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Old 10-29-2007, 12:37 PM   #16
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Would this look weird?


don't forget the finished pics!!

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Old 11-21-2007, 11:32 AM   #17
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mine's done, infinity effect is there but it's not bad, and if you keep the medicine cabinet slightly opened the infinity effect goes away so it's not bad at all!
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:53 PM   #18
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This is a little late but I wanted to add the idea of adding a wood frame around the mirror. It could be painted to match the door molding or stained.....your choice....I thought it may add a more finished look.

If the mirrored medicine cabinets are too much the maybe remove the doors and replace them with doors made from plywood with molding around the edges and painted to match the other moldings in the bathroom.

post more pics how ever you end up finishing it. I'd like to see..

Hope my ideas help
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:39 PM   #19
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ha! totally forgot my finish pics!!

Well, here's the pics.

Pic1 - original wall with 2 mirrored medicine cabinets
pic2 - medicine cabinets removed / wall re-rocked, new mirror up with beefy brackets
Pic3-5 - final product, mirror up with edges and fully finished.


Now, the way I did this was pretty damn simple to be honest (and INSANELY cheap - the mirror was free and somehow fit perfectly there - materials were the trim pieces which were well under $20, and maybe another $10 max on spray paint and if you factor in the other proudcts I used like liquid nails, spackle, silicone, etc).

I cut appropriate lengths of my trim, which was like $0.50/linear foot (already primed from teh store too!), and bought 4 corner pieces (I don't have a table, so cutting 45 degree angles precisely was out of the question haha).

Used a high gloss rustoleum white spray paint on the 4 cut trim pieces and the 4 corner pieces.

Put that mirror up with waaay more securing hardware than before to be safe.

lined up my pieces and used liquid nails (glue stuff) to adhere directly to the mirror. This was kind of a pain because it didn't want to keep them perfectly in place, so I had to use painter's tape to position them for the first hour or so to keep them in place. <<<I should not that this build does not allow a removal - the hardware is encased here, this mirror cannot be moved or anything, if it needs to come down in the future I'm the only one who may be able to do it w/o having to shatter the mirror, as I kept tabs on where all the brackets were originally. Even still, it'd probably be easier to just smash it off and do another if I needed to, though I won't any time soon because I love how this came out.

I then used spackle where the casing met the corner pieces, maybe 2 applications, then used a fine instrument to detail the spackle so it'd flow nicely and look like it was jointed properly by someone who actually knew how to do this kidn of thing haha.

The spackle didn't match the gloss on the spraypainted pieces though, so I sprayed that spraypaint into a small cap and used a q-tip to paint the spackle spots (the blend was great, surprisingly).

Final step was to silicone (white) the spot where the trim met the glass, both for practical reasons (moisture intrusion), and for a more seamless look where the mirror met the casing.



<<in some of the final mirror pics you can see one of the medicine cabinets that was on that wall originally is now on the opposing wall>>
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:41 PM   #20
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(I should add that, the medicine cabinet that I swapped, was completely redone as well, couldn't have that junky unit in there!! That got a full sand/clean, prime, then high gloss white finish before going into the opposing wall from where it used to be when I got this place)
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:57 PM   #21
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Looking good!! The molding around the mirror looks sweet!!!!

You did a good job!
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:27 PM   #22
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I lived in a rental house one time that had that effect going on and let me tell you... IT GETS OLD FAST....

now in the bedroom......... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... it could be a lot more fun
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:49 AM   #23
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Looks good.. Nice job
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 AM   #24
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thanks for the comments guys

panhandlion, you should've seen the bedroom mirroring in my last place (my college apt), was pretty cool
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In my bathroom, I just installed a large mirror over the sink/toilet. There were previously two mirrored medicine cabinets there, and the idea was to move them to the opposite wall once the mirror went up.

So, the mirror's up now, and I am about to install the mirrored medicine cabinets on the opposite wall, but realized something - it will create that 'infinity effect' (where you'll see yourself X infinity because of the two mirrors). I never even thought of that, I just thought it'd be cool to be able to see the back of your head w/o having to get a handheld mirror, and now right before the installation, I'm starting to think the infinity effect may make it look a little weird.

Any thoughts on this? I attached pics of the medicine cabinets when they were in the wall above the toilet/sink, and pics of the current mirror that's in that spot now.
I think it is not weird i think is funny!

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:13 AM   #26
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Think is funny de mirror, ore is funny dah spam iin ur seegnature?
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:05 AM   #27
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Sorry folks but I just gotta ask. If you place your big mirror on one wall and the cabinets on the other, unless you off-set the cabinets in such a way as to point to the back of your head and place them a little wider so as to see the reflection past the back of your head, or open the doors each time you want to see the back of your head and still place them a little wider apart........mmmmmmm
We have two mirrors on opposite walls, still haven't seen the back of my head through them and didn't want to which is why they're both flat against their respective walls.....
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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hmm dunno - likely that the walls and/or the the medicine cabinet are not 100% true/plumb/level. I know that a while back when I actually went to mount the big mirror, it was a nightmare because the wall bowed forward in an uneven manner, somewhere around the middle of the mirror (going towards the ceiling) the wall started bowing out towards me a little bit. So that mirror's unlikely to be 100%. The medicine cabinet sits flush against the drywall so I didn't even check it for forward/back level, just for side to side, but even the spot where the hinge connects the mirror to the cabinet may not be 100% true.


(although, now that I think of it, I can also see myself a little if in my living room on 2 opposing mirrors, one is a simple mirror hung with string/screw, the other is a whole mirror wall.. This house is from ~1970, maybe it just gets funhouse style after a while lol!)

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