Now that the vanity top is installed in the master bathroom I am ready to hang mirrors on the wall above it.
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.
My plan was to use 2 totally different vintage mirrors until I can find matching mirrors that will fit.
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.
I hung the smaller, daintier mirror on my side.
The bottoms of both mirrors are 9 inches from the countertop.
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.
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?
Hanging a towel bar on the side of the master bathroom vanity was more complicated than I expected.
I bought an 18-inch Moen “Icon” chrome bar to match the other fixtures in the bathroom but the space on the side of the vanity would not accommodate it. And with the Moen, since the bar is curved and the ends are notched we could not shorten the bar.
So I stopped by Home Depot (Lowes didn’t have anything appropriate) and bought 2 chrome finish towel bars: one Delta, one Glacier Bay.
We installed the side posts. I marked the spot, placed the bracket, drilled screw holes, and started the screws. Charlie tightened up the 4 screws which were difficult to turn and in a spot where a lefty has an advantage. (I’m also a lefty but use a screw driver predominantly in my right hand.)
Once the brackets were on we measured and marked the metal bar.
Then Charlie hacksawed the bar to size.
It fit well so we tightened the set screws on the bottom of each mounting post.
That this bar doesn’t match isn’t really an issue since it can only be seen from inside the shower.
Charlie was happy to have a place to hang his bath towel.
I have one more Moen “Icon” 18-inch towel bar that needs a spot in the bathroom. Perhaps over the outlet on the right side of the vanity.
We’ve finally cleared up the sinks on the master bedroom floor.
They’ve been lying there for a couple of months. Out of the way but not very convenient.
The Viking came over one evening only having enough time to plumb the underneath of the master sinks.
Charlie and the Viking each took a side and carried the unbelievably heavy marble top with 2 integrated sinks into the bathroom and lifted it onto the vanity which he had installed earlier in the year.
Having the top in place will allow me to get to a few other projects that I didn’t want to tackle until this task was complete.