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:
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.