Barnwood frame as a vanity mirror

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Whitewood furring strips

I was watching the DIY network while my neighbor was over one day, and got a hair up my butt to take the builder grade mirror down from my hall bath. I had just gotten a $50 Lowe's gift card for my birthday, so I decided to do a mini bathroom makeover. I had NO plans and no clue what I wanted in there, but the mirror was down so I needed to get GOIN!

I saw the plan for the Barnwood Frame and altered it to use 1x3s as well as 1x2s, and (obviously) made it bigger. I also built a medicine cabinet from 1x6s.

The biggest issue with this whole thing was cutting the mirror to size. I had never done anything like this, so my medicine cabinet mirror is about 1/8" too small for the frame (hid that by using DUCT TAPE on the inside!).

I still plan on building a vanity and changing out the sink in there, but that has to wait until I have the motivation to redo the floors!

Yeah, me and motivation aren't very close...

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Estimated Time Investment: 
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
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I DON'T REMEMBER! But this paint color is so sexy, I DEFINITELY have to find it!


I like what you have done with the Barnwood Frame, how you turn it into a beautiful mirror. I am not as creative as you, I prefer to search at furniture companies a discount vanity, to put it in the bathroom and complain how hard it was for me to install it. But I want to change that, to take risks because in the end all is worth, I renovate my house in my own way and unique style. :)

Thank you for sharing your interesting ideas with us.I've recently finished my house building and I still have to decorate the bathroom and to buy some stair parts.The idea of creating a medicine cabinet with mirror is great as my bathroom is very little and I have to make space economy.