Framing out the medicine cabinet. Sconces. Crown molding. Happiness.
Paul had already built the interior of the medicine cabinet and hung the door. While we were waiting to get the large mirror for the right hand wall, he built a small ledge to support it.
You can see how we decided where the sconces should go. It looks very specific and technical with all the numbers and elaborate-diagrams… but really was just Paul holding up the lamps while I said—higher, lower, to the right, no, more, less, up, down, left, across…
The sconces will be installed through the glass. The mirror store cut out the openings for us, and we picked it up and installed it ourselves. We managed to bring the mirror home, get it in the house, and attach it to the wall without breaking it, chipping it, or scratching it. Kind of a miracle, seeing as how it’s over four feet tall.
It looked rough and generic until the crown molding went up.
Today’s lesson: everything is better with crown molding.
May 23, 2012 @ 2:00 pm
Gorgeous, girl! That husband of yours does amazing work. Of course I know it’s all with your supervision. (giggle) It’s wonderful to have a partner that can make your “dreams come true”. So much talent. The crown molding just makes this look …. well… I’m speechless. It’s magazine worthy, really. Nothing beats thick beautiful white trim! Those lights in the mirror will just sparkle and bounce – great idea.
Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
May 24, 2012 @ 7:29 am
Ha! Yes, my supervision is invaluable…
I really cannot believe how well it’s turning out. When I saw the nearly-finished project, I was pretty much speechless. The bad thing? Is that when I really like something, and it’s new and pristine… I don’t want anyone to touch it. Let alone muck it up storing toothpaste and razors in it…
May 25, 2012 @ 10:34 pm
That’s really beautiful. I’ve always liked sconces mounted on glass…such a custom look. Your hubby is amazingly talented. Lucky you found each other..your good taste and his engineering skills equal fabulous home!
Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
May 29, 2012 @ 12:53 pm
Thanks Karen!! Sometimes husband wishes I had fewer “great ideas.” He gets this look on his face when I approach him with graph paper, saying—I’ve drawn up a fantastic new design for X project…
July 1, 2013 @ 4:54 am
YES, Everyting IS better with crown molding!!!
And I am so like you….”Okay, now that it is perfect, even though It took a dinosaur age to get there, NO one TOUCH IT!!” ….after we moved into our just finished home, all the kids heard was, “Don’t sit in the living room to eat…you HAVE to sit at the table!” which they always had done before, I don’t know why they wanted to eat in the living room NOW! Then when we got the new dining set, it was “No eating at the TABLE!!!” and the kids looked at me ….”Who are you and what have you done with our crazy mom, this is BEYOND crazy!” Then when we finally finished the deck….the kids said ” Oh….no….now the MOM is gonna make us eat every meal OUTSIDE ON THE DECK! EVEN in WINTER!” I was so glad they finally saw the light….
May 4, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
Oh, great. Now I need crown molding. Except I don’t think it will look right in my mid-century modern style home. What to do?