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Mirror, mirror, on the wall

By Christa Terry

A solid full length wood-framed mirror on a hinge is the sort of thing one can leave to one’s children. A collection of tiny mirrors arranged in wacky patterns is the sort of thing that makes visitors to one’s home say “Wow!” I don’t currently have any children, which is why I prefer to surround myself with things that are often funkier than they are cozy.

There’s more than one way to admire oneself

These fabu pre-grouped mirrors from the Domus Design Collection cost anywhere from a few hundred bucks to figures well into the thousands. I’m challenging myself to replicate them using mirror lots I find on eBay and just a touch of ingenuity. As many of you have said in the past, plenty of accessories for the home are grossly overpriced. This, I think, is the perfect chance to prove you right.

3 Responses to “Mirror, mirror, on the wall”

  1. Twistie Says:

    Yep, this is definitely a place where I’d DIY. Not only do you save money, you’re not limited by the sizes and shapes of mirror conglomerations currently available through commercial sites.

    I’m loving that set up on the lower right, but I can’t think of a spot in my house where it would really fit as given. But if I found a good deal on small mirror tiles, I could easily adapt that to fit my shower or a corner of my kitchen or any place I thought could use a reflective surface or two.

  2. Jennie Says:

    Used compacts, blushes, etc…are also great sources of fun mirror shapes. Yard sales, Good Will, and thrift shops often sell these for 5 or 10 cents then you pull them apart and use the mirrors for an eclectric grouping.

  3. Sunflowery Says:

    OMG are you kidding me about those prices??? I have EXACTLY the same arrangement of the little square mirrors over my couch (which everyone who’s ever been into my apartment loves and promptly imitates!). Total cost – $20, made from an arrangement of 16 of these IKEA mirrors!

    They come 4 in a pack, and I stuck them on with double sided tape – easy on – easy off!

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