Do you ever collect things you love and find you have no where to put them when you get them home? Yet you keep buying them because you’re sure to find a spot for it! Such is the case with me and vintage mirrors. I especially love crusty old mirrors that have lost some of their silver because in my opinion, they have more character. In order to hang some of the ones that I have laying around, I decided to add to the vintage mirror collection in my dining room.
Most of the vintage mirrors were already on this wall above the buffet, but I removed a wire shelf and added a couple more. The long mirror at the bottom is simply propped up against the wall. Do you remember what the wall used to look like?
You can see the wire shelf in this photo. Although I like the shelf, it always looked messy to me. I felt like there was too much going on and decided to move it into the bathroom to hold towels.
I had 2 small rectangular mirrors that fit the space perfectly, which is good because otherwise I would’ve had to move all the other mirrors to get the arrangement to look just right.
My favorite vintage mirror in the dining room is this pink one.
It has a sweet carved detail at the top.
The paint is flaking off of the old gray mirror. I love its pretty gold-leafed detailing.
On the green mirror, you can see the nails in the detailed work where it’s lost some of the wood.
I think these imperfections are what make the mirrors beautiful.
The yellow vintage mirror also shows signs of aging.
I love the details of this painted, carved frame.
The long white mirror resting on the buffet also has pretty detailing that’s been distressed.
For now, my shabby chic wrought iron candelabra graces the buffet.
Along with pretty pink roses that I dried and tied with a sage green bow.
I’m just really glad to have that messy shelf down! I still have a few more vintage mirrors waiting to find a home, so I’ve put a ban on buying any more mirrors for the foreseeable future!
So tell me … do you have any collections that have gotten out of hand?
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