Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Mirrored Windows"

My mirrored windows are up! I have to admit, after we hung them last night I wasn't so sure about the whole idea. Jonathan, on the other hand, really liked them. Which is a little surprising since he thinks I can come up with some pretty crazy ideas :)


Before:





And After!!!





Much better, don't you think? It's amazing how bright it is in here now! Both the before and after pictures were taken on sunny days with the same amount of lights turned on.

Here's the view sitting on the couch...


And if you're wondering, it's not like you're sitting there staring at yourself - when you're on the couch you can't even see yourself.

I love the outcome. I wasn't 100% sure at first, but now that I've gotten a little more used to it I'm loving it. What are your thoughts? Like the blank canvas before? Or the mirrored after?


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Source List:
Leather Couch / Love Seat - Ashley Furniture
Leather Chair/Ottoman - Sam's Club
Curtains - Made by Me - Fabric from Mary Jo's
Rug - Lowes Home Improvement
Wall Color - Bark Mulch by Duron Paint

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76 comments:

  1. I love it. It makes the room look bigger and brighter.

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  2. I love it Holly.. I'm so impressed with your decor and your house is so cute!! I know who I'm calling when I get my own place.. I love it!!

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  3. I love them! Now I need to figure out a way to work some into my decor!

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  4. I am in LOVE!!!!!

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  5. molly@acedoorservicing.comJanuary 21, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    Holly, this is exactly what you needed. Perfect!

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  6. It brightens the room a lot! I love the decor!

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  7. Holly,
    These are amazing! I love how they turned out ... your living room is awesome! ~Ashton

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  8. Love! I think they make the room look totally different :)

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  9. You are awesome sista. I think you should have your own HGTV show ;)

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  10. Holly I LOVE them!! The wall didn't look bare befor at all, but it does look better with them I think. I also love your den, it's such a shame I didn't even know what your Den looked like! I am coming 3ft up the road one day to see the inside of your house! haha.

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  11. I have a mirror like that, but I've never thought about stacking them like you did. However, they make a great impact on your wall and I too like how they look.

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  12. Great idea!.., It really enhances the focal point of the fireplace wall, as well as adding reflective light.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    ..,Please do feel most welcome to also pop by to my little corner of blogland. ~ We'll, 'share a nice fragrant, piping hot cup of tea or coffee'!

    Have a marvelous week!


    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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    P.S. ~ I see that I am your newest follower.., Perhpas you'll also kindly consider following me.

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  13. Great idea- I think they look perfect where you have them and really add a nice feeling to the wall! Well done!!Stopping by from My Romantic Home~ new follower~ stop by and say hello sometime! :)

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  14. What a clever idea. I think they look fabulous. The room even looks larger. Who would have known?

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  15. Awesome. Just what the walls needed. These mirrors add balance, height, and light...amazing job.

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  16. Hi Holly-

    I love what mirrors can do. What a great idea to place a pair on each side of your fireplace. What a big difference. They look like windows and expand the space. I have a narrow family room and placed a large mirror across from a wall of french doors. I love the light it reflects.
    My best- Diane

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  17. The room looks so much bigger and brighter. Beautiful! I love this Idea!!!

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  18. That Clock is awesome too. WOW!

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  19. Why are you unsure?? Its fabulous! It opens up the space, and it gives the room so much character. Great job.. :)

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  20. Hey Holly! I LOVE the windows---they look so good! I'm thinking maybe I should mirror the windows I hung in our living room now! Love your blog and am your newest follower!!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my little vanity re-do!

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  21. The mirrors really opened up your room! Beautiful room & idea!
    Lacy

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  22. That made a big difference! They look great! The "windows" really finish off a beautiful room!

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  23. I just saw this on Before and After and had to tell you how beautiful your room looks. The mirrors are the finishing touch, adding reflection, depth and style. Great job.

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  24. Just saw this on before and after...it is absolutely gorgeous! The mirrors look great.

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  25. I LOVE the room after you hung those fabulous mirrors!! It seems to change it so much. I want that living room to be MINE :) It looks so cozy & welcoming.
    ~Mary

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  26. BEAUTIFUL! YOU DID GREAT! I love the mirrors!

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  27. Love your changes. Everything looks comfortable and inviting but quite chic!

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  28. Saw this on Better After and had to comment on your post. L.O.V.E. the mirror look, and those curtains!!!! PLEASE tell me where you got those curtains. I've been searching for some just like that for so long. shereeflick@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  29. This is simply gorgeous! Wish I had a living room just like it.
    Megan :)

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  30. I love the variety of textures of this room!

