I Need Help With This Bathroom

 

There isn't a window in here, so it's hard to get a photo with so little light. So sorry for the glare from the new lights.


First off, I forgot to get a close-up, but the edge just below the counter top shows the brown of the wood underneath. Guess I'll have to touch it up with paint after taping off the counter top. 

He didn't set it back far enough. It should have come forward a bit to hide that wood. Too late now. Already firmly glued down.

Yes, the toilet was always very close to the vanity here. You knock your elbow a lot.


Now here's where it starts to get ugly. Remember the floor/wall or whatever was not level. So the new vanity set askew from the wall. Everything was just off balance.

He applied mud twice to the wall to help fill up that space. But that still left a big space between the wall and the very front of the vanity, that narrowed as it got to the back.

I couldn't leave it like that. First it looked ridiculous. Second, water would have gone off the side and damaged the wall.

He couldn't seem to come up with a solution after that, so I said let's put some wood pieces there to reach to the wall. 

So I went and got wood and this is what he did.


Then there's this large hole. Which means I don't have much surface space to put things. It was there that water went into the drawer below because he didn't connect the pea trap fittings. Or something like that.

What can I put in the spaces around where plumbing goes into the wall? That's another spot for mice to come in.


See how the tile got broken at the bottom. Then part of the reason for the piece of wood was to fill in that spot where there was no more tile going to the wall like before.

Only thing I know to do is to paint the wood. Either white or the color I painted the walls. 

Suggestions?


Then there's at least an inch here if you look between the toilet and the back of the vanity. Guess I'll have to get some wood and nail it to the wall.

So there you have my problems to be solved.

Here are my thoughts: I took the mirror from my bedroom where it was above my bed. I've considered spray painting the brown red. But not sure if that's a good idea or not. 

I guess I will put a small painting above the toilet, because there really isn't room for much else, like storage.

All suggestions appreciated.


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  1. I like the mirror as is. I think it adds warmth in that color. Stick brillo pads in that area of piping where you fear the mice will get in. A piece of trim along the vanity against wall that still has inch space up the side. Paint all the wood the same color as your vanity. Nice job in a small space!

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    1. Do you think the large mirror is too big in that space? Should I look for a white or silver one that isn't as wide?

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    2. No, I'm all for a big accent piece like this - it actually makes the room appear bigger. I like the dark wood finish, I wouldn't change it. But that's me.

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    3. That mirror is neat.. I would paint it white though, or off white, to open up the space more.

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  2. I would put steel wool in the spaces around the pipes, make sure it is good and tight that will keep mice out. In the big cutout area on the floor of the cabinet you could get one piece or two of wood cut to the size it is and put it on top of the hole and then you could set things on top of it for storage. In the caulking area of Lowe's or Home Depot sometimes you can find something called bathtub sealer - it is like a roll of tape that sticks down around the tub - here is a link so you can see what it looks like --https://www.lowes.com/pd/Magic-Showers-Caulk-Strip/50198053?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-FashionFixtures-_-BathStorage-_-50198053:Magic&CAWELAID=&kpid=50198053&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=235&k_clickID=99f005db-3035-42c4-a2ba-0473af9eb3b9
    - you might be able to use that on the wall/cabinet in that crack on the outside to cover it up instead of nailing a piece of wood which would be very awkward to do with your ankle the way it is

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    1. Yeah, it was exceedingly hard to paint in that spot.

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  3. Brenda,you can put steel wool around the pipes to keep mice from coming in. Another option is spray foam. Good luck!

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    1. I guess you get steel wool at maybe Lowes?

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    2. You can buy steel wool at WalMart and even the Dollar Store. It's in the paint department and also can be found by the SOS pads. I used it when I had a mouse problem a couple years ago. Haven't been bothered since.

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    3. Oh, and I like the mirror just as is. Love your shower curtain too!

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  4. Where the plumbing made a mice egress hole in the wall, you can stuff a Kurly Kate steel sponge or an SOS pad. The gap behind the vanity you can cover with painted quarter round. Good luck and thanks for your blog.

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    1. I might be able to find an SOS pad at the grocery store. I'll look when I'm in there later this week.

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    2. Yes Brenda - that's what I meant by Brillo - cheap at the store, does the same thing. You can use the extras in the box for cleaning pots, etc.

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  5. Plug the holes under the cabinet with steel wool. Mice will not chew through that. Just a thought.

