Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

I've been on kind of a nesting spree lately! Ben Bernanke, you cannot blame low consumer confidence on us!

The latest obsession? A sweet mirror for our dining room.

As you may know, in our Condo the living room and dining room are one big open room.

I've been on the hunt for a cool mirror to go above our dining room table for a while. But now that we found our living room art, I'm ready to buy something for that part of the room to really complete it!

Here is how the room will look once we get the art.

You like how I superimposed the image of our art onto that living room picture? Yeah, I'm crafty like that.

I decided that a round mirror would be best for the space above the table, so I scoured the internet to find mirrors that would fit the bill, and I now present to you my "mirror round-up."


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I love #3, but that's an outrageous price for a stinkin' mirror. #6 doesn't really fit the clean lines and feel of the room. So those two are pretty much out at this point. That leaves the remaining five in the running.

I really like #7 but it's the smallest of them, and I'd really like it more if it was six inches bigger in diameter.

Which one do you like?

31 comments:

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

This is really random, but I recently got a really cool round mirror at Aaron Brothers and I see them all the time at Home Goods. Don't buy one of those overpriced mirrors...you'll regret it AND with the money saved, you'll be able to buy other accessories! : )

Elizabeth said...

Ooh number one for sure. :) It looks like it would match the furniture well.

Pollyanna said...

This kind of depends on how/if you plan to frame the living room art.

Without knowing that, I prefer #2. It has nice straight lines that fit a contemporary style. It also reminds me of a white sun.

You have a lot of browns/blacks so #1 would work too.

I think it's important you get something with presence and has a wide frame (like #1) to balance out the large art piece.

Lucky in Love said...

I'm kinda digging #2!

Sarah Ann said...

I'm really liking number 6, I love the detailed outer edge. But that's just my opinion!

Snaves said...

I would go with #1. It's got the dark brown/black that ties in to the rest of the apartment.

Mrs. Dimple said...

Man, I was going to vote for #6 until you said you were x-naying it. Hmm.. then I'm going to vote #2 :) Loving how it's all coming together!!

Ashley Paige said...

oooh i LOVE number 1! I love the framing.. and I think it would look fab with your color scheme! I've been in the market for one of those free-standing full length mirrors.. Those suckers can break your bank, for sure!! All in due time, I guess!

Sarah said...

I really like #2 and #7 but these all seem a little pricey.

I would definitely go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls and check out their selections...

Love the photoshopping skills with the pic above the couch though!!

Chickie said...

i really like number 1

ingrid said...

Ditto on Home Goods! They have some awesome stuff at a fraction of these prices. I <3 that place.

kristi said...

I love the first and second ones! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I like #1 and #7. Have you checked Pier 1 or World Market?? They usually have a good mirror selection too.

Anonymous said...

I would vote for number #2 or #3, to break up all the dark colors.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love #1 and #7! And I love #2, but it is so different from the others that I like.

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

I love the two from Z Gallerie - #1 and #2!

Shoshanah said...

I think my favorites out of those are 2 & 6

Chic Runner said...

i like 2 and i totally agree, go to home goods, they have some sick deals there. there is one in seal beach. :)

Brittany Ann said...

My vote is for 6 too! Why are the good ones so pricey?

Katie said...

sweet photo shop skills!

Nicole said...

I'm thinking #1 would look great.

Mrs. Dimple said...

It's me again :)
I have a little surprise for you on my blog. Come over and see! ;-)

Tiffany and Chris said...

Thanks for your comment on our blog! I love finding new reads. I agree that #7 is my favorite (along with everything else in that store!) Have you checked out thisyounhouse.com ? A great site that I think you would enjoy.

Ah, and I went to Santa Barbara City College before I transfered back home to CU Boulder :)

Mrs. Limestone said...

Im a little confused about where the mirror is going? Is it for over the couch or elsewhere?

The lake of the Ozarks said...

I like the combination that you made..aheheh..BTW..!!do have some info regarding the lake of the ozarks..??

Jessica said...

From the pictures of your space I like either #1 or #2. #1 if you want to go with your dark furniture or #2 for an opposite effect.

Southern Web Girl said...

Hey! I just read your blog at AngryJulie about being a Gamma Phi. I'm a Gamma Phi too! So glad I found your blog.

Lil' Woman said...

My first thought when I saw the picture was, 'wow, I hope she knows that th eart is crooked'...lol, silly me.

Rachel said...

I like #4 or #7 - they have the cleanest and boldest lines, which goes with what you already have.
I do like #6 though, too. Because it's so different, it's a nice counterpoint.

Jen said...

#2 I love it!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I think I like #1 and #7 but 2 and 6 are cute too =) oh how helpful was that, haha!

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