Before & After: Bathroom Mirror (Plus Giveaway!)

Hey ya’ll! I know, I know…I’ve been a bad blogger! I missed a week (had some technical difficulties!) and that was pretty bad considering that I’ve been dangling a fun giveaway from my last post. Well, before I get to the giveaway, I wanted to give an update on our fun and funky retro bathroom!

I'm still on the hunt for the perfect mirror!

I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mirror!

Remember when our bathroom went from early 60’s funk to a clean and timeless face-lift? After the big reveal, I received some comments about our antique mirror. People were NOT digging the oak framed mirror with our 20’s inspired, black and white bathroom. Needless to say, ya’ll gave me a new mission…to find the perfect mirror to compliment our new look.

At first, I started looking at places like Lowes, Home Depot and HomeGoods for a frameless mirror on a pivot, like this one:

Moen Glenshire pivot mirror from Home Depot...

Moen Glenshire pivot mirror from Home Depot…

Problem was, the dimensions were all wrong…and most of these mirrors are around 24″-26″ tall, which wouldn’t have worked with our light fixture. I really liked the way it looked in Dorie’s bathroom from Tuesdays with Dorie:

I love Dorie's bathroom in her bungalow...but this mirror would have been too large for my small bathroom...oh well:(

I love Dorie’s bathroom in her bungalow…but this mirror would have been too large for my small bathroom…oh well:(

So I was back on the hunt…but this time, for something vintage. Luckily, I didn’t have to go that far. I live about 4 miles from a cute antique shop and when I went in I found…not only ONE vintage frameless mirror from the 1920’s …but TWO! And I had a gift card:) Lucky day!

A perfect fit!! And no more oak frame...this one is frameless baby!

A perfect fit!! And no more oak frame…this one is frameless baby!

The smaller mirror has scalloped cute and feminine.

The smaller mirror has scalloped edges…so cute and feminine.

And to make the room complete, we hired A & J Resurfacing to give our old cast iron tub a much needed makeover! The tub wasn’t in horrible shape before, but was very dull and dingy from 40-some years of use. And we couldn’t be happier with the results! It looks like a brand new tub!

Isn't she lovely? Now where's my champagne and bubble bath?

Isn’t she lovely? Now where’s my champagne and bubble bath?

Okay, so enough about the bathroom! How about entering for a fun freebie? To celebrate my one year Blog-Birthday, I’ve crafted a one of a kind wool and homespun penny-rug heart to show my love and appreciation to all of my lovely readers (this means you!). Hang it on a door knob, a windowsill or display it on your favorite antique bookcase!


All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what treasure you’re on the hunt for in 2013! That’s it! One lucky winner will be selected at random on Friday, January 25th at 8pm. (Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada, no purchase necessary to enter, duplicate entries will be deleted and one entry per email address only). The winner will be announced on next week’s post, so check back! Good luck!

Copyright 2013. The Savvy Seeker blog by Erin Hurley-Brown. All Rights Reserved.

9 thoughts on “Before & After: Bathroom Mirror (Plus Giveaway!)

  1. Your bathroom looks just like my 1918 one! SAME tub…only we couldn’t find someone to re-finish it so unfortunately with a new baby we had to have it covered with one of those one day things. My tile used to be pink! I lived with it for 8 years and then we switched to white subway tile! LOVE that you chose a vintage mirror! This year I am on the hunt for one of those old metal wash stands!

  2. I covet thy bathroom. No doubt about it. You had a great concept and you executed it well. One flaw … and you fixed it. The harder I try to improve mine, the worse it gets. Latest attempt: There is no nearby linen closet but there is some floorspace in my oversized circa 1990 ugly bathroom. So I am on the lookout for an inexpensive zany-looking piece of wooden furniture that I can paint a happy color. It can be up to 48 inches wide. It can be up to 20 inches deep. It can be up to six feet tall. Right now, towels — and weird stuff in baskets — are on open chrome wire shelving. Bleah. Well. Come to think of it? I’m probably looking not looking for an object yet. I’m still looking for an IDEA!

    • This is NOT me trying to get a second shot at the prize. really. truly. I forgot to say how adorable the prize is … and that I would love to see more of the penny rugs and how you use them to decorate your home … rita

  3. Erin, what a great blog. I am in actually looking to replace all of my lighting in my townhouse to a more retro look this year. I finally found the right double ceiling fan and light fixture for my kitchen . Your blog shown an example of the Bell jar light so cool. Thanks

  4. Love it Erin! You have such an artistic eye! I really hope I can get to spend some time with you soon , since we ARE cousins! You just light up a room with your amazing smile. So much I’d love to learn about you ,& your hubby!!

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