Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vestibule done- 4 years in the making!

A few weeks ago I posted about my search for a full length mirror with a curved top for my entrance hall. Unfortunately I didn't find one - actually I fortunately didn't find one. Here is why:

One merry little day as I went through my blog roll I saw this picture

I then said "Hey, I have that mirror! Where is it??? Oh, it's hidden behind the bed in the guest bedroom!" I dropped the laptop, ran into the bedroom, moved the bed, pulled out the heavy mirror, ran into the entry hall, held up the mirror and did a happy dance. I loved the look of the old mirror against the wood paneling. The mirror belonged to my mother in law but I kept it thinking that I could use it in the bathroom remodel- luckily it didn't work in the bathroom.

So here is the result:

Here is a close-up of the mirror: 

Other little items were added such as:
 The little bench purchased at Finnegan's Market in Hudson for 30$ and this umbrella stand (actually a tall vase) purchased at Home Sense for 25$.

And the cherry on top- this deer head key hook purchased at Zone on St. Denis for 9$. I love it! 

So let's review this little halls transformation:
In 2006 when we purchased the house.

In 2008 after completing the wood paneling to mask the ugly tiles seen above.

 Today- 2010. 4 years in the making:) I like the wood but found that it was maybe too much. I find mirror cuts the all the wood, softens all the hard edges and adds some visual interest.

Read the posts about the wood paneling inspiration and DIYing here
Thanks for reading and I'd love to know what you think.



  1. Fantastic! Great redecorating. I wish I had your vision.

    Lena xoxo

  2. Love the mirror! It looks great!

  3. looks great-i love the light that mirror brings, and even greater that you had it on hand!

  4. Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...