Mirror Mirror on the... Vanity?

One thing that can really spice up a room is a great mirror. Not only are they functional, but they create depth and light and definitely personality. Well, nothing (in my opinion) is more glamorous than mirrored furniture. I love mirrored furniture. Particularly when it had been antiqued... see for yourself:

This is what I mean by 'antiqued'

This round mirrored table is great, typically mirrored furniture is square.

As beautiful as mirrored furniture is, a lot of it can be really expensive. And even though I believe that investing in really great and timeless pieces of furniture is always a good idea, you need to protect your wallet too.

Which is why I did some searching.... and found a GREAT collection of mirrored furniture at Pier 1!! These pieces range from about $230-$600 and they look great.

I think these are gorgeous, and very affordable. I am sure you could find a tutorial online for antiquing mirrors if you wanted these pieces to look a little older.

Dressy Dressers

I recently stopped by a flea market and found this really great dresser for $50. It was a little beat up but mostly in good shape. Unfortunately I wasn't able to bring it home, but it did get my creative wheels turning. One of my favorite parts about design is redoing something old and giving it new life. Anyway, I did a little searching around for some great dresser ideas, you know, for the next time I find a treasure at the flea market.

These are a little loud for my taste... but I do love the tassels as pulls. It adds a lot of drama. I also think its a great idea to push 2 identical dressers side by side to make one large dresser.

see what I mean?

I absolutely love the idea of painting a design on the drawers. Who says a dresser has to be one solid color anyway?


Did you get some ideas? Next time you are at a flea market or thrift store don't walk right by an old beat up dresser... you never know what a little face lift and some TLC will do.