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« on: January 07, 2009 02:12:27 PM »

I've been looking for a lighted mirror for quite some time and I can't seem to find anything. I want one that looks like a backstage dressing room mirror, something with a very vintage hollywood feel. I could only find one photo of what I'm talking about, and unfortunately I forgot about the craftster rule about direct linking to photos. So sorry bout that, but here's what I'm talking about:

I don't have a lot of money to spend on it, I think at absolute most I could spend 125 dollars. I've searched theatre supply websites and all sorts of things, so I need your help. If all else fails I could get a large rectangle mirror and buy 3 separate mirrored vanity lights, but there's only one light hookup in my bathroom, so is it incredibly hard to split electricity for three lights, or is what I'm talking about a horribly terribly dangerous idea?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009 03:41:55 PM »

What if you bought a large rectangle mirror, painted it white, and bought a string of these globe lights:
http://www.nextag.com/string-lights/search-html 
there are just a few examples there, but I'm sure you could find more options.

You could drill holes along the wooden frame of the mirror, and find some way to detach the "globes" from the lights, slip the lights through the holes, and reattach the globe, so that the string was hidden on the backside of the mirror. 

I hope that made scene and could be of some help!  good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009 05:53:27 PM »

If all else fails I could get a large rectangle mirror and buy 3 separate mirrored vanity lights, but there's only one light hookup in my bathroom, so is it incredibly hard to split electricity for three lights, or is what I'm talking about a horribly terribly dangerous idea?



Great idea, and not horribly terribly dangerous. (Turn off the main power before you tackle this, though!) Any basic wiring book will take your through it. It's not even horribly terribly difficult.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009 06:59:41 PM »

OOh Thanks for your help! I think I'm going to have to split the power to three lights. I like the idea of the globe lights but the green wire won't look right in my bathroom.
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