak too. Love that subway tile idea!

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  3. I love mirrors too! The color of that mirror is beautiful!

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  4. I think the mirror is so different and fun...it totally adds interest! I just recently pinned a large bathroom mirror with two mirrors mounted on top or in front of it, so obviously...i.like.mirrors.too. ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

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    1. Thanks Jesse. I think I have a few images like that pinned too. Like keeping a builder basic mirror and then putting a framed mirror on top of it. I really like that idea.

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  5. Love the color! it's an unexpected pop!

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  6. I like that unusual shape & the pop of color. Have you tried hanging it upside down?

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    1. No...hanging it upside down never occurred to me....but, now that you say it, I think it would look interesting. Sort of draw your eye down the wall. Cool, thanks for the idea.

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  7. I have done this too Kelly! I have a little dresser in our downstairs bath being used as a vanity and I removed the mirror from it and it now hangs in our LR. I love mirrors everywhere! It's almost like immediately adding more natural light. Your new/old mirror looks lovely in its new home and is such a pretty shape! Great job thinking outside the box!

    -Lane

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    1. Lane - so glad i am not the only one. I think my husband thought I was a bit crazy, but I told him it was fine. I appreciate the comment. have a great weekend!

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  8. I love the idea or repurposing the old dresser mirror...and the color is fabu! Have you thought of adding a piece of wood (in the same color) to the bottom as a little shelf? Maybe for candles or little soaps.

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    1. Thank you! No, I hadn't thought of adding a ledge, but it's a good idea....as long as it could be removed down the road since I do intend to add the mirror back onto the dresser at some point. I'll have to keep that in mind if the room feels a little unfinished once I get everything in it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. So wonderful how you found beauty in the untraditional... always refreshing to see unique design! I am currently in love with aqua myself... had a tough time choosing between Sweet Rhapsody & Aqua Bay on my last project, hehe! So fun! Happy DIY'ing to you, Kelly! :D

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    1. Thank you! I am definitely going through an aqua phase...maybe it's spring? It feels fresh. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  10. Great idea, Kelly! I love the color too! I really like the comment above about adding a ledge. I think it would be so cute to have a place to add small accessories.

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