the big reveal

After endless patching, scraping, spackling and painting, the bathroom is done! The new mirror and light fixture are exactly what I envisioned.    

What I learned:  changing a light fixture is not hard.  I'm inordinately pleased that I did it myself, I didn't electrocute anyone and it worked on the first try.  (My poor friends have had to listen to me talk about this endlessly but excited! Why this is a pinnacle of achievement is beyond me.)

Going from a square 32×32 mirror to a round 30" mirror is a total pain in the ass. The builders glued the old mirror to the wall.  When I pulled it off, chunks of dry wall fell.  There were swirls of glue.  For the Master bath, I will be getting another 32×32 mirror.  I'm still not 100% happy with how the wall looks behind the mirror. I'm going to live with it a week and then decide if the wall needs another round of spackle and paint.

I also decided the original turquoise color of the mirror was fantastic.  Pop of color anyone?  If I decide I hate it in 3 months, I will spray paint that sucker. 


sorry the photos are so poorly lit.  it is impossible (for me anyway) to take a good photo of a bathroom with no window.  also:  the round mirror and light fixture are actually lined up but look off center in the photo.  I think it's the angle of the photo.  



  1. What paint color did you use? Looks great!

  2. Hi Molly. It’s Pewter by Valspar.

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