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  6. For what it's worth, here are my thoughts, Brenda. I wouldn't worry at all about the space between the vanity and the wall on the toilet side. I like the dark mirror as is. As for the wood spacers on the wall side, I'd paint the top piece to match your countertop and the side piece to match your wall. It's only paint, so if you don't like it, you can try another combination. Inside the cabinet, you could have a piece of 1/4 plywood cut to fit the entire area to give you more storage space. One of my readers told me to stuff steel wool around plumbing pipes to deter mice. Can't hurt to try! And maybe a few small shelves over the toilet could hold baskets for more storage. Once that's all taken care of, I know you'll be able to enjoy your pretty new space. Good luck!

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    1. I have this horrid fear of having things on shelves on the toilet wall falling into the toilet! Think I may just put a painting or something there. I already realize that I'm going to have to store some bathroom stuff in my bedroom. No way around it unless I want something opposite the toilet against the wall, which I had, and I always tripped over getting out of the tub.

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    2. We have three floating shelves above our toilet and nothing from those shelves has ever fallen into the toilet! Keep the lid down - problem solved. Though nothing has ever even fallen down or gotten knocked off - and this is the bathroom my husband and son use.

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  7. I would fill the holes in with spray foam. We live out with lots of fields around had mice get in first year here,. used the spray foam. It's a little messy but it fills in everything and you can trim off excess after it dries. It's been 2 years now and no mice. Been reading you blog for years and luv ya!

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    1. I actually don't think the mice have been around since a reader told me to order this plug-in device that emits some sort of sound waves that keep them away. If they've been around since I plugged that in, they haven't left any little surprises that I've seen!

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    2. Interesting. I don't know much about those, but I wonder if the dogs are able to hear it?

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  8. I know you seem up tight about your project right now. But in a few days, you'll love what you come up with. As a temporary fix below your cabinet to keep mice out. You can pack the cracks with steel wool. They won't chew through that. They also have some foam in a can that you can use & then it expands to fill the cracks. Use it sparingly, it doesn swell up as you use it. When I have it as full as I need the space, I just take a sharp knife & cut it smooth, so it looks descent. I know you'll do an amazing job. Can't wait to see the end decorating. I would love the mirror red. But, then if you ever decide to change the colors in your bathroom, you'd have to repaint the mirror again too. Just sit & ponder it for a little bit, soon it'll just pop right into your head what you want to do. Have a terrific Tuesday.

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    1. I really love that mirror too much I think to paint it. I've considered just getting another mirror, either white or silver, that isn't as wide. But I know he put that up with one of those toggle things that expand inside the wall, so I don't want to mess with that. I'm actually calmed down now that I have water in there and can use the bathroom like a real bathroom!

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  9. Brenda, if I know you, you will study this, and you will make everything look right just like always, love it so far! I went to a friends house last night it was probably built back in the 60,s small kitchen, dining, living rooom with fireplace, side built in books shelves with glass doors, little side screened in side porch, and closed in back porch where her washer and dryer goes, a lot like your blue house maybe I little bit bigger, just a doll house so homey, I wanted to come home and sell my 2600 square ft, I told my husband that's is all we need, big yard with high old trees! I think I have always felt saver in a small nest! Love your place! Brenda you don't need a man! lol.. there is nothing when you set your mind to you can't do!

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    1. You're right. Now that I actually have water and a sink, I'm not as anxious to get things done. I'm just going to mull over things until I figure it out. As for a large home, I would never be able to take care of one. I truly like, for me anyway, homes that are less than 1000 square feet.

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  10. Brenda, I love the mirror and light as is....adds character and contrast. I had carpenters put in a new vanity in my bathroom also. I have the same one inch space between the wall at the back on the toilet side. The carpenter put a piece of trim there and painted it to match the vanity. No one has ever realized that it didn;t go there! As far as the trim on the wall, I would go buy some of that decorative fake trim at a LOwes or Home Depot, tack or glue along the wood, then paint the entire thing to match your trim or wall color...whichever you prefer. I think you've done the best you can with what options you have and it looks glorious!! Enjoy it!!

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    1. Do you think the mirror looks okay? Something about it is bothering me. I think because it's so much wider than one I would have purchased for over a vanity.

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  11. Brenda, I love the new vanity. The suggestions listed above are great solutions. I think the mirror size is just fine. the mirror frame would look good painted black and then it would go with everything. Look for a couple of black accents (a wall sconce, a wall art with a black frame for over the toilet, a narrow shelf painted black for over the toilet, a vase with greenery, etc.) Every room could use a touch of black.

