Check out this new post on how to 'chunk' up these mirrors! Just go here, or click on the picture.
Hello ladies! Hope you all had a great weekend and let this week begin!...hopefully with better weather :) Cross your fingers!
I've been busy getting a clients house done and I ran into a huge predicament. I mean huge. I had a blank wall that was about 9' high and 11' across and had absolutely no idea what to put there. Plus, it had to be
cheap thrifty to keep on budget. So, when I came across these in my Ballard Designs catalogue I swooned! They were perfect!
But of course at $199 each, there was no way, but they are soooo easy to replicate and tailor to your own style! :)
See??? Oh and yes, those only cost my $15...for all three! Oh, and by the way...thats my house :) I loved them so much I had to make some for myself! I'll show you my clients office makeover soon.
Okay. First off. Get your mirrors. I found these at Target for $5 each.
I then figured out all the dimensions. For these mirrors, I needed to put a line every 32 1/4 inch...about~I wasn't way too exact. Then I split it in half and drew a line all the way up the middle.
I used a white eye liner pencil for this. Worked like a charm! And was easy to take off in case I messed up :)
Next, at the first and last intersections, I marked two inches out on each line with a dot, and connected the dots to create the square.
I then found something in my house that had the shape I wanted for the curve....I found it in my a huge metal squarish-roundish pot. I then took a stencil of the part I wanted on some scrap cardboard, lined the edges up with the squares and traced around them on both sides.
Next, I followed the lines with some stain glass window color stuff making sure not to follow the lines that I didn't want - like the ones inside the squares and curves.
Once it was try, I just took a paper towel and erased my pencil marks.
I'm loving this in my dining room. I've been changing that darn room every week and still can't get happy over it. I just don't know whats wrong with it. But, I think this is a good interim project that I'm happy enough with that it will stay there for awhile...I'm sure my husband will be happy also :)
Plus, having these extra mirrors in my house makes the light bounce around like crazy! I love it!
Here's the before:
A ton brighter, right?
Thank you Ballard Designs for your inspiration....once again :)
I just thought of this...I guess this is my 'knock-off' table. lol. Knock off Ballard mirrors and knock-off PB topiaries! Looove!
Have a great week!