Mirror, Mirror

Now that the vanity top is installed in the master bathroom I am ready to hang mirrors on the wall above it.

The window wall in the master bathroom needs mirrors.
The window wall in the master bathroom needs mirrors.

Mirrors to fit these skinny spaces are hard to find, especially at a reasonable price. I would love this Beaudry mirror from Ballard Designs but it is too wide and costs way more than I would want to spend, especially for 2.

There's not much space between the window and the wall so the mirror needs to be narrow and tall.
There’s not much space between the window and the wall so the mirror needs to be narrow and tall.

My plan was to use 2 totally different vintage mirrors until I can find matching mirrors that will fit.

Both mirrors are hung the same distance from the countertop.
Neither mirror is actually over the sink.

I hung the larger of the two in the smaller space because this is Charlie’s side of the vanity. As I’ve said before he is left-handed and so the wall on the right-hand side will not impinge his maneuverings.

My mirror is approximately 9' by 18" inches.
My mirror is approximately 9′ by 18″ inches.

I hung the smaller, daintier mirror on my side.

Both mirrors are the same distance off the countertop.
Both mirrors are the same distance off the countertop.

The bottoms of both mirrors are 9 inches from the countertop.

Can't wait to hang this lighting fixture (times 2) in the master bathroom.
Can’t wait to hang this lighting fixture (times 2) in the master bathroom.

I think they could be a little higher on the wall but first I want to hang the lighting fixtures and get a backsplash tiled behind the vanity.

My mirror is centered between the window trim and the edge of the countertop.
My mirror is centered between the window trim and the edge of the countertop.

In the meanwhile these vintage mirrors will reflect just fine.

Do you make do until you find just the perfect thing? At a good price?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Mirror, Mirror”

  1. this makes me want to go check out the flea market near our house and see what i can find. love your mirror – love the top – so sweet! i never go to flea markets because there’s too many people but i need to go soon!

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