Have you ever experienced the awkward moment of trying to get closer to the bathroom mirror, but the vanity is really in the way? Then this tutorial is for you! I’m sharing an IKEA FRACK mirror hack inside bathroom vanity to make evening routine and applying makeup so much easier!
What happens when you use kitchen cabinet for bathroom vanity
what happens when you use kitchen cabinet for bathroom vanity? Well, the mirror becomes very hard to reach. The standard cabinet depth is 24″, plus the countertop 1″ overhang, makes 25″ distance between the edge of the vanity and the wall mirror.
As a small person, there’s only so much I can lean forward to reach the mirror, and it has become quite difficult for me to see myself clearly in the mirror. It is extra challenging when I apply makeup to my face (usually in a rush). Interesting, I never had experience using kitchen cabinet for bathroom vanity, hence not aware of this issue at all. It would be a crazy and costly to redo the vanity, so I’ve come up with a smart(I think) solution to solve this problem.
The perfect solution for people who can “squat” – FRACK mirror hack
To keep the vanity counter clean, I store all my routine stuff inside the vanity, such as face cream, eye cream, etc. One day as I was putting cream on my face staring at the inside of my vanity, I thought: “what if there’s a mirror inside my vanity? Since I’m staring at it anyway when apply face cream or makeup…”
So immediately did I start on investigation, and I found a very affordable solution – IKEA FRACK mirror! What I like about it is how flexible and secure it is. As it is attached to the cabinet, I can drag it out whenever I need a mirror, or push it back to the corner when not in use.
The caveat is it requires a small stool or noting if you can squat. As an Asian person, I was trained to squat for a very long time since I was young. So squatting and applying face cream at the same time is never a problem for me. In fact it is more relaxing than standing. However, my husband is not capable of squatting because he didn’t grow up doing that lol.
FRACK mirror hack: in-vanity mirror installation
What you’ll need:
IKEA FRACK mirror
2 x 1/2″ long round head screws (might need matching washer if the head is too small. Round head and short screw is the key! I used 3/4″ long screw with flat head, and it stick out from the outside wall of my vanity ?♀️
The installation is pretty easy, once you have assemble the FRACK mirror, position the to where you want to attach it, and mark the 2 holes. Play with the mirror a bit, to ensure it has space to move around once installed.
Use a drill to attach screw to the holes on the base of FRACK mirror. I found the holes a bit big so if you screw head is small, place a washer in between.
FRACK mirror hack “before” and “after” comparison
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