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Basement Finishing and Renovations Has it been 2 years already? Time to work on finishing the basement into some extra living space.


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Old 2008-10-03, 12:21 PM
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wow, your husband did a fantastic, professional job! It just inspired me to give this a try. What's the height of your bathroom ceiling & the height of the wainscoting?
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wow, your husband did a fantastic, professional job! It just inspired me to give this a try. What's the height of your bathroom ceiling & the height of the wainscoting?
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The ceilings in our powder room are 9 ft. due to plumbing pipes for the bathroom above, they were supposed to be 10 ft. & the wainscoting is 6 1/2 ft. tall, with the 8" baseboards.

Here is what we have done in our daughter's bathroom, added frames around a standard builder's mirror & changed that beautiful standard light bar.
And we had to patch up that lovely hole the electrician made
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Old 2008-10-08, 10:59 PM
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I was also thinking of putting trim around our standard bathroom mirrors. How did you secure the trim to the mirror? Did you use some sort of adhesive or nail into the drywall, or both?
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Old 2008-10-09, 11:53 AM
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Double-sided tape would probably work fine. You could also build the frame slightly wider than the mirror and rabbet the edges about 1/4" (however thick the mirror is) so the mirror fits more snugly. This might also give you the leeway required to fasten the frame edge to the drywall. Don't forget to enlarge the notches where the frame will cover the existing brackets holding the mirror to the wall.

Now that I've written that, I should give it a try...

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Old 2008-10-09, 04:02 PM
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Here is what we have done in our daughter's bathroom, added frames around a standard builder's mirror & changed that beautiful standard light bar.
The mirror looks great! I'm also curious as to how it was affixed and what type of frame you used. Looks like casing painted a dark brown? Nice work!
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Old 2008-10-09, 08:36 PM
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I was also thinking of putting trim around our standard bathroom mirrors. How did you secure the trim to the mirror? Did you use some sort of adhesive or nail into the drywall, or both?
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The mirror looks great! I'm also curious as to how it was affixed and what type of frame you used. Looks like casing painted a dark brown? Nice work!
The mirror is affixed with original metal brackets. The frame is about 3" wide by 1" poplar moulding. But you can use any moulding you like. It's notched out around 1/2" in to go around the mirror. So buy a moulding that you will have enough room to make the notch! So a door casing might be a bit too thin.

Little bit of glue & finishing nails. "No More Nails" is also pretty good. Just pre-fit it before you nail it

Remember to paint the inside notch, it will reflect in the mirror!
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Old 2008-10-10, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the info! What kind of glue did you use?
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Old 2008-10-10, 10:57 AM
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"No More Nails" is glue.
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Old 2008-10-15, 07:58 AM
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Love the mirror lights! They look great
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Old 2008-10-15, 08:30 AM
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Love the mirror lights! They look great
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