Friday, February 1, 2013

An Alcove Altered

For the last couple of weeks I've been working on the girls bathroom, all with the help from our most recent kijji purchase, a mitre saw! Ahhh The Mitre Saw. My world has changed. With it the possibilities seem endless.
The girls bathroom is a long and narrow space with an alcove/nook at one end. A couple of weeks ago there wasn't much going on there. Today it's a different story.
Over the years we've taken down every big vanity mirror in the house (don't like them) and put them in the basement - each patiently waiting to be recycled.
One of them was used in 2011 for my Big Wood Ruler Mirror and last week another one was used for the girls bathroom makeover.
This is how is worked...
The mirror that I recycled was 3'x4' and luckily the alcove in the girls bathroom was about the same size.
All I did was...Adhere the mirror to the wall and put up the anchors for the shelves. 
The ladder kept the mirror in place while the glue set. As you can see the original plan was to have three shelves but decided later that it didn't make sense to have a third shelf that the girls couldn't reach. I finished up by trimming the mirror then putting the shelves in place.
It was a bit tricky to get a good shot - it's a small space.
Below is the same big mirror in two different bathrooms - hard to believe. Have I mentioned how much I love my mitre saw?
P.S. As you can see I also did some wainscoting and painting which I'll share more of when the bathroom is completely finished. Stayed tuned...


M said...

Very cool ... move over 'handy-man'. Who knew that a mitre saw would become your new BBF.
(We) are looking forward to seeing the finished room.

ChrisToronto said...

Good job and you've style the shelves nicely. Loo roll never looked so good.

maria smith said...

I love that shelf above the toilet. I think I might have to steal that idea! We are remodeling our home right now. Our green cleaning service is being very gracious about working around us, but I think they'll be very happy when we're done. So will I!

Sue said...

It looks great!!