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  31. I love the mirrors, the room looks so bright and inviting! Nice curtains too!
    Debbie

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  32. Love it! i have several old windows from an antique building that are screaming at me now, still need the fireplace and furniture placement, it might just fall into place yet...

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  33. Your room looks like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog! I love the mirrored windows! Found you through DIY Showoff and I'm a new follower.

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  34. First, LOVE the mirrors. Love the room. I would LOVE to know the color of the walls?

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  35. Love the change! The room looks great, visiting from Someday Crafts. I'm your newest follower :)

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  36. Love this idea! Great job! New follower :)

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  37. This looks AMAZING! Saw your project on DIY and had to come and tell you how fab it is! Changes the whole room, looks lofty and light - so nice!

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  38. I am so excited that I stumbled across this post. I read it a few months ago...I think from Better After. I was so impressed. I was in a thrift store last week and found 4 of them at $5 each. I immediately thought of your post and bought them! I hope to paint them this weekend and play around with where to put them. I am thinking around my garden tub?! I can't wait. This is such good inspiration! Thank you.

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  39. Wow! They really brighten up the room! Where did you get them? I would love to do them in my basement that has no windows!
    Shelley

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  40. What a great idea !! They are perfect ... I agree ... makes your room look so much brighter, too! Well done! *Becca*

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  41. love that! instant brightness! i think i need to do something along those lines.

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  42. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  43. This is amazing! Love love love how it brightens up the room! What a great idea!

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  44. What a great upgrade to your room; it really make it bigger and lighter! I have some large mirrors around my fireplace like that and I love them!

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  45. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  46. Found your site on Pinterest and I just love your room. Those windows add so much and the rest of the room is pretty fabulous too! Great Idea!!

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  47. I REEally like this room!
    What color are you walls?

    I have brown leather too with tan walls and dark red/burgandy fireplace wall. I am ready for a change. We have a light oak mantel that daddy will not let me paint though.

    I also saw this on Pinterest.

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  48. I just repinned this picture on Pinterest and thought it must have come from a catalog. Your living room is gorgeous! I love it! I have an awkward window on one wall and I might just mirror it to give the room more balance. Thanks for the (p)inspiration!

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  49. What color is the paint on your walls?! I LOVE IT

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  50. I love it!!! Where did you find your coffee table?? That's just exactly what I'm looking for!!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie! The coffee table is from Ashley Furniture - it was purchased several years ago so I'm not sure if they still carry it or not.

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  51. I've been on the hunt for a nice leather living room set. I'm in love with yours. Do you happen to remember the name of the collection from Ashley Furniture and the chair from Sam's?

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      I'm really sorry but I have no idea what collection they are :(

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  52. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try it out in my living room.

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  53. I found your blog through Pinterest. I have a dated honey-oak window pane mirror that I was about to donate, but I think I'll give painting it white a try because your mirrors reflect so much light.

    I LOVE your curtain fabric. I know that you wrote you purchased it at Mary Jo's, but would you happen to know the name of the manufacturer or the pattern? I'd like to use something like this in my master bedroom, but we don't have that store around here. Thanks!

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  54. What a great idea, Holly. I've seen this pinned numerous times and thought it was about time to stop by and check out your blog. I'm glad I did and now I'm following along.

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  55. Holly, I came across this after pic on Pinterest and fell in love with the idea because I have a living room with NO window and the closest source of light is in the adjacent kitchen/dining room which is semi-open concept. I saved this picture as inspiration and a to-do project but I longed to see the rest of the room details. I'm so glad I finally found your blog. What you've done looks fantastic!

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  56. The room looks wonderful!! Can you tell me where you purchased the mirrors?

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thank you!! The mirrors were purchased from Hobby Lobby.

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  57. The room looks wonderful!! Can you tell me where you purchased the mirrors?

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  58. Your room is beautiful and inspirational! I love your rug; is that a recent purchase from lowes? I'd love to try and find something like it.

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      The rug was purchased a few years ago (maybe 3-4 years?) and it's still looking great. I have two young children and it hides stains like nobody's business :) Good luck, hope you can find it!

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  59. Where did you get your mirror windows?? I must know!

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    1. The mirrors are from Hobby Lobby... last time I checked they still had them :)

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  60. This room is gorgeous. I would love to know the wall color

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    1. Thank you :) The wall color is "bark mulch" by Duron Paint

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  61. I LOVE your clock.....and your room as well. Where did you find the clock?

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    1. The clock came from Target a few years ago.

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