By the way, all that held that mirror in were two little clips. You know, the ones that I was shaking/hitting with the shelf with every hit? The ones that were screwed into the backboard by all of a centimeter? So thank you, Jesus, for not allowing that mirror to crash on my face. I know I had it coming.
|Look closely; you'll see how little grip each screw had.|
Thesaurus.com didn't have an "e" word for stubborn. Oh well, you get the idea.
My grand plan was to cover the existing light fixture with a piece of trim across the front and plexiglass underneath. I imagined it would look built-in. I was further encouraged when I realized the shelf I had just removed was the perfect width for the job:
That left us with a problem: we still had no idea how to reconstruct the area. I quickly came to the understanding that we would have to replace the light fixture, remove the trim along the top of the cabinets, and reinstall it around the cabinets and along the back wall. And we in that last sentence = Pat because aside from demolition, my carpentry and electrical skills are nil. Since the plan had originally been for this to be a Pat free project, I dreaded telling him what needed to be done.
This is the part where you see how great my guy is: he came up with the idea on his own, knowing how much work he would have to put into it. This is how it looks right now, after he removed the light fixture and the silly extra piece of wood it was mounted to:
Have you ever demolished part of your house without having a plan for putting it back together? Do you have any suggestions for reinstalling the mirror? Have you tempted fate with mirror safety? Does your laziness ever threaten to join forces with your stubbornness to form an invincible foe?