Master Mirrors

Last May when the master bathroom vanity was installed I hung two distinct mirrors on the wall over it: one for me, one for Charlie.

The mirrors were hung over the vanity even before the plumbing was installed almost a year ago.

Mine has always been a little low according to my height.

Charlie’s mirror hung over the top of the backsplash.

When the 10″-tall backsplash was installed recently the mirrors in their original position hung over the backsplash.

The smaller mirror is on what we consider to be “my side”.

It was an easy task to raise the mirrors about 2 inches.  My mirror (the smaller one) just needed to have the hanging wire shortened.

The bottoms screw was the original position. I jest left it in the wall since the mirror will cover.

To match the bottoms of the mirrors at the same level I moved the hanging screw up about 3 inches.

The bottom of the mirrors are at the same height above the backsplash.

Now both mirrors are fully useful to both of us.

We’ve become “bathroom snobs” after using this wonderful space.

We might have to put a curtain of some kind at the window.  Maybe to cover the bottom half.

Where can you make a small but practical tweak?


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 “Master Mirrors”

  1. The bathroom looks good, Jo. I really like the vanity. Yesterday morning I finally got around to washing off three plastic Adirondack chairs and spray painting them to refresh the color. They look much better now.

    1. That’s the perfect spring project, Barbara. I gave the order for something similar yesterday. I hope it gets done without my help. Jo

    1. Thanks, Jessica. One day I might have matching mirrors but not at $300+ each. These were my mother’s and so I’m glad I have a place to use them. Jo

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