I’ve rarely met a mirror I couldn’t salvage. (Well, except those horrible mirrors in dressing rooms.) A mirror is a pretty quick and oftentimes inexpensive way to add some bling to a room, help create a feeling of spaciousness in an otherwise small space or simply fill up a lackluster wall as an alternative to artwork. Here are a few tips for using mirrors in some unexpected ways and for glamming up a plain mirror.
- Use mirrors as trays to display candles, jewelry, collections or even hors d’oeuvres.
- A door mirror makes a great table runner. If it has a frame, all the better. You can gild or spray paint it for added interest.
- For a fun project, pick up some wood letters that spell out a word or phrase of your choice. Spray paint them in silver metallic paint then glue/grout little mirrored tiles or rounds for an eye-catching display.
- Instead of hanging a mirror above a mantel, try leaning it against the wall for a more casual approach.
- If you are hanging a mirror, buy a lovely ribbon and suspend it from a glass knob.
- For a whimsical touch on an inexpensive closet mirror, write along the edge with a paint marker, “Hello Beautiful!”