We've had a much smaller mirror sitting on the counter in the bathroom for some time. The other broken-ish mirror has been sitting on the floor of the guest bedroom in hopes the broken part would magically disappear or that we'd fix the mirror (HA). Anyway, in November I walked into thte bedroom and the mirror just split down the middle. I wasn't anywhere near it, it just broke when I opened the door. Oh well, at least it gave us the push to get rid of it.
Now we needed a new mirror. We weren't really in search of one but Black Friday sales had other plans. Lowes had some remnant Black Friday sales on the following Sunday--including this huge 42 x 56 mirror for a great deal. We got that baby home, stuck it in the space and the rest is history! Just kidding. We got it home, figured out it didn't fit, so Jeremy had to move all the lights in the bathroom up about a foot before we could install it. While the project ended up taking three more hours than it should have, the mirror now happily resides on our bathroom wall.
Bathroom with temporary mirror
Normally we have our "gossamer leaves" (no joke, that's what our shower curtain is called---I'm not nearly that poetic) shower curtain, but our house is dressed for Christmas. Needless to say, we're quite pleased with the mirror, but more pleased that it's done.