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    1. I'm loving the vanity! I think it is actually taller than the other one that was here. I feel it is a better height for me. You're right: every room could use a touch of black!

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  12. Niki: I love the description of your friend's house, it sounds so perfect! I would love a little house like it for myself. Smaller is better for sure! So cozy,

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  13. While the bathroom currently has some issues, it isn't really too bad. Some others have made good suggestions regarding dealing with various issues so I won't go over those areas again. What I want to comment on is the mirror. I like the mirror, but when it was in your bedroom I wished it had the width going horizontally rather than vertically. I would like to see it hung that way in the bathroom as well. For one, it just seems like it would look pretty, and for another, it would be up higher above the faucet and it would be less likely to get water splashed on it (something I hate with mirrors above bathroom sinks). But, of course, it would involve changing the placement of the wire for hanging on the back of the mirror. As for painting the mirror, I would paint it because I am not a fan of a cherry finish, which that wood appears to have. But, rather than picking a paint color that goes with the décor, I would pick a paint color that goes with you! Since you will be looking in the mirror, and the color of the mirror will be framing your face, pick a color that is something that you like to wear, or that appears flattering to your skin tone. It might end up being a color that is not what you usually decorate with, such as a peach or lavender. But, it could be a color that makes you feel really good when you see yourself "wearing it" each time you look in your mirror and it is surrounding your face like a big halo! The bathroom is one place we really have to see ourselves since there usually is a big mirror, so, it might as well be as pleasant an experience as possible! If a color like that is too far from your other décor items for the bathroom, you could consider painting it in the same metallic color as the hardware in the bathroom. That might look pretty. You have a lot to work with in the bathroom and it is going to look really good.

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    1. That mirror hung horizontally would be too big. It's actually too big as is. I might just get another mirror. Don't know. Going to just take it slow and mull it over.

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  14. You really got the world's worst plumber. I'm with Vicki on getting a piece of plywood for the cabinet to hide the hole.
    Do you really need more storage? I would leave the space above the toilet open, or with a picture/frame at the most.
    I like your mirror. If it's red it risks veering into tacky cutesy territory. Kind of too much. I would leave it.

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    1. I think I'm either going to leave the mirror as is, or put it back in my bedroom and get another smaller one.

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  15. Great suggestions. I was going to say steel wool and so did everyone else. I love the mirror. Make sure that what you do with the wood on the right side , is water proof.

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  16. I would not paint the mirror frame red. I love the look of it just as is, and also the faucet is really pretty, and having a vanity top with the sink sunk in one piece is great! I agree with all the above with the mice problem. Steel wool, Brillo pads with the soap works well, mice do not like that soap, and we have used the foam around the exterior base of our cabin porch, after we found mouse poop in the cabin, and that worked excellent also, never saw a mouse or evidence of one. I would place a narrow plank or two, to go across the bottom of the vanity, maybe could lay them right on the edges of either side that are there. I think the board on the wall side would look good painted the same as the wall, bet you would hardly notice then, after you have something pretty sitting on the counter top. I think it will be fine, when you finish with your touch ups..Good luck.....

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    1. He already set several pieces of wood underneath the vanity. And the one closest to the front he spray painted white so it would blend in better.

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  17. Looking good, Brenda, I can't wait to see it finished! I agree, either steel wool or spray foam to seal the holes under the sink, and a piece of wood cut to fit the bottom of the vanity. These construction projects never quite go as planned, there's always a glitch or two to be worked out. I like the idea of quarter round for the gap by the toilet. The wood on the right side of the vanity? I liked the suggestion to paint the top piece white high gloss to match the counter, and the other piece to match the wall. Good luck, my friend! I need to catch up on your posts, I've been insanely busy!

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    1. I think that's what I'm going to do. Just not as anxious to get it all done now that I have a proper bathroom I can actually use! I'm slowly mulling ideas over in my head.

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  18. You have amazing friends. I agree with the suggestions for steel wool, trim, spray foam, ect. Girl, you got this! Don't despair. I am impressed with your ability. And if we could all get our hands on Kenny, that plot would make for a good murder mystery! LOL.

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    1. You guys always come through for me when I'm stuck!

