Here's a shot of the mirrored medicine cabinet (both front and side view) prior to being removed from the wall:
It's the side view that really seals the deal on removing this unit - the mirror itself isn't in bad shape, but I've been at a loss with how to make it medicine cabinet look less like a cabinet with that much of it protruding from the wall:
All it took was a screwdriver to remove the 4 screws on the inside of the mirror, a utility knife to break the seal that was created when I painted the wall red, and it popped right out:
After the cabinet was out, the hanging of the new mirror went surprisingly easy once I measured (and re-measured, and re-measured....). I used a plastic drywall anchor on one side, but fortunately hit a stud on the other side, so I was able to screw directly into the stud on that side. Here's the result:
Much better, don't you think? The only problem is, that by updating the out of date medicine cabinet, the overhead light looks even WORSE to me than it did before - but I'm on a search for the perfect light that doesn't break the bank. Here are 2 lights I'm loving right now for this space (both from Shades of Light):
Option #2 :
When you factor in taxes and shipping, both of these are out of my price range, but I think these pics will at least help me to narrow my search for a similar style - I'll keep you posted on how it all turns out!