I am really excited to share this little wall with you guys – I have been collecting these vintage mirrors for a while now, but didn’t have the perfect place to put them! I had originally planned on using them in Isaac’s nursery, but it just didn’t fit with the other décor that was already in the room. I then planned on using them above our dresser in our living room, but we moved the dresser so it could be the bottom of our open shelving pantry. I love how I was finally able to make a vintage mirror wall in our living room:
I’ve been on the hunt for an older, solid wood dresser and I was finding nothing. So frustrating! I tried thrift stores, ReStore, Craigslist, online yard sales, etc. I just kept finding junk dressers that were marked at over $200!! I couldn’t believe it! But I kept checking every other day or so, until I found this dresser on Craigslist. I ended up scoring it for $60, and it is perfectly beat up. I am seriously loving how it’s aged, and I think it fits perfectly in this space (don’t worry – it looks like it’s touching the radiator in these pictures but I promise it’s not!!) I want to eventually get new knobs for it, but I haven’t found any I love just yet.
So, back to the mirrors. I’ve been picking them up ever since I fell in love with this mirror which I used for a centerpiece (it’s the one in the top right corner – I painted it again!!). The mirrors are actually vintage vanity trays and weren’t designed to be hung on the wall at all. We added picture wire and broke the rules
I got the globe at ReStore for $5 a few years ago, but never found the perfect spot for it. The books were thrifted or borrowed from my husband’s very large seminary book collection upstairs. The vase is from West Elm.
The lamp base was a tricky decision (another thrifted find) and I asked for your input on Instagram. I really liked a bigger base originally, but used this one because the scale worked better in this small space. I’m glad I did – I love how it looks now! I painted it with some Martha Stewart metallic paint in “light gold” (affiliate link)
I used this because it’s what I had on hand. It was a little “gloppier” than I’d like, and it didn’t make a perfectly smooth coat, but I am a very impatient painter and I didn’t wait as long as I should have between coats. I am truly happy with how it turned out and I am a little obsessed with the color.
I just love the whole feel in this little corner – a bunch of vintage finds, warm wood tones mixed with metals in all different finishes. It’s so fun to play with this combination!
Finally – can I just tell you that it’s SO HARD to take pictures of multiple mirrors and not get yourself in every single shot? (PS – yes I do have a pacifier in my hand)
Also hard? A little guy who was under my feet the whole time – getting into trouble Just wanted to share the reality of my life with you in a few pictures:
Wouldn’t have it any other way!! I love that little man!
Do you like using unexpected items on the wall? What about mixing metals and wood? Have you found any quality used dressers lately?
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