35 responses

  1. Alex – Hydrangea Girl
    June 24, 2013

    When I first saw the stained wood, I let out an audible gasp. That looks so hot stained that deep. It picks up on the grains so well and really does give it an old shippy type feel.

    Spot on.

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      I’m telling Alex (Great name BTW) we went back and forth on it. Whitewash, stain, whitewash, stain. The stain won. Wait till I get at the lights. Ugh. Bar Light.

  2. Stephen Hughes
    June 24, 2013

    I feel a DIY Book coming on….
    Most of it’s written (in you blog)….
    ….. so what’s stopping you?

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      Stephen coming from someone as talented as you with wood crafts, that’s crazy talk!!

  3. Pfister Faucets
    June 24, 2013

    The DIY mirror looks fantastic with the Jaida – you did a great job. Glad you’re enjoying it. Hopefully we can find you a kitchen faucet you love just as much.

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      We LOVE it! My fav part is the plug in drain (outside of the farmhouse aesthetic of it) b.c I don’t have these little caverns around the back to clean around the drain lever with a toothbrush. It’s the idea of splurging on the one or 2 items to make or break a room. This was it.

      We’re doing the kitchen and a wet bar in the basement that are going to need faucets. Almost done the basement, then the wet bar prep starts. I’ll definitely be looking for one for both.

  4. Gilit @ Shoes Off Please
    June 24, 2013

    Love love love the faucet and what was that? You wanted to make me a wooden mirror for our bathroom? Okay, if it makes you happy I won’t say no.
    It’s gawjus!

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      HAHAHAH! I’m so telling my husband.

  5. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    June 24, 2013

    LOVE! Especially the bolts!!
    p.s.- I think bathrooms so hard to photograph!

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      I love how you said that b/c I swear to you, that bathroom lighting nearly killed me trying to take decent photos of the room. It faces north. No sunlight goes in. I was at the lighting mercy of the shades of daylight meets an 80′s bar light and no corner to do a wide shot in. So painful.

  6. jackie
    June 24, 2013

    It’s beautiful! Love that chunky frame with the big ol’ bolts. Love that faucet too! We’ve had plans for a bathroom reno going on 4 years now. Toilet and vanity have been in the garage all this time. I’m sure when we finally do it the vanity will be so outdated I won’t even like it anymore!

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      LOL! I have items like that too. I save them hoping to use them for a future project and by the time I get around to using it I wind up donating it to a thrift store.

  7. Autumn@fallfordesign.com
    June 24, 2013

    Thanks for posting this! We’re currently working on our hall bath too. Everything’s painted, the shower door removed, and we just caulked certain areas today. We have a mirror in our garage for the hall bath. We were talking about what kind of frame we want around the mirror today. We know we want it to be a rustic look, but we’re still going back and forth. It’s nice seeing yours because it gives me a perspective of what ours would look like with a rustic stain. I’ll be showing this to my husband. Thanks again!

    • Alex
      June 24, 2013

      Anytime Autumn! Initially it was supposed to be a whitewashed stain but the dark really helped the space. It’s one of those things that you have to feel for in your space with your wall colour. Half of me could have left it pine and it still would have been ok!

  8. Christy
    June 24, 2013

    Wow, great project! I, too, am a lover of all things rustic, reclaimed, etc. and I love how “natural” this mirror looks. Now to get the inspiration to try something similar myself (because I definitely hear what you’re saying about the hefty price tags!)

    • Alex
      June 26, 2013

      I love old things and upcycled things but they’re so far beyond my wallet at this point. I figure if you can try and make it, why not?

  9. Neaten Your Nest
    June 25, 2013

    It’s gorgeous! You all did a great job and thanks for the tutorial! I love the wood with the faucet, it brings rustic and contemporary together perfectly!
    ~Erin

    • Alex
      June 26, 2013

      I am seriously in love with the faucet. It’s like that farmhouse water pump feel to it. Anything to draw attention away from that current light is fine by me!

  10. Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes and Crayons)
    June 25, 2013

    That came out great, Alex. I love how the stain looks next to the paint color you used..

    • Alex
      June 26, 2013

      Thank you Kelly! I wish I could have gotten a better shot of the wall colour. The current lightning in there isn’t do me any favours.

  11. paula schuck
    June 25, 2013

    Oh my gosh I am flipping. I love that stain. It’s my favourite shade ever!! I am so jealous of that faucet. Your pictures are gorgeous and you are super talented. Nice job!!

    • Alex
      June 26, 2013

      Thanks Paula!! It’s amazing when you google it how popular of a shade it is b/c it’s so user friendly.

  12. Danielle
    June 25, 2013

    We have two vanity mirrors sitting in our garage that I have been wanting to frame in and hang in other parts of our home. I was leaning toward white trim molding, but i LOVE the rustic wood. Like LOOOOOVVVVVVEEE it!

    • Alex
      June 26, 2013

      Peer pressure. DO IT!!!! I say go for white if you like it. It’s honestly what we originally wanted to do but it just felt off in our bathroom. I think a mirror like that would look awesome in white trim.

  13. ScrapAndSalvage
    June 25, 2013

    love the nice, rich color! well done!

    • Alex
      June 26, 2013

      Thanks Tamara!~ :)

  14. Bewildered Bug
    June 27, 2013

    I am loving the Pfister faucet and the colour of that stain! Awesome job!

    • Pfister Faucets
      June 28, 2013

      Thanks Serena!

  15. now at home mom
    June 28, 2013

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love it! you did a great job with this one! :-)
    & wow! 3 days to dry but it was worth it!

    • Alex
      July 1, 2013

      I was surprised at how long it took to dry too b/c I’ve used it before and it was done way quicker. So I think it was the environment – being in the basement vs in the garage.

  16. April
    July 1, 2013

    love it!!!!!

    • Alex
      July 1, 2013

      Thank you! I was inspired to start decorating our half bath due to oh someone’s awesome bathroom makeover…

  17. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    July 15, 2013

    Ha ha. I chuckled throughout this post because I felt so similar writing up the IKEA hack. So many “we” sentences really were all about the hubster with the drill. :-) This frame turned out fantastically though, my friend. From the stain to the bolts to that freakin’ awesome faucet (I’ve never felt very enthusiastic about faucets in general, but THAT one brought out the enthusiasm in me). Brava, my friend!

  18. Christina @The DIY Mommy
    July 2, 2014

    Love this mirror! Thanks for sharing!

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