Vintage Shaving Mirror

This weekend was so nice.  We got so much relaxing (& eating!) in and even a few random things ticked off of our "To do" list.  One of them was hanging the vintage shaving mirror I got my husband for Christmas.  (Yeah, I think he really loved it, considering it took until now for us to get around to hanging it ;) 







Our master bathroom is pretty terrible.  I have a green fiberglass shower, linoleum floors and the shower/ toilet area is separate from the vanity area (surrounded in Hollywood style vanity lights- aaahhhh) which makes the small space feel even smaller.  I hide the green shower with a shower curtain that goes up to the ceiling and have simple shower hooks up for our plain white towels.  (The one pro is the all natural light it gets.)  The view into the bathroom makes a great focal point out of the toilet.   arg.


We have plans to redo it eventually, but it's not high up on our priority list. 

BUT.. sometimes the little things make even bad rooms a bit more bearable. 



I decided after installing the mirror that if we just ignore everything but the shaving mirror, the bathroom is perfect!


xoxo, Lauren

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23 comments:

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

The vintage shaving mirror is awesome! I am definitely going to have to get one for my husband! He will love it.

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JWK said...

Love it! Such a good attitude!!

Sherry said...

What a great gift. I really want one in our bathroom. It adds so much character. Very nice.

And I hear you about living with a bathroom that doesn't speak your name. I'm lucky now, I have fairly neutral and barely over a decade. In the past I've lived with a 1950's, out of date, horrid wallpaper and tiling hot mess before!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous find. I have a new version that I love and use every day to do my makeup. Hugs, Marty

Nancy said...

Nice to see you don't have every space in your home perfectly finished and decorated... You are HUMAN!
If it were all finished, you wouldn't have any projects! Hahah, that will never happen if you're a mom, a wife, a decorator... love it!
Nancy
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Karen said...

lol! I love that mirror and if it is a magnifying mirror I could use one like that. It really does look so nice.
Karen at Garden, Home and Party dot com

Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp said...

Nice patina on that old shaving mirror.
Remove your shower door (and frame). It will make you feel better, and make the bathroom look better too. It's any easy fix and place holder until you can do more.
xo xo

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Got to have those things that make us smile! Love that you keep it real! You are the best my friend!
Ruthie

Andrea said...

I like your way of thinking and I love the vintage mirror.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

A seriously great mirror!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Life is all about setting and accepting prioritized and even compromises! Love the mirror; great find!!

Christina said...

Weird, we have the exact same sink, faucet, countertop and our vanity is similar, just painted white in our master bath. Which is also considerably smaller than yours... High on the re-do list around here and will be adding hunt for cute mirror like this one you found!

heyhomeslice said...

hahaha, that's so funny. Sometimes I feel that way about spaces in our homes... just ignore this, and this, and this. Good way to put it!

Jenna

Acquired Objects said...

I love your attitude make do with what you have! I had the worst kitchen in the world, seriously, two of the burners didn't even work. But for 15 years I made do and now I have my dream kitchen with the best of everything, it was worth the wait! Love your mirror!

XX
Debra~

Lindsey said...

Love the interesting detail it brings! You can make anything beautiful.

gatheredhouse.com said...

I've done exactly the same thing! We have a harvest gold sink & tub in the kid's bathroom (it even has a red hot heat lamp - I call it the Holiday Inn chalet - so bad)
I've painted the room a nice blue to play off the yellow and added a mirror an light fixture that helps me forget the rotting pine floor, the tub that only holds 9" of water (which sent me into tears when I was pregnant) and the tile counters...

Hang in there you'll make it beautiful!

1 Funky Woman said...

What a great gift! Love how it looks! Don't worry, it's such a looker you don't notice anything else in the room!

Megan

arrielle_p said...

Great photos. Mirrors are very helpful in the every room because it makes the place look bigger and brighter. :)

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decorartsnow.com said...

The shaving mirror is darling!! I remember my first bathroom -- hideous bright yellow tiles everywhere with a horrible vanity!
Explains why I like white bathrooms today.....
Xo, Lynn

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Laura Trevey said...

Score on the vintage mirror!!

Propools said...

I wish I had one of those shaving mirrors. Dual use mirror for also shaving the back of my neck. Gross I know, but I make my wife do it now and it will definately save her from having to do it.

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