A Guest Bath Makeover

For 8 years I have been wanting to change out the mirrors in one of the guest bathrooms…

It is the smaller of the two guest baths.

One of my favorite stores was closing and I snagged a couple of mirrors for $12.50 each!

I painted them and here is the result:




Here was the “Before”….

As you can see they were very large and “dark”…


So I took the two mirrors and painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.


Used my trusty Frog Tape..and I started painting away…


I usually paint in the garage…

…..and do not mind it at all, as I can watch my favorite HGTV shows at the same time.

The channel is usually set on HGTV or of course, ESPN.


I love the shape and color of the mirrors now…they coordinate well with the cabinetry.

Not a bad investment…a total of $25 for both mirrors!..




I replaced the candlesticks with topiaries…

…..trying to obtain a garden feel to the room.



The lantern and plates remain in the room..




This wall was blank…I purchased one canvas print from HomeGoods…

…..and snagged the other print from my bathroom “privy” area.

No worries that this left a “blank area” in the “privy”…I bought something else to replace it! 🙂


I purchased this “plaster” column at a yard sale for $5.00…

I applied Annie Sloan Dark Wax to the column.



The dark wax actually created a “wood” effect.


The column was placed under the existing art…

….the frame of the art was originally all gold and I painted a portion of it white.

The frame feels less heavy now.



The bookcase across from the vanity has been re-styled…for now…still tweaking it.

I purchased this bookcase many years ago from a consignment shop…it is Drexel Heritage…an older piece.

…..I had a decorative painter paint it to match the wallpaper in a previous bathroom.


So this is what I have been working on these past few days.

As I was taking pics in this room without a window….

…..it emphasizes the fact for me to make another purchase.

For my camera that is…a much needed flash attachment so I can take decent pictures of a low lit room.

And…..there is one more thing that I have been working on these past few days..

…..I am getting ready for a dinner party at my house this week.


Can you guess the theme?

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. Love the mirrors with your cabinets.

  2. I love the changes you made to the bath. The topiaries and those paintings are gorgeous. What a great deal on the new mirrors too!!

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  3. I love all the changes, Shirley! Those mirrors are fabulous and at such a great price!! A very pretty room!!~~Angela

  4. Wonderful!!! I can’t believe you have room for a bookcase in your “guest” bath!! In my next life…….. What color are the walls? I love it. Is it the same color you have in the rest of the house because I asked you that before and I have it saved somewhere.

  5. I love the new mirrors, Shirley. Your guest bath is beautiful!
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  6. I love those mirrors. Love the way you painted them, too. Great shape and size for the space. Have fun getting ready for that party.

  7. Hooray for the new camera attachment because that’s exactly what I want, too. It’s amazing how we have to keep getting bigger and better cameras as time passes!!! Whatever happened to our cute little point & shoots? 🙂

    You did a great job with the mirrors! You have a really comfortable place WITH TV to work your magic, so I’m sure that’s inspiring…especially if you have something like HGTV on!!! My dream is to pull these “sheet mirrors” down from our bathroom walls and be able to put up individual mirrors with interesting colors and shapes.

    I REALLY like what you did wit that ordinary column, too!!!!!! It looks fantastic!!! Hard to tell that it’s not real wood!!!

  8. Shirley, your bathroom looks beautiful and any guest would be thrilled to get to use it. What you did with that column is just remarkable! I wouldn’t have had a clue but it looks spectacular.
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  9. I LOVE these mirrors, Shirley! I also love how you painted them. They look perfect in your bathroom.
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  10. Linda miller says

    Love the new mirrors. Great job painting them, too.

  11. Wow- That looks really great! I love the mirrors and the way your pedestal turned out with the wax is amazing. Very, very pretty bathroom! xo Diana
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  12. Wow, what a steal! I can’t believe you got those mirrors for such a great price. With your makeover, they look perfect with the vanity. Those bird plates are so pretty. I recently bought a bird plate for our laundry room, but I like yours better, darn it! 🙂
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  13. Great job! I love the changes you made. It is always fun to remake four or existing items with such great success.
    I am home and trying to catch up on my blog reading.
    Hugs, Ginger
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  14. OOPS! meant our instead of four!
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  15. Love love the new mirrors Shirley & the awesome makeover you gave them! I’m in the process of looking for two new mirrors for our jack & jill bath my son and youngest daughter share…no luck yet:( Hope your having a great summer:)
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  16. Shirley, you mirrors looks wonderful! I love your choice of color! Your guest bathroom looks great! I love the transformation!
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  17. Shirley, your mirrors looks wonderful! I love your choice of color! Your guest bathroom looks great! I love the transformation!
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  18. what a great job you did! Lovely space and your little touches made it just perfect. Adore the art!!!

    ps can you please send me your old mirrors cause I love, love, love them too!

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  19. Pretty bathroom! I like what you did to the pillar – what a deal and you made it look like a thousand bucks. Nice job.
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  20. Shirley, your guest bathroom is gorgeous. I love the new mirrors, they look amazing. I have been on the hunt for fabulour mirrors and they are so hard to find. Yours are stunning. I love the pedestal too, it is such a great accessory. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/174th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
    Hugs, Marty
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  21. Your mirrors are lovely. They look great along with the other changes in your guest bath.

  22. What a deal on the mirrors! Your bathroom is beautiful!!!
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  23. The mirrors are lovely! They look great with the other changes in your guest bath.
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  24. Your mirrors turned out beautifully Shirley and what a score on the price! I love all your tweaking and touches in your makeover! I might tackle a few painting projects of my own if I could turn on a TV in the garage, or better yet have one in my Potting Shed! I would just need the TV and the electricity installed 🙂
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  25. what a neat shape to these, and I love the color combo you did with the paint. what a steal, too!
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  26. Shirley, What a difference a little paint makes. I love those mirrors! Great eye to paint the rims white!!!!!
    You have been working very hard and it really payed off. Your room is very upscale and stunning. To me, it has an old European look.

    I’d work in the garage too if we had a tv! You have just given my such a great idea!

  27. Shirley, your guest bathroom looks great! I love the new paint on the mirrors. So pretty!
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  28. Wow, Shirley … you did a fantastic job revamping your already beautiful guest bath! I absolutely love the mirrors and your vision in adding the gold and the white. The topiaries frame them so well, and I love the lantern in the middle! The power of paint!
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  29. Your bathroom was very pretty before, but the new mirrors and other things, like the column(great job on that)and the pictures you added give it real finesse!
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  30. Shirley, what a gorgeous bath! Your changes are perfect-the room looks so elegant, and for such a low cost! Great job 🙂

  31. Love the new mirrors. They look great in there and totally change the whole look of the room. What a steal!
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  32. I love the new look. Changing those mirrors was excellent. I love the shape of the new ones, it helps it feel less formal.
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  33. Your mirrors look wonderful! I love your bookcase, I could sure use the extra storage in our bath, great piece! Hope you’ll hop over and share at Amaze Me Monday…
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  34. Wow, Shirley! What great vision, your new mirrors look great with the lighter color! Also, love how it highlights the unique octagon shape! Very stylish updates, sweet friend!
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  35. I LOVE this makeover, Shirley! You got some awesome steals!! I can’t believe those huge mirrors were only $12.50!! Beautiful!!

  36. Love the changes you made. It looks amazing.
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  37. Marian Steffen says

    Sure hope you’re still seeing this. Did you use clear wax on the column first or use straight dark?

  38. Looks fantastic! Love the details 🙂

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