Remember when I said that this last part of the bathroom remodel involed a lot of waiting around for stuff and searching for little odds and ends? Well, this past week a couple of those odds found their end and we got to visit some pretty neat places along the way. First stop, bathroom mirror town.
Remember way back in October when we went searching for a bathroom mirror and lucked out when we got this great frame for $8?
And then remember when I got it home and took this really bad picture of it?
But serioulsy, since them we'd kind of been casually looking for a big piece of old mirror to put in it. Since the sink is working now and we can brush our teeth and wash our face in the bathroom like real people instead of the kitchen we were really starting to need a mirror. A couple of weeks ago my mom suggested we measure the mirror in an old (nasty) medicine cabinet we had removed from the downstairs toilet when we moved in. FYI: We removed it because it smelled so bad it was making the whole downstairs smell. For real. So we measured it and it seemed like it would work. We carefully took the medicine cabinet door apart and removed this amazing and very heavy piece of mirror.
On the back of the mirror was this stamp.
Which would have put this mirror about 10 years or so after our house came on the scene. We were thrilled. Not only did it look like it would fit in the frame but it was also already in our house (Free!) and it was from around the same time that the house was built.
We called a great local company, Bell Mirror and Glass here in Wichita and asked if they would cut mirror.
We took the mirror and the frame down to their shop so they could have a look. They were honestly the friendliest people I've ever dealt with and they even took the time to show us how they were planning to cut the mirror and they told us a little about how old mirrors were made. I dropped it off on a Friday and it was done early Monday morning. The results speak for themselves. I could not be happier with it.
We lost a little of the silvering on the back when we were hanging it (that stuff is fragile!) but I think it gives it even more character than it already has. This picture also gives you a look at part of our second adventure in recent weeks, a trip to an antique store in Ark(ansas) City, Kansas to try and find some chrome cross handles like the ones in our shower for the sink there. We were coming up empty handed all over the place when my mom suggested a day trip to a place called Mylissa's Garden. It did not dissapoint. We took one of the handles from the shower with us and showed it to the woman who works there. She crawled back into a tiny space and pulled out basket after basket of antique faucet handles. After a little searching, we found two that matched perfectly. Success!
I cannot stress to you enough how unbelievable this place was. I could spend days looking through everything. Days, I tell you!
Yes, that's the only aisle and yes, it's only wide enough for one person to go through at a time. Some people would start having a panic attack looking at this but I thought it was the greatest thing ever.
And there you have our beautiful handles to our wierd little sink. $3 each
I'm going to post a video of our sink in action very, very soon I swear!
I also picked up a waste basket for $5 at Mylissa's. I wanted something like this one from High Street Market. This is what I got:
And after a coat of my favorite spray paint ever, Oil Rubbed Bronze...
This was the finished product. I really like it and I really liked the price!
I think that brings everything about up to speed. We still have a couple of accessories here and there and of course, the cabinet which I'm about to go start working on here in a minute. Stay tuned!