My lights came and I did get them hung. I love them. I plan to put vintage looking bulbs in them. I also painted and hung the mirror, finished painting the walls and started painting the trim. You can see a little of the glossy black trim in the mirror reflection. Sorry for the phone photo and the dirty mirror.
I painted the mirror the same color as the wall. The mirror is a little wider than I'd like - but you work with the $20 mirror you've got - so painting it the same color as the wall helps to make it look smaller. I also took the picture hanging wire off the mirror and hung it by the hooks that held the wire. This makes it hang nice and flat against the wall. I would have liked to have used a french cleat to hang it, but there wasn't a big enough flat surface on the back of the mirror to attach it to.
The trim is looking good and will probably take at least 2 coats. I really like Benjamin Moore ADVANCE Waterborne Interior Alkyd Paint. It's a water based paint that acts like an oil based paint. It also "self levels" so even if you brush it one, you get a super smooth finish.
I hope to make major progress next week. I still have A LOT to do including:
- Paint vanity cabinet with chalk paint
- Order and install new cabinet pulls
- Finish painting trim
- Paint door
- Install new TP holder
- Refinish vanity countertop with a tile and tub refinishing product
- Once refinished, caulk edge where countertop meets wall
- Sew and hang roman shade
- Find or make, and hang art
- Find a brass hook on Etsy for hand towel
The room has hit that phase where nothing looks done. I know its going to come together but its hard to see the finished room through the chaos.