Help with vanity lights

FamCookMarch 31, 2014

I need help with vanity lights for my master bathroom. This mirror was my grandmothers and I decided to use it in my master bath above a 48" vanity. The mirror is 30.5" wide and almost 50" long. I absolutely love it and will think of her everyday I use it. You can't see all the detail, but I t really is nice. Hand carved, etc.

I was thinking lights on either side at 5.5' off the floor and about 5" from each side.

Also, I think the mirror is currently upside down in the picture. I used it for years, but have since had children and can not remember for the life of me. My dear brother (who took the pic) thinks its the right way due to hardware.

Do you think it matter which way it's hung for the light placement? At ideas for sconces? I saw just like this from Restoration Hardware, but they were a little pricey.

I'll attach my inspiration picture. I'm thinking of a white vanity, maybe gray. Probably just a black top, no movement. Kind of vintage inspired faucet.

Thanks!

Edited to add question

This post was edited by FamCook on Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 18:20

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FamCook

Here my inspiration pic. I'm not sure ill do that dark of a color, but everything else in the bathroom, tile surround, tub, toilet are white. Probably a black and white basket weave with gray grout for the floor.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:02PM
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alex9179

It looks right side up, to me. Usually, the tall decorative piece is on top.

I'd figure out where the mirror is hanging, then put in the boxes for the fixtures so that they are around that 65" as well as close to the center of the mirror. You can fudge a bit, of course.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:54PM
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FamCook

alex9179 - thanks, I think it is the right way. Plus my DH is pretty sure it goes that way.

Good idea to measure it. The RH lights are 10" long, so I think fudging would be pretty easy.

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 6:25PM
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