Remember how we replaced the bedroom side tables? Since I subscribe to the ‘Waste not, Want not mentality’ (aka the I-don’t-got-no-money lifestyle), I couldn’t replace the bedside tables without turning the old ones into something uber-fabulous.
Before the mirror+luggage rack were just a little old place for a cup of water and a bedtime book. Now they are…wait for it…be patient…here it comes…
A MIRROR & LUGGAGE RACK!
I can’t help the cheese, ya’ll. It’s within my veins.
Anyhoo, the guest bedroom was the perfect place for the luggage racks. And the mirrors just needed a little updating for them to fulfill their lives as lovely faux windows. That’s right. you heard correctly. I wanted my reflective beauties to create a fake window in my den.
First, I gave the mirrors a coat of white paint…yes, me and white paint are like Fifty & Eminem….brothers from another mother. Then I snagged a piece of lattice from Home Depot. I decided that this new mirror would be perfect to reflect the light from the door across the room. So I went to work brainstorming about the design…diamond, octogon, inside rectangle, maybe even spell out “I love Highschool Musical”…
In the end, I decided to make it look like another window. My boyfriend was ever-so-kind-enough to hang the beauts. Look at that focus…that determination…that manly forearm…it’s totally hot 🙂
Now we have a fakerroonie window/mirrors on the wall above the newly stained dresser. Not only does it open the space up but in the mornings, these bounce around the light pouring in from the deck door. And who wouldn’t love more light these days? Combined the light with the illusion of space, and these faux windows are just the thing for my den. Seriously, if mirrors weren’t so dangerously shard-y, I would totally kanoodle them. Because let’s face it, mirrors are to home decor like fiber is to your diet…except the only horn you’ll toot is how dang good your house looks.
For more info on the benefits of mirrors go check out TYH’s post.