Chunky Floor Mirror

19 Oct

I’ve wanted a chunky floor mirror for years, but I’ve never been willing to shell out the dough to buy one.  I originally saw them at Crate and Barrel, but their hefty price tag deterred me. Then, Ikea started carrying them for $99.  I put them on our universal wedding registry on Amazon, but no one was interested.  So, I still want one.  But, I’m actually glad that no one bought it for us because I recently saw something way better than any store-bought mirror could be:

(I know, the table and chairs are gorgeous.  I want them too, but focus on that mirror)

You can see it a little better here:

I read that they made them from an old weathered pallet and old closet mirrors.  The search was on.  I too wanted my own weathered pallet chunky mirror.  And, when I say the search was on, it was really me whining to Sean that I sure wish that some old wood would show up on our doorstep.

Well, it practically did.  Yesterday we were out for a walk with our dogs, and our neighbor was getting rid of some wood that would be perfect for this very project.  We were close to home (about 3 blocks), and I offered to go get the car so Sean didn’t have to carry it all the way home, but he picked them up and carted them back.  I know he thinks I’m crazy when I find random things in the neighborhood that I make him carry down the street, but they always turn out cute, so hopefully he realizes I do have a vision.  I’m not sure what my neighbors think, but oh well.

So, the wood is currently sitting in our garage, but as soon as I finish this project, I’ll show you how it all came together!


8 Responses to “Chunky Floor Mirror”

  1. Amy 10/20/2010 at 8:14 am #

    Oh that’s so pretty! I wish I could be as crafty as you. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  2. Jackie Sears 10/20/2010 at 8:58 am #

    Cute! Anxious to see the final product!

  3. Mina 10/20/2010 at 9:42 am #

    whoa that is going to be awesome!

  4. Amy 10/20/2010 at 9:47 am #

    Hehe, I can see Sean carrying wood down your street 🙂

    Love the mirror! Can’t wait to see your final product!!

  5. Nikki 10/20/2010 at 9:49 am #

    Love it!! Can’t wait to see it finished! Oh, and I adore the table too!!!

  6. Megan 10/20/2010 at 9:54 am #

    Whoa I’m really impressed you’re going to make one yourself! I’m excited to see how it turns out – do you happen to feel like making one and bringing it to Baltimore?! Ha!

  7. Creature Gorgeous 10/20/2010 at 8:49 pm #

    OHHHHH, I cannot wait to see how it turns out. I think it is fantastic–and bonus–that you happened on the wood. Like it was meant to be. It’s green. And it’s more economical. Good luck on it, and again, I can’t wait to see it!


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