Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Decorative trim on bathroom mirror

Woohoo! The bathroom is done, done, done! I'll never have to brush my teeth in the bathtub or kitchen sink again!

Check out the different projects we've completed in this bathroom:

Stone Effects Spray Paint on Countertops
Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit
Bathroom Demo
Cutting a Quartz Countertop
Putting Up a Tile Backsplash

Our last projects include putting in a new faucet and adding decorative wood trim to the mirror.

I got a steal on this faucet. It was originally $100, was marked down to $49, and then rang up at $29 when I checked out. Plus, I was able to use the 10% military discount at Home Depot so it ended up closer to $26. Totally made my day. I just love this faucet.

We bought decorative wood trim from Lowe's. Each piece was around $14. We measured around the mirror and then cut the pieces to size. They were then stained with three coats of Minwax Gel Stain in Walnut.

When using stain, brush it on, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it off with a clean cloth. You'll also want to add a protectant. We used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax.

To hang the trim around the mirror, my husband had to first add pieces of scrap wood so that the trim would be even with the mirror and so he had something to nail onto.

He then used a Brad Nailer to cleanly get the nails into the wood. If you're hanging a lot of trim (baseboards, molding, etc.) you should definitely invest in one. We had to remove all of the trim in the upstairs because we replaced all of the flooring and repainted everywhere so when it was time to put the trim pieces back on, the Brad nailer made it so much easier!


The total cost for these bathroom projects was approximately $500. A good chuck of that was the quartz countertop which was $310.

I just got a new phone so I had to try out the panoramic shot!
One last before and after shot.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall - who is the fairest of them all?"

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