Monday, January 9, 2012

Mirror, mirror on the table?!

Where did our weekend go? The hubs and I worked really hard but those two days just disappered quickly. Unfortunately,we did not tackle the dresser from our bedroom but we did work on a nightstand for my side of the bed. Recently I uncovered this ole' gal from our storage shed outside...

She's been homeless since leaving Baltimore because she previously lived in our guest room, which we no longer have here. I thought that she might be just what my side of the bed needed. So the hubs and I worked some magic so she could join us in the house again.

Here was my inspiration.
I have been LUSTING after one of these mirrored beauties for a lonnngggggg time. However, they have always been out of my price range. So with a $120 investment over the weekend (on paint, hardware, epoxy, mirrored panels, and paying someone else to cut it for us) this is what the Hubs and I came up with.







It was a beautiful table before...but now I just love how she sparkles in the room! What's even more awesome is that the Hubs drilled a hole through the back of the nightstand so that I can run my cords through the top drawer and charge my "daily bits of technology" without having to look at them. I have a love-hate relationship with cords. I love what they do, I hate how they look. Which is why I don't even put an alarm clock in my room. I know I need some crazy pills.
After a long weekend of furniture re-vamping, I now need a nice long shower, a big heavy blanket, and to watch a movie in my bed. Where I can now place my "secret toast & jam" on the beside table. Woooo whooo!
Ohhhh it's the little things. I hope you all had a restful weekend. Let's kick this week in the you know what! I will see you lovelies tomorrow when I will hopefully have my creative batteries re-charged.
Xo
Court

update *Disclaimer: The Hubs and I are in no way mirror professionals. I just happen to be a girl with an idea who had some help to make it happen. We actually had one panel break and found out it was because we did not use enough epoxy behind it, womp womp-but mistakes happen, especially with DIY.  However, contact your local glass shop for all questions because they are the masters with all the answers and they can even epoxy the mirror on for you. Helpful side tip for anyone else attempting the same look: We also used little nylon washers on the back side of the knobs so the metal would not be directly against the mirror.

49 comments:

  1. That is CRAZY beautiful!!! Perfect in every way!

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  2. How were the holes made for the knobs without breaking the mirror? Did the professional drill them?

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  3. Thanks Julie! Our local glass shop cut the mirror and drilled the holes in it based off of the previous holes on the drawer front. It cost us around $90 of the $120 we spent but it was worth it to let the professionals do it on this project ;.)

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  4. Absolutly lovely, what a beautiful piece of furniture. SIGH, if only I had room for such a thing in our bedroom.

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  5. That is awesome! You always do such a fine job and make it feel possible to do the same! She's a beaut!

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  6. Y'all did a great job! It looks amazing! I love how the high gloss paint carries the reflective quality of the mirrors onto the tabletop.

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  7. Your bed side table turned out beautiful!! I also adore mirrored tables but haven't been able to afford one... this is incredible inspiration to diy some!
    Christine

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  8. so beautiful. i love that shade of gray too.

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  9. What color paint did you use? I really like this piece.

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  10. Great job C + R, as always! You guys should do a little pop up shop with your creations at your house this summer. You know, one weekend in your yard. People would LOVE it!

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  11. Oh my goodness, it turned out so well! What a great idea!!!

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  12. This is sensational! I'm so jealous.

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  13. PS. Can I ask where you got the fabric for your headboard? It looks familiar... I've been on the search for curtain fabric and really like this pattern!

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  14. Thanks so much everyone! The color is Rustoleum spray paint in dark grey high gloss with clear gloss enamel over the top.
    @Renee that's so funny that you want it for curtains because it was a curtain we cut up for the headboard haha. It is from West elm & the last time I saw it, I was on sale. Hope this helps!
    Thanks again

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  15. A GORGEOUS piece. Love its style,sophistication,& glam factor. This should be featured on other blogs. Keep up the good work! Sherri

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  16. Oh yes, totally worth what you paid to have someone do it! Thanks for answering my question so quickly.

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  17. In-freaking-sane! I only wish I had a quarter of that talent!

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE! She's fabulous!

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  19. WOW Great job!! I love this and it has just the perfect amount of mirror. I ofter wonder how anyone can keep all the mirror clean on the furniture that is completely covered in mirror|

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  20. I want one too! I'm following you from miss mustard seed-stop by for a visit!

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  21. Hi, I found your blog through House of Fifty. I might just steal this idea.

