One Room Challenge: Week 2 - Kids' Bathroom Update


My accomplishment the past week involved painting the vanity white, which was originally cherry-stained. It is still incomplete as I need to apply an additional coat of paint, and also protective sealant. These steps are both necessary to ensure proper coverage. 

My hubby was entrusted with the added task of removing the builder grade mirror from the bathroom. This was no simple job, I tell you :-). The mounting adhesive secured the mirror with such strength that he had to put some 'real muscle power' into it. I assisted by holding the mirror to prevent it from falling.

 He eventually succeeded in his efforts to take it down without breaking it. 
This triggered quite an elation, on my part, because I had plans to use it elsewhere. To see how he/we did it, go here.

Well, that is all I managed to accomplish 'in a nutshell.'
To see what my other fellow participants are up to, please visit Linda's blog. Remember to check in each week for updates on our progress.

Thank you and have a great day/weekend!



22 comments

  1. Looks Like you are making good progress! Good Luck this week!

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  2. Progress!!! Here's to another productive week!

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  3. Yes, great progress! My husband gets all of the important tasks too! That's why we have them, right?

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    1. Hahaha...you've got that right Claire! Thank you :-)

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  4. Did you sand your cabinets first Luckily my cabinets are already white and in good shape, but I always wonder about that. I recently did some chairs and I didn't sand or seal (it's a test project). We'll see how they hold up!

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    1. Thanks for asking Amy. I did not sand the vanity itself, but I sanded the doors because they were stripping a little. This will be my first time using polyurethane, although I have used stain combined with protective sealant before. I observe that dirt and stain stick more easily to unsealed furniture, and become more visible, as opposed to those without.

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  5. The transformation a can of paint can bring is amazing! I can't believe your husband got the mirror down without it breaking! Looks like it was glued pretty good.

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    1. Most definitely, Wendy :-) About the mirror: I was prepared to pick up broken glass from the floor because I read that it was next to impossible to have a builder grade mirror removed while still keeping it in tact. However, hubby stuck with it after having gone through three pieces of broken twine. He put much effort into sawing through the glue. Afterwards he tried cut out wire, and that held up.

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  6. Hoping to accomplish the mirror removal in my kids' bathroom this week. I did it earlier this summer with a smaller mirror but I'm a little nervous on this bigger one! Glad to hear you got yours down in one piece! :)

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    1. Good luck, Tricia! Your design board is amazing! I can't wait to see the end results :-)

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  7. Nice work! That bathroom vanity looks 100% better already! Can't wait to see where you go from here!

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  8. Not bad at all! Baby steps and it'll all get done! : ) Week 3 here we come!

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    1. I agree, Michaela :-) Thank you.

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  9. Props for getting that mirror off with out breaking it nor destroying the dry wall! WE removed a mirror like a few years back and it was disasterous. Can;t wait to see the finished room!

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    1. Oh no Jennifer, I'm sorry to learn that. Thanks for checking in :-)

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  10. oh man those mirrors are the biggest pain to remove....kudos for not breaking it....i totally would have. demolition is so liberating, isn't it?

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    1. Hahaha...Tara you are so funny. I would really have loved to smash it to pieces, but I wanted to use it elsewhere, hence the tolerance...lol.

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  11. I know exactly how a fresh paint job can feel! And the removal of that builder grade mirror! Way to go!

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