About a month ago my friend Em called me asking about remodeling. Her husband was going out of town for the weekend, and she had HUGE plans for the master bed and bath. She was wondering if she could do it all, and she was very hopeful. Since she knew that Justin and I have been doing things like this for almost 8 years now, she was hoping to get an idea of time and cost.
I went over to have a look. While the ideas were fabulous, the time was short. So, I talked her into a few basic changes, for the moment. She is after all, the busy mom of three and had only three days. Instead of the huge design, we talked about painting each room, the vanity, a piece of furniture or two, adding curtains, hanging art, and accessorizing.
One thing she really wanted to do was get rid of the huge double vanity mirror. She was worried though about having to repair the wall. While looking at the mirror I was immediately struck with a genius idea. I asked for a screwdriver and climbed up on her counter top, yeah, we are that good of friends, in my defense, I wasn't wearing shoes… I think, I could be wrong.
Anyway, I unscrewed the little mirror clip at the top of her huge bathroom mirror, and found out that it was not glued to the wall (score definitely no repair). Once I was sure, I had to share my genius idea (that I have now been planning on using for my own similar mirror at home).
If she removed this mirror and glued it to a sheet of OSB approx. $5.00 (cut to size at Home Depot or Lowes) with some builders adhesive approx $4.00 and then wrapped it with some molding approx $1.00 per linear foot, it could be leaned against one of the walls in her huge bedroom.
In essence, for a total of no more that $30 dollars she could have a $300.00+ mirror not unlike these examples: