What do you do with a big old ugly mirror?

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Real Estate Agent with Dove Realty Inc.

My client had a cute little house in a great Seattle neighborhood a with a big mirror attached to the wall in a totally random spot.

Since I wasn't about to rip it down and chance having to repair the wall, I had to figure out how to make it work. And I think this was a pretty dang good solution!

The table is one that I've used many times, and the beauty of it is it looks really substantial even though it doesn't take up a lot of space. The frame hung on the mirror is a trick I've used with big mirrors over fireplaces that are typically found in 1950's style homes. It creates a focus and brings down the scale.

All-in-all, a little staging turns something that's a detriment into a design feature and created an entry way where none existed.

 

  

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Annie Pinsker-Brown
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This is a fabulous idea that I plan to use the next time I encounter one of those ugly mirrors!! Could also work in a bathroom vanity situation with 2 frames over the sinks. Great idea!

January 11, 2009 07:39 PM
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Vicki Styons
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Wonderful idea for the mirror.  Much less expensive that putting an actual mirror over the mirror and it actually looks planned.  Obviously much easier than removing the mirror and much quicker!  Thanks for sharing such a good idea.

Vicki

January 14, 2009 09:08 PM
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Susan Peters
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells
Dove Realty Inc.

Kathy: I think those mirrors are cemented to the wall!

Annie:  You're so right about the 2 mirrors in the bathroom. I've seen it done and it looks great.

Vivian: I know what you mean. I can't pass a second hand store without taking a look.

Vicki: Fast and cheap are my two favorite words.

January 15, 2009 11:19 PM
Rainer
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Pangaea Interior Design Home Stager - Redesign - Model Homes
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Well, that is just sheer genius! I NEVER would have thought of that, but I have sure filed it away in my mind ... just in case!

January 16, 2009 02:12 AM
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Kathleen Garvey
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Coldwell Banker

Hi Susan!-- Hope you are well out there on the other NW part of the US!  Great work on the frame and its use with the basic mirror square.  You have such creative ideas that are GOOD ONES!  : )  Thanks for sharing-Good job!  Regards-Kathleen G

January 16, 2009 06:06 AM
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