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  19. Hi Brenda,
    They actually make a chalk foam that is made for filling in spaces like yours and the mice cannot chew through the foam. We used it on our old house to keep the mice from coming in the house on the outside where the water spicket was. It works great and you can get it at Home Depot. That way they cannot chew or move it out of the way of the hole. It is easy to apply. You just put the foam around the area and it dries to a hard surface. I like the mirror and I think Red would look really pretty on the mirror.
    Hugs,
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    1. I've decided today I'm actually afraid to paint the mirror. It's vintage and I'm afraid I'll screw it up. Then I'd be very upset with myself.

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  20. I agree with the suggestions above: steel wool/SOS pads stuffed into the holes around the plumbing openings in the wall, or low expansion spray foam. I think the steel wool/SOS pads would be less expensive than a can of the spray foam. For the gap on the side of the vanity by the toilet, who will see it? You know it is is there, so it's bothering you. If you want to cover it up, agree quarter-round (some call it shoe moulding, I think) cut to the length of the gap will cover it up. Getting into the space with a nail gun or hammer and nails - hmmm. I would try wood adhesive first and glue it right on to the back side edge of your vanity. That way, if the vanity is pulled out from the wall at some future date, the trim comes with it and is not nailed into the wall. If you're feeling ambitious, you could buy one of those drywall large hole patch kits and cut some of the mesh to size to fill in around the steel-wool stuffed holes under the sink. They have glue on the back and will stick to the wall around the hole. Then spackle over them to give the wall a better finish. I agree with the comment who suggested measuring the area on the floor of the cabinet and adding wood to cover so you can use more of the area for storage. Or, possibly, hang metal mesh baskets from the inside sides of the vanity on screw-in cup hooks, or do both. I would paint the wood around the vanity the same color to match the vanity - maybe there is some kind of waterproofing you can do for the wood that rests against the vanity top - marine varnish or something? Maybe it's not even going to be an issue, either. I like the mirror as it is, I like the contrast between the dark frame and the light walls and vanity. I would not want to use a red mirror in such a confined space with no natural light coming in to tone down the color a bit. The vanity is very pretty and I love the mirror, can't wait to see the finishing touches when you have them in place.

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    1. This is that pressed wood, the vanity, so I don't know that putting nails or screw in it would work.

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  21. I would do floating shelves from IKEA above toilet. I would not worry about the space between vanity and wall. The mirror is beautiful leave it be. I have a feeling you are fretting over the inside of that vanity.

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    1. There is no IKEA in the state of OK. I fretted more worrying that at any time he could come to the door for over a week! I know that sounds silly. But I'm anxious when I know someone like that is going to be inside here. Now that he's finally gone and I'm in charge, not really anxious about it anymore!

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  22. Brenda, I think you have received excellent solutions for your problems. However, I think if you wait a few days and look at the bathroom, your mind will come up with just the right thing for you to do. You always have great ideas that pop into your head when you least expect them. Sorry you have had so many problems but that's the way it seems to be when you have an older building. I have own two old homes and there is always problems when it comes to "project." LOL Love the shower curtain!

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  23. I love the color of the mirror just the way it is. I'd use caulk to fill in around that gap. Mice may not like steel wool, but there's no way they'll get in if that hole is filled with caulk. You can get a very thin piece of wood to lay over the hole inside the vanity. Also think about getting a piece of trim or quarter-round to cover the gap between the vanity and the toilet. I'd paint all of the added wood the same color as the walls. I'm weird but I like clocks in the bathroom so that's an option for over the toilet. Or, nothing at all.

    Hopefully this person reduced his price because he doesn't sound like he's very skilled in this type of work.

    No matter what, after you think about it for a few days, I know you'll come up with some great ideas and everything will look awesome when it's finished.

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  24. Just my own ideas...I would use an oval beveled edge mirror-either one that can be tilted which has two pieces on the sides that are mounted on the wall or a flat wall oval mirror (Home Depot).
    If I just really wanted to use the current mirror then I would paint it to match the vanity.
    I would replace the light fixture because it is more "industrial" and the mirror is very dainty with flowers and curvy edges. For storage I would use rectangular deep wicker baskets hung on the wall over the toilet or shelving with baskets on top if I was concerned with things falling off. Lastly, since the shower curtain is red checked (which I love) and the current mirror has flowers I would use a wreath--either magnolia, boxwood, red geraniums, or red tulips somewhere in the room. The wreath would be completely covered with the geraniums or red tulips. Or if you are bold I would paint the vanity red to go with the shower curtain but know that to get coverage with red takes multiple coats. My basement bathroom has just been redone with red accents and I really like it. Good Luck.

