I had also seen this cool rip off of a Pottery Barn mirror and somehow these two ideas mingled in my head. I wanted to marry the mirrored tiles with the ornate clock and have it cover a whole wall (you guys know I like to go big by now, don't you? :)). Because I've wanted the space above our couch mirrored in some way since we bought the house but it just hadn't worked out that way yet.
These two images of huge, industrial buildings (train stations, actually) with ornate clocks against steel and glass window panes represent the feeling I was going for and I don't think I'd ever have had this idea if I hadn't found that clock at the thrift store :) Funny how random finds can change everything.
Of course I'm not going to be able to recreate something as grand as that on my Dollar tree budget but for a total of $14 for the mirrors (from the Dollar Tree) I think I did pretty well. The rest I had on hand or shopped from other rooms in the house.
A couple of befores, with the clock in the middle. The clock has some mirrored surfaces all around the clock face (which of course ties it in nicely with the other mirrors in my finished design).
The mirrors came with all different colored frames and I cleaned out the whole supply of these mirrors at my store :)
These mirrors were unusually big in size for the Dollar Tree which is why I got them (the larger size=cheaper to cover the wall space I had in mind) but I know they always have mirrors of slightly smaller size on hand if you're planning on doing this yourself.
The wall space above still needs a little something. I have some ideas and will get back to you on that. I really love the vibe in the living room now, though. This wall brings in so much light and some elegant, glimmering surfaces.
Did you notice the new to us leather couch we got handed down? :) The old couch had finally fallen prey to the hopping monkeys that terrorized it for the last few years of it's life.
I like how people now know to ask us if we want stuff they're getting rid of :). We're like the last station before the dump :) Only problem is our garage is filling up with stuff and we're seriously considering a garage sale.
So what do you guys think about the mirror wall? Do you love it as much as I do? :)
Ps. Linking up with
The Thrifty Home
Blue Cricket Design