{another framed builder mirror + a book wreath}

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Recently i decided to change up my 1/2 bathroom just a little.  I had a cute old 4 pane window above the toilet that i put different fabric in each of the panes, but since i repainted the bathroom a while ago it just wasn’t working.  And i totally could of just changed out the fabric but i was ready for a change, and plus i wanted to make a book wreath (like everyone else, i know) and this was a good spot to put it!

Before..(the walls are not this color at all, they are a light “mocha” color – don’t know what happened with this pic?)

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Then i made a book wreath – sorry no pictures of the “making” of said wreath – but just google it and they are everywhere :)

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I really like the wreath but it needs something, i think maybe it needs to look like its hanging from something – the “fake hang” – i don’t know, but i’m crafty like that so i will figure it out :) and as soon as i do i will post a pic – for sure.  In real life it really doesn’t look there is a mile between the mirror and the toilet – just so ya know :)

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The wreath is super fun and SUPER HUGE (you think i like the word super?!)  I used a 14 in styrofoam wreath form and then just a standard size book, so by the time i got all the pages on it was HUGE – seriously.  But i love it…the only thing i did different than a lot of the tutorials is that i fanned the pages and then used a teeny little pin to stick the pages to the wreath, along with hot glue (the hot glue was taking to long to dry and i am impatient).

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Across from the toilet is the sink/vanity – and yes you can look at yourself in the mirror, fix your hair, whatever it is that you may want to do all while your doing your thing :)

This was also another standard builder mirror that i framed up (you can see the last one here).  I didn’t take a before pic – sorry.

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I went with a really simple frame, just 4 pieces of MDF and then a little piece of crown to finish it off.  I sanded all the edges before gluing it to the builder mirror.

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When i re-did this bathroom i put up bead board panels about 3/4 of the way up the walls and painted them with a semi gloss white.

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And for the little kiddies that like to check themselves out in the mirror, i found this $2 stool @ the DI and painted it white, sanded it and stamped it with some leftover paint from my room – very cute

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So, that’s another room in my house, still a couple of things that i need to do, and i still don’t like the paint color but that’s another project for another day :)

****if you havent seen my other framed builder mirror you can check it out here, its bigger, chunkier and has more molding**** 


45 replies
  1. Jill
    Jill says:

    Okay, you need to hang the wreath from a chippy old ladder. It would look fabulous! Love everything! Good job :)

  2. becca
    becca says:

    LOVE that wreath and the old frame with fabric. what a gorgeous half bath! i will probably have to make a wreath like that. just what i need, another project on the list. :)

  3. Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup
    Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup says:

    I love the look of your wreath! The fanned pages are def different from all the ones I have seen. I think it would look great hung with thick ribbon from an antique doorknob type thing. But I even like how it is now. Cute bathroom!

  4. Ruth H.
    Ruth H. says:

    I like it all! Especially the mirror. Framing those things is new to me. I'm going to check out your other one, right now. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life
    Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life says:

    Wow, everything is so beautiful!! I love how you framed out the mirror. Definitely a gorgeous bathroom!

  6. Kelli @ RTSM
    Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love the wreath. I think a big satin bow would make a great hanger for it! And the frame around the mirror is awesome too.

  7. Vanessa
    Vanessa says:

    I love the way you have trimmed out your mirrors! I'm chomping at the bit to do something similar in my house. I have used fluted molding and rosette blocks on mirrors in a previous house, but I like the look you've created much better!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    OMG! Loving the mirror frame! I am currently working on a coffee filter wreath and i think I may do a book page wreath next! When is the tute coming for the bathroom mirrors…I'm dying here!!

  9. farmhouse mama
    farmhouse mama says:

    I LOVE your style! I wish we were neighbors so you could come over and tell me what to do with my UGLY bathroom. I'd give you free reign… with a budget, of course.

    Great job, again!

  10. Shel at Dreamy Nest
    Shel at Dreamy Nest says:

    I love the frame and I'm going to be ripping off – *cough* – borrowing your mirror framing ideas very soon. I love the book wreath – looks awesome!

  11. Hogans Hotties
    Hogans Hotties says:

    very very very cute, i can't wait to try out the mirror frame, i hope i can figure it out, i've been wanting to do it forever but i just don't know how to hook it to the mirror, yours is seriously the best i've ever seen, LOVE iT!!!!

  12. Popcorn Served Daily
    Popcorn Served Daily says:

    I have many bathroom mirrors just begging for something like this, they told me so. Don't worry, if I make my mirrors happy like yours, you'll be the first to know.

    I am so signing myself up as your follower.

  13. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    hi there! i love your blog, too- thanks for stopping by mine! i LOVE the wreath, but i also love the window you had up as well! your bathroom is beautiful and i do think the new wreath complements it more. great job! about to add to follow as soon as i am done this comment! :)

  14. Room to Inspire
    Room to Inspire says:

    Ha, and I was checking this one out at well! I just love that frame around the mirror – it is such a great project for an instant transformation. So glad you linked this up to Be Inspired this week.


  15. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    I'm so loving your blog!!!
    We are in the middle of our bathroom redo. I think it's been redone 3 other times. Hopefully this one will be "it" for a while.
    We had our mirror framed out like yours but I wanted a bigger mirror, so here we are starting all over…


  16. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    I'll start off by agreeing with everyone else, and saying I love it all! I just found your blog the other day, and I really like it.

    We're in the process of looking for a house, and I already had in my mind that I wanted to frame out the bathroom mirrors, but both of yours go above and beyond what was in my mind! Really, thanks for sharing, it sounds like your ideas are going to make a lot of bathrooms a lot more beautiful!

    Also, I thought the idea of a book wreath in the bathroom was great (haha…) I told my husband about it because I thought he of all people would think a book wreath in a bathroom would be fun (um, let's just say he does a lot of reading in there…) but he's not that into decorating, so he wasn't as excited about it as I was. And just for the record, I love your version the best, I think, out of all the book wreaths I've seen. :)

  17. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
    Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says:

    Your bathroom looks great! I love that mirror frame and your book page wreath is fun!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

  18. jenjen
    jenjen says:

    Amazing. Just amazing. Love everything about it! I have been wanting to make one of those wreaths too!

    Thanks for linking it up to the party!


  19. * Nancy *
    * Nancy * says:

    I am new to your blog and I just LOVE your style! I am definitely going to put your link on my blog!! Looking forward for tutorials on making a chunky frame, the book wreath, and whatever else comes – that I think I can handle…one project at a time!

  20. Kerri Marie
    Kerri Marie says:

    I LOVE this! My boring straight from the builder bothrooms could really use some love like this! What kind of glue did you use?

  21. Dio Home Improvements
    Dio Home Improvements says:

    You did such a beautiful job on the whole room! I had to try my hand at making one of those wreaths, it came out great!

  22. Sabrina
    Sabrina says:

    Love, love, love it!! I am in the middle of re-doing my kids bathroom and am really wanting to do this to the mirror. What width is the mdf around your mirror? I wonder what dimensions to use because I don't want it to overpower the bathroom. Also, what width of moulding did you use? I was overwhelmed when looking today, so I figured I'd find out from you– the expert!
    Thanks!! Such an inspiration:-

  23. Donna
    Donna says:

    I absolutely love your mirrors and want to copy the ideas. You are very talented. Thishalf bath mirror is darling:)

  24. Donna
    Donna says:

    I absolutely love your mirrors and want to copy the ideas. You are very talented. This half bath mirror is darling:)


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