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    1. I had a mirror that could be tilted at the little blue house, and didn't like it. It would never stay tilted up.

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  25. Brenda,
    Could you get some wood molding to fit around the outside of the vanity and fill in the gap? They have quite a few different sizes that might work.

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  26. I would paint the wood you added to fill the gap (genius idea by the way) white so it looks part of the cabinet. And I'd love to see the mirror in a colour that is more "you", but I read that other readers would love it to stay as it is; so I guess it's up to you and we're not of much help!

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    1. Something is just bothering me about the mirror. I can't quite put my finger on it.

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  27. Like everyone else, I say you could buy some curved cord-around which is primed white and glue it to he side of the vanity to hide the space. If you are painting the bathroom walls paint the cord-around that colour before you glue it on. I would also paint the wood trim around the vanity the same colour as your new wall paint. Bathtub/shower storage...I have a tall spring loaded pole that has three triangle shelves n it that our shampoo, soap, etc sit on, leaving the sides of the tub free of clutter. Inside your vanity, you can check at the lumber store if they have pre-painted white shelving which you could have cut to the width and depth of the inside floor of your vanity. We have it in our Home Depot. It would be nee if,you could have two levels of storage under the sink at least on one side...they make cheap white wire shelve gizmos that you put inside kitchen cupboards to allow you to store more items using two levels in a one level area.

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    1. At this point I'm still in the mulling over stage. Already spent a good bit of money, so want to make each purchase really count. Right now I can live with not having the hole covered because I'm leaving a lot of stuff in the bedroom till I go through it all. So it's not as important to have it be storage right now. It will be soon though.

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  28. Don't paint the mirror. It is beautiful as is and really grounds the whole room. I would place a picture above the toilet and few accessories otherwise. I think a small bathroom needs to be clean and simple. We had a lot of problems renovating the bathroom in our little 60's era house and resolved it with wood trim that we painted to match the walls. Things are always a little off in an older dwelling. Your bathroom is on its way to looking perfect. You will figure it out. You can always change out the shower curtain for a new look too, although I love the one you have in there now. Just remember to keep it simple. Pare down your toiletries too, so you don't need so much storage in there. When our daughter lived here with us for awhile, she kept her bathroom necessities in a small basket in her bedroom and took it with her into the bathroom as needed. I, personally keep very little in the bathroom as there is no room. Things like my stock of soap and toilet paper are kept in my bedroom closet. It all works out ok. I don't wear make-up or perfume, etc. and keep things like hand and body lotion on my bedside table.

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    1. Still not sure if I want to use this mirror. But I have definitely decided not to paint it. I think I would mess it up.

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  29. So glad you posted the pics, Brenda! I just knew you'd get lots of great suggestions! I can't add a thing ... and I do like your mirror as is. Your bathroom will be so pretty when you add your personal touches!

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    1. I keep putting things in there, taking them out. I'm just on the fence about what I want in there right now.

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  30. I love your mirror totally, I just don't love it in the bathroom. Something just doesn't seem right.Don't paint it , you can get something new for the bath. Maybe an antique pewter colour. As for where the wood shows on the sides against the wall, maybe you could cruise the Tile isle at Home Depot and look at the small pieces of finish tile. You could tile over the wood . Painting it would be easiest. As far as the holes, one of the other posters mentioned foam. It makes a tight seal. If you just use steel wool. I think you will have unwanted cold radiation. What ever you choose to do, get an escutcheon (a round, flat , wide hinged ring ) to fit around the pipe. This will hide the repair and make it neater looking. As far as the hole in the bottom, place a few blocks of wood in there to act as supports and glue in a piece of wood. Caulk the piece in place (no mice). Cover with contact paper that matches the white. If you can get the doors open wide enough , you could have a new vanity bottom cut and glue it on top of the damaged one. This job was way over the head of your plumber.

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    1. I think we both feel the same way about the mirror. I looked at Hobby Lobby today, but even with half off theirs just look too cheap. Going to check some other places.

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  31. wow! i'm late to this party!
    until you get the big hole underneath covered with plywood that you would then have to sand and paint... I would go to Walmart or target and buy a very large cutting board. it would be a lovely surface in there to hold everything you need... for a temporary solution!
    some of the vinyl ones come in pretty colors too. bed bath and beyond also carries quite a supply of them in all sizes!
    i'm SO glad you can get in there now. worth the wait!
    and I don't have anything over my toilet. it's clean and lovely... and I say to myself... very minimally Scandinavian! LOL!

