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Monday, August 29, 2011

Vintage Mirrors for the Master Bathroom

We finally had a moment to look for mirrors for the master bath.   I was really hoping to find something vintage, and had found a few mirrors that I liked, but the scale would be wrong, or there would only be one, or they would be attached to a dresser....  We found a substitute that would work, on clearance, at Lowes, but I wasn't crazy about the quality of the piece.
The frame was plastic, and the glass was thin.  We went ahead a bought two of the Lowes mirrors -- just in case we couldn't find anything better.  Well, that same afternoon, at the Habitat Store, we found two seventies vintage dresser mirrors.
The funny thing is that I had seen them before and thought they would be perfect, but they had been attached to a dresser.  Apparently someone bought the bedroom set, and re-donated the mirrors.  We decided to buy them, bring both styles of mirrors out to the beach house, then decide which we wanted to use.
Well, when we looked at the pieces side by side, we decided quality vintage trumped the newer trendier plastic version.   Of course, the vintage mirrors needed a little work to be wall worthy.....
They had metal bars attached to the back that needed to be removed.
And they needed to be cleaned and sanded....
... and primed.
I decided to try a different kind of primer than I usually use.  It's Zinsser, and so far I am really impressed.  I'll let you know how the finished project turned out, in part two of this post, in a couple of days.

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6 comments:

  1. I love the shape of the vintage mirrors. What a lucky find...can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  2. you made the right choice, i love the vintage mirrors, and the Zinsser, I have used it before with much success, i just don't like the smell of it. I am positive that your mirrors will turn out beautifully!

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  3. I'll be waiting to see how they turn out. We are contemplating (very slowly and very quietly) a renovation of our master bath. I shudder when I think about it for too long.

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  4. Good find. Stopping by from Coastal Cottage Nifty Thrifty Tuesday link party.

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  5. this is fantastic!! i love how the mirrors are different in shape and color! Great touch!

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  6. Wood all the way! :-) Looking forward to see how the suite turns out :-)

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