Monday, March 24, 2014

Vintage Mirror Gallery Wall

So, last week I randomly created a gallery wall in our dining room with vintage and antique mirrors.
 



We have this long expanse of wall that just never seemed properly filled. Every time we brainstormed ideas we always came back to adding a piece of furniture to the space and then I stalled out. More furniture really wasn't a necessity, plus I thought adding something else in would create more clutter (and I definitely didn't want that).
 
 
 
The other factor was that whatever we did needed to have a strong presence since our living room is open to our dining room and when you are sitting on the couch this wall is your main view.
 
 
 
I had not intended to even work on the dining room at all last week, but then I happened to be sitting on the couch, drinking a cup of coffee and the idea of a mirror gallery wall came to me. And, I totally went with it!
 
 
 
I started by grabbing all the extra, not in use mirrors I had in storage (plus the two that were already in the dining room). I also had a couple in my garage left over from dressers I had sold. Then, I went to the thrift store and bought two more (one being that awesome center aqua mirror). With a coupon, I ended up spending less than $20!
 
 
 
This project took me two full days. The first was spent gathering the mirrors, determining layout (that took me forever) and hanging them.
 
 
 
Day two was spent painting. I wanted to have everything hung before I painted so that I could get a better feel for how I wanted to vary the colors.
 
 
 
In all, I ended up painting five of the mirrors. Three were done in white/cream and two in aqua/blue. I had loved the oval mirror in the bold turquoise color and thought that it would be great to inject more color throughout the gallery. The large center mirror is a custom color that I mixed myself and I think it pairs perfectly with the colonial feel of the mirror.
 
 
 
 

35 comments:

  1. I LOOOOOVVVVEEE it!!! I have a major mirror obsession and have two mirror gallery walls in my house....I would fill every wall in my house with mirrors if I could, but that might be a little overkill. The mirrors look so great in your dining room. The colors are perfect and brightens the room so much!!

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  2. Love this look. I love how you injected pops of color, too.

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  3. I love it Angela...love the pops of aqua too!!

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  4. Great idea Angela! Don't you just love it when something pops into your head and you run with it? Talk about a wall with a strong presence...my oh my is this makes an absolutely gorgeous statement!
    XO Barbara

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  5. Soooo pretty Angela !!!
    What a gorgeous focal point for your dining room!
    Visiting from Between naps on the porch
    xxx

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  6. Wow, love it Angela, it makes such a wonderful statement...you did so well with it and I love the pops of color!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the scattered blue ones mixed in. The view through that archway is fabulous :). I have a mirror gallery wall planned in my master bath....I'm so in love with them lately!

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  8. I love the variation of colored frames!

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  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who stores mirrors everywhere. This turned out fabulous and I totally love it

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  10. I just did a mirror wall in my bedroom...navy accent wall and all the mirrors are trimmed in gold. I love mirrors so I think we're kindred spirits. :) Your wall looks beautiful and I love the accent colors!

    xo
    Pat

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  11. Love the mirror wall, and the colors you used. I'm loving all the recent changes you made to your lovely home. Elaine

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  12. This is awesome! I have a huge wall in my dining room.....totally empty! We are scraping wallpaper and getting ready to paint the room right now, and something like this collection will be wonderful there! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  13. i LOVE it! Everything is perfect, the colours, the shapes, the placement. perfection!

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  14. Just lovely! I love how your mirrors perfectly "fill" the wall. Great color combinations! Kari

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  15. What a gorgeous mirror wall! I love the pops of blue! This might be my favorite mirro wall...ever! :) Love it!

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  16. Love the mirror collage and your dining room is wonderful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Great display, love the colours you chose.

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  18. Gorgeous - I love it! Goes to show you how we need to trust our gut feelings. :-)

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  19. Your wall is speechlessly beautiful! You are my inspiration. I have been wanting to make a wall like this in a dark hallway in the basement. It takes soooo long to collect all the mirrors.... :(

    I am also very impressed with your photography! It is soooo hard to take pictures of mirrors.... Great selfie in there too!!
    :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  20. Love this!!! I am working on a mirror gallery wall for my living room right now, and I'm loving seeing what everyone else has done with them. Yours is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  21. Great display and great photographs, Angela. I pinned your arrangement on my "Display Your Collections," Pinterest board :) Visiting via Wow Us Wed. Take care, Diana

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  22. It looks amazing! Love the turquoise so much!! Beautifully done!

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  23. Angela, I love your vintage mirror collection - so interesting and such a great focal wall in your dining room. It caught my eye over at the Home And Garden Thursday Party!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  24. Absolutely love this!! I've been wanting to try something similar but wasn't sure....now I see it looks incredible!

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  25. Totally awesome! I just might have to steal that idea!

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  26. I'm visiting from Kim's Wow Us Wednesdays. I love your wall of mirrors and the color you injected into it. Lovely.
    Kristi

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  27. This looks marvelous, Angela! LOVE the pops of blue! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  28. What fun you had!! Love the pops of color!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  29. What a great feature wall! I love the pops of blue as well.

    Kelly from www.lifeonbirchst.com

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  30. Very pretty !!!!

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  31. OH my, all those mirrors look so incredible in your d/r. I have my favorite but the aqua on some of them is perfect with cream mirrors. From all the positive comments everybody felt that way. The combination of different styles is wonderful, great conversation starter. I've accumulated a few mirrors over the years so maybe should try something like that in our small l/r. Maybe hang them on either side of bigger window. Your wall looks fantastic. Lucky you being able to find the kind of mirrors you wanted. Have fun with it.
    Now for that absolutely breath taking buffet, oh I'm so envious, it's just gorgeous. Happy Spring days

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  32. Love the mirror gallery, the colors, the beautiful buffet it all looks very pretty!

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  33. This looks fantastic. I love the larger scale of mirrors you used here. Great dining room!!!

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