I really love the Dish Wall Mirror from Crate & Barrel.
We don't have a Crate & Barrel where I live, but I always seem to notice it in the catalog, and whenever I've been in the store elsewhere I notice how simple and pretty it is.
And then I sigh at the $269 price tag and move along.
The Alastair Convex Wall Mirrors from Ballard Designs are similar, but still a bit pricey (and while the convex glass is definitely cool, it reminds me of security mirrors in retail stores, and kind of gives me Walleye Vision)
So, I decided to make my own (duh duh DUUUHHH!! Clearly you're shocked ;) )
But what do you think?
I'm super happy with the results:
I had originally purchased these mirrors from Hobby Lobby (half-off, natch) to go with my guest room makeover. I thought the colors would work, but the turquoise color was just too bright so I grey-washed it.
Then the colors were right, but somehow they looked too contemporary for the more rustic, farm-housey room.
So they sat in a drawer.
(And BTW, I'm sorry that this one image is posting sideways.
I've been messing with it for way too long, so I'm just gonna leave it. Hopefully your neck won't suffer for too long... if it does...... stop looking. :) )
I had a wall in the office that was a blank slate and looking for something subtle, and these fit the bill.
I simply painted the frames black (I used chalkboard paint because I happened to have it on hand and it was too cold to spraypaint. Apparently freezing in the middle of a Polar Vortex isn't ideal painting conditions. Who knew.
After the frames were black, I just grabbed my rub'n buff (antique gold) and painted a thin band around the very center to give the illusion of a metal band. It only takes just a teeeeny bit of rub'n buff to get the desired look - this stuff lasts forever! I've had that same tube for more than a year and it's still almost full.
Normally I just use my finger, but I wanted a crisp line so I opted to use a brush for this project.
Done during naptime, with enough time to spare to catch the Hawkeyes on TV.
My kind of project! :)