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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall......

So I finally hung up my plastic mirror I got at Goodwill some time ago.  It was a hideous fake gold so I originally painted it white (you know the whole shabby chic thing) but soon got tired of that, so  recently I saw a picture in a magazine (can't remember and now can't find it) of a beautiful kitchen with a gorgeous silver and gold Louis IV mirror hanging above the stove and it gave me an idea.  If I silver leafed my mirror with a tiny bit of gold I could do the same thing!  So Voila!


 I know, I know, it's going to be a pill to keep clean but I just can't help it.  It looks so good how can I take it down?  Eventually I'll have to when we put in the stove hood but until then.......
I see a step ladder and lots of Windex wipes in my future.


  1. Umm, yeah. Totally awesome.
    Thanks for your comment on Sanity Keepers.
    My heart went flip flop over that flooring - we are bashing our tile soon to replace with 100 year old reclaimed log cabin wood...
    Would love to see more pics - I'll hunt around your blog.
    Did you do your kitchen cabs? I only ask cause that is what we do for a living (Faux kitchen cabs) and yours look nice.

  2. I think it looks great, we are getting ready to remodel our kitchen and I was thinking about using a mirror over our sink.

  3. That looks amazing! I also love your potatoes in the bike baskets....just so creative...

  4. Wow Beth, you've got a great eye to see those tiny potatoes! Yeah, I do love my bike baskets for onions, garlic and potatoes.


  5. Are you kidding? This looks fantastic. Your whole kitchen looks fantastic! So what if you need to buy stock in Windex!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! You won't ever regret it! I put an old fireplace mantle mirror right over the kitchen sink as a back splash in my old apartment above my store and people told me it would be a mess - it was a little messy - but I LOVED and was so happy with it (you can probaby see photos of it somewhere on my blog). You did a GREAT job!!


  7. Elizabeth, I agree. Some suffer for fashion...I'm willing to suffer for decor! lol

  8. I bet you saw that pic in house beautiful, maybe a year ago, I remember it. They had a huge mirror behind the stove and some sort of antique table as an island, the kitchen looked almost like a living area, very cool



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