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    1. I go in there and put something on the wall. Then take it down and plug up the holes. I'm not quite done painting. I figure I'll wait till I really get things in there I know I want, then finish up the painting.

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  32. I am not 'handy' so I have no suggestions but I hope that it all works out for you in the end ! :)

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  33. Love the idea of hanging baskets above the toilet for storage. I roll up washcloths and keep them in a basket on back of toilet, looks like a bouquet. I have also hung a shallow cabinet with glass doors above the toilet, added a wooden towel rack to the bottom, painted white to match the cabinet. It was high enough above toilet to hang a hand towel and wash cloth. I rolled extra towels and kept them on top of cabinet.

    Love your blog!

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  34. If you were to paint the mirror frame, unless you take it out of the frame and also paint the back of the frame, you will have the brown inside edge of the mirror showing when you look into the mirror - you don't want that. And, it is heck to take the frame off the mirror, just saying. But, I like the big size of the mirror; it makes the bathroom look bigger! If you have a piece of thin plywood cut to go across the bottom of the vanity so it can be used for storage, you will no doubt have to have it cut into two pieces, with the seam going front to back, in order to get the wood inside and flat because of the long drainpipe hanging down in the way. I have 2 large plastic baskets from Dollar Tree under my sink that have pretty designs cut out in the plastic to see what is inside, (they are the kind of upright design, with plastic handles, that you might put your knitting in and come in pretty colors). Lots of bathroom rolls fit in one and cleaning sprays and supplies in the other. If you decide to have a piece of quarter-round trim cut for the space on the left outside of the vanity, paint it ahead of time with the wall paint color, two coats, and THEN glue it in, like the lady said, to the wood of the vanity and not the wall, so if in the future the vanity has to be moved, the wall will not be damaged. Your bathroom is going to be fabulous when you get the "pixie-dust" sprinkled around!

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  35. Ok, here's my take. I love the mirror just the way it is. I love the way it looks with the shower curtain and I can see a piece of art or flush towel bar above the toilet. It has a very charming cottage feel, but I'm a mix and match kind of girl. It has to sit right with you...can't wait to see it all evolve.

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  36. I like the mirror - just not in the bathroom. I think it's more suited for a bedroom. We have steel wool stuck in around the pipes underneath our kitchen sink - cheap and easy to use. And effective. You should be able to get some kind of molding - quarter round? - at any one of the home improvement stores to cover the gap behind the sink. Good luck - it's finally all starting to come together!

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  37. First of all, Brenda, take a moment to congratulate yourself. Your bathroom is much improved. One of the things I like about your decorating style is your use of bright colors. I'd pick a bright color you've used elsewhere in the house and use it on the mirror. Then it becomes as modern and edgy as your wonderful lights. Where you have "nonconforming" wood, paint it the color of the vanity. How about a few floating glass shelves over the toilet? Useful while not taking up too much visual room. Just a small picture? Shop your stash for colorful wall art and if it's in the budget, bright towels. Get a good night's sleep, doodle in your creative journal and go for it.

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  38. If you decide to use the mirror, I would paint it white to make the room appear larger. I think you definitely need more storage so here is a suggestion from Walmart. They have other styles of wall cabinets as well. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Classic-Hartford-Wall-Cabinet-White/44394851 This one is slim and doesn't stick out very much. Good luck! Looking good!

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  39. Forgive me if this was already suggested, but I think I'd move the towel rack to over the commode, and maybe use the space where it is now for some sort of storage.

    I love the mirror and it does seem a little too large, but it still looks really nice.

    You will figure it all out; you always do!

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  40. Hi Brenda, I'm back with more comment on your bathroom. :-) I really think your mirror is the personality of the room! It paired with the new lights gives a farmhouse cottagey vibe, which only needs to be finished off with a few decorative accessories. And again, don't paint that beautiful mirror! To me it says you, because when I look at your apartment photos I always see cottage style and I think your bathroom is saying it too.... Plus why would you want to bother with taking it down and putting a new one up. What a hassle with everything else you've already been through!

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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She attended journalism school where she majored in professional writing. She loves to decorate, garden, read and spend time with her Yorkies.
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