Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Box to Reflect Upon

My oldest son and daughter-in-law moved into a home that needed a little TLC. I would describe their decorating style as modern/retro---the clean, straight lines of modern, mixed with the funky retro look. The home is a split level. Their living room and kitchen are on the main level and there is a large opening between the two areas. In the living room area there is only one wall that can be decorated. Because of the open floor plan this wall can be seen from the kitchen as well. (Have I thoroughly confused you yet?)
Last year, while they were on vacation, we did a surprise make-over on the majority of the house. I designed, and we built this shelf unit for the wall in the living room. It hangs above the sofa. I purchase an inexpensive door mirror and removed it from the plastic frame. Then we built a box to the dimensions of the mirror. We secured the box to the wall using wall anchors, and then placed the mirror inside using double-sided tape. The mirror reflects the objects inside as well as reflecting light back into the room.

5 comments:

Tausha said...

I wish that my mom would do that for me when i was on vaca! Your daughter is very lucky!
What a quick awesome fix. i love the way that it reflects the light off the glass. Looks very modern and hip.

Susie Harris said...

All I have to say is you have one lucky son... Wish you could come to my house and do some magic! Susie H

Nicole said...

I'm with the other readers, Ya wanna come be my mother n' law? Mine really is great, but that is sweet you did that. Thanks for visiting again. The buisness my family just opened is called Finishing Touches and it's just off 123rd south, just west on the right side of the road. They specialize in helping customer's save money with package deals. They sell tons of lighting, flooring, hardward for cabinets, cabinets, you name it. If you could help get the word out that would be great, I'm really praying this buisness will suceed for them.

Nicole said...

Ok, I told you wrong, it's just west of the freeway on the LEFT or south side of the road. It's where a place called Design Elements used to be.

Mrs. B said...

How cute and how sweet of you to surprise them like that! I bet that fits in great with their "retro" look.

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