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  22. Thanks ladies ;.) Michelle you should steal it ;.) welcome to the blog ;.).

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  23. I love it. I bought a mirrored jewelry end table for my daughter at Marshalls for only $50...but it had a cracked mirror. I figured I cud replace mirror. The glass store wanted $175 just to replace the tiny mirror because he said it was so hard to drill holes for the pulls. Pshaw....no way. So we had them cut the mirror $6 and as it turned out we took the screws out of the pulls and just glued them onto the drawer front mirror. Did you guys drill for the pulls or glue them on. It looks great... as did ours....and they are soo expensive to buy. Great job becky@reinventingtheordinary.com

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  24. So beautiful. You did a really great job. I've been wanting to do this. I'll stop being scared of the mirrors and go for it!

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  25. You've done an absolutely beautiful job on a piece that many of us would love to own. Guess we'll have to MAKE our own, eh? I'm here from 'Better After' and I look forward to exploring your site for much more inspiration and eyecandy! Thank you so much!

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  26. I just saw this on Better After and had to stop by to tell you it's gorgeous! I love how it turned out. You two did an amazing job!

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  27. Super fantastic!!! Amazing job! Hubby did good!

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  28. I LOVE this! So much better than any expensive/fully mirrored nightstand. Standing O!! :D

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  29. Courtney found your blog on Better After your night stand is fab...oops I'm soory I think I just drooled!

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  30. Great job. It looks fantastic. May I ask who cut the mirrors?

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  31. Thanks so much everyone! We had the mirror cut at a local glass shop inexpensively. ;.)

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  32. Beautiful job! I thought I might offer a tip to save on the cost of cutting the mirror. My husband is a Glazier (he installs glass and mirrors for a living) and many times there is an trade apprenticeship school in the area. You may be able to have a student cut the glass for a fraction of the cost. It's definitely worth looking into!

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  33. Courtney,

    I absolutely LOVE your nightstand. I have wanted a mirrored chest for the longest time as well! Very Inspiring!

    Psst I have a Valentines Giveaway I think you will love!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  34. Adding the mirrors to the front really set the table off from ok to fabulous! Great job, love how it looks!

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  35. I LOVE your version, Courtney! Your version and the peice you chose is perfect!

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  36. It is very nice however I think having a piece of mirror for the top would have been the finishing touch. And would reflect nice light from the window.

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  37. Hi there! I was sent over by Centsational Girl. This is just fabulous. I actually just made a post about 2 weeks ago about how I was going to attempt to DIY a mirrored buffet for my dining room. I'm still looking for the perfect piece of furniture, but when I do I'm def gonna use some of your pointers. The hole for your cords was genius. Love it!

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  38. Stunning! Question: How did you get the paint to be so shiny? I have painted many pieces of furniture and have never been able to get it to look that smooth and shiny.

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  39. Thanks! I used a top coat of clear high gloss enamel spray paint by Rustoleum. I hope this helps. Happy painting ;.)

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  40. Courtney - Where did you get the silver Knobs? They are just gorgeous, like jewelry for the nightstand:)

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  41. Thanks so much Christine. They were $4 each from home depot ;.) I know Restoration hardware has a version just a bit more money ;.) hope this helps

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  42. I already asked about the knobs, but one more question - did you use spray paint on this or roll it? I'm obsessing over it, it's just that gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Brenda! I did not glue them on & I hope this helps

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  44. I know you did this quite some time ago but I am only just myself attempting a similar project. Did you spray paint it or can you use a brush and as well is the top mirrored or painted? Love your finished table it is beautiful and such an inspiration.

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  45. I just completed a project like this after looking at your website. I had a small dresser with six drawers that was nothing special. I lightly sanded the old finish and used chrome spray paint and it came out very shiny. I did a light coat of paint on the portion that would be under the mirror and heavier around the edges where the paint would show. I did a couple of coats of paint. I had the mirror cut and holes drilled for the front drawers. I only took one of the drawers to the mirror shop and it turned out the holes did not match on every drawer front. I had to fill some of the holes and re-drill them. The mirror was attached with silicon and double faced tape on the advice of the mirror shop. I mirrored the top and sides. I found beautiful drawer pulls that look like flowers with rhinestone centers at Hobby Lobby. The mirror genie told me to use a heavier mirror, about a quarter inch thick so that it wouldn't crack. I used fiber washers on the back of each drawer pull and didn't screw them in too tight. Now my nothing special old dresser is very special.

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