Finishing The Final Touches To Your Project

Your project is almost complete after all of your hard work. It is now time to repaint your bathroom walls. Once you have painted the walls and they have dried, you will want to replace all moldings with new flat trim. This trim should match the color of your new cabinet. Then, research how to drill holes into glass tiles. This step is necessary for the mirror mounting clips. Mirror mounts usually contain both spring loaded and fixed clips. The spring loaded clips are for the top while the fixed clips are for the bottom. Measure the mirror and mark clip locations using a permanent marker. The upper clips must be mounted 3/4 inches below the mark in order to allow for proper functioning of the spring loaded clips. You will need a 1/4 inch glass drill bit to drill your holes. This can be found at any local hardware store. It is essential that you drill very slowly to help prevent overheating. Spray the drill bit and glass tile with water to help ensure the tile does not crack. Next, place an anchor into the drilled holes to help hold the weight of the mirror. Place the top edge of the mirror into the spring loaded clips and gently lift up. Then, gently lower the mirror into the bottom clips. 

The next task is mounting your light fixtures. Make absolutely certain that the power is off at the breaker box. This important step will prevent electrocution. Once you have ensured the power is off, strip the light fixture wires back about 1/2 inch. Refer to the instructions to ensure you remove the correct amount for your wire connectors. Electrical junction boxes may be recessed in noncombustible materials, such as tile, up to 1/4 of an inch; however, because the tile is more than 1/4 inch thick,an extension box should be added. This will allow the fixture to be mounted flush. Now it is time to wire in the light. Begin by wrapping the ground wire around the grounding screw in the electrical box and tighten. Connect the remaining ground wire to the fixture and secure with a wire connector. Finish by connecting the white wire from the electrical box and the light fixture together and the two remaining hot wires together. 

Tools You Will Need for the Project 

Before beginning any DIY project, it is essential to gather all materials and tools you will need to complete the project. This will prevent frustration and save you time. 


Cordless drill and 1/4 inch glass drill bit 

Caulk gun and caulk 

Miter saw 

4-in-1 screwdriver 

4-foot long Level 

Adjustable wrench 

Bucket

Framing square 

Hacksaw 

Grout float 

Notched trowel

Drywall saw 

Pry bar

Plumbers tape 

Safety glasses 

Voltage tester 

Slip joint pliers 

Utility knife 

Wire stripper/cutter 

Taping knife 


Materials List 

Review the following list to ensure you have te necessary materials to finish the job. 

Vanity and Vanity top

Sink and Faucet

Tiles

Wall sconces 

Mirror 

Junction boxes 

Remodeling electrical box 

14/2 electrical wire

Wire nuts and Wire staples 

Thin set mortar or tile adhesive

3" cabinet screws 

Plastic anchors 

Mirror clips 

Water Supply lines 

Electric box extension

1 1/4" PVC trap kit