DIY Network: Ooh, Shiny

March 08, 2012   //  Posted in: Bathroom, DIY, HGTV + DIY Network Projects   //  By: Emily   //  2 responses

I still have many finishing touches to get to (like framing those naked windows), but this week on DIY Network’s blog, I share a tutorial on how to install a custom mirror to any wall, and securely at that.

Fun fact: This mirror was f-r-e-e, almost garbage (say it like you’re french, gar-baje), and impressively large at 68″x20″. It would have made for a killer full-length mirror in my bedroom, but I really saw it bringing light and utility to our updated bathroom, and light and utility, it has. The bathroom is now bright, and the mirror reflects the entire length of the room making it feel remarkably large. Spacial-enlarging tricks FTW.

See the entire post, DIY tutorial, and lots of pictures right here at The Pegboard.

How to install a custom bathroom mirror.

If you missed the beginning of this bathroom renovation series, catch up for yourself by perusing these posts:

  1. A little video introduction and tour!
  2. An overview of the materials I’ve been purchasing! Because what DIY-crazed girl wouldn’t love tile shopping?
  3. And getting down and dirty with demolition!
  4. Training a beginner to repair a drain pipe and install a bathtub!
  5. Building custom shower shelving, and learning how to install HardiBacker.
  6. And learning more than I ever thought I’d know about shower valves and PEX.
  7. Four days of tiling. No exaggeration.
  8. And then we grouted our little hearts out.
  9. Leaned on and learned about underlayment.
  10. Drank lots of coffee, painted (and re-painted), and whipped through the floor install!
  11. Not to be ignored, an important finishing touch: I made custom baseboard trim from common lumber.
  12. The vanity installation brought so much to the room!


  • Ashley @ DesignBuildLove
    6 years ago - Reply

    absolutely LOVE the results Em! You’ve totally rocked this bathroom (and your kitchen)! :)

    • Emily
      6 years ago -

      Thanks Ashley!

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