See that blue wall reflected in the mirrors up there? You weren’t supposed to see that. We have the paint for the wall opposite the mirrors, and we fully intended to have it all done for this post. But then Dave managed to pull a tendon or something in his hip, an injury that Google tells me is most common in female ballerinas, and the weekend got a lot less productive than we intended.
But behold! Our solution to our giant vanity with awkward sink placement mirror dilemma!
See how the sinks are way over on the ends of the vanity top? This left us with mostly kind of undesirable options for mirror placement. We could center two big mirrors over the sinks and have a big empty wall space in the middle. We could get another HUGE mirror to replace the messed up frameless one we took down, but that would have been really expensive and not really the look we wanted anyway.
So: gallery wall of mirrors!
I’ve been collecting mirrors for this for months. I collected mirrors without ever bothering to actually measure the space we needed to fill, with the consequence that I now have more mirrors than I need. But I’ll either find other places for them or sell them, so not a big deal I guess. Without the burden of actual numbers, my imagination made this wall HUGE….big enough for at least a dozen mirrors, most of them around the size of those two big ones we ended up with.
Then we measured and laid them out on the floor and realized the truth:
So then we hung up the mirrors. I don’t have much to say about that. And now they’re on the wall, and we have bathroom mirrors again at long last, which is kind of nice:
Starting from the left, that mirror with the gold rectangles is from my mom’s shop, as is the fancy, feathery gold one. Those frameless ones are from Target. The octagon and hexagon are thrifted, as is the big black oval one. I was planning to paint the wooden ones gold, but decided at the last minute that some natural wood be nice to break up all the gold and black.
And now, just when we’re finally getting some momentum in the bathroom, we’re going to abandon it to work frantically on our basement. Sorry, bathroom. Savor your new mirrors for awhile.