She and I and my sister-in-law have been working hard to finish ALL THE PROJECTS before we can even begin the Christmas decorating. In addition to all those little projects so many of us have up in the air (finishing off moldings, repairing nicks in the wall, repainting where it is needed, updating dining chair upholstery, hanging art), we also took on some big projects (painting kitchen cabinets, getting the counter tops replaced, re-tiling the powder room floor).
I’m going to feature any stand-alone projects that I can, and then do a big post with all the finished decor at the end.
For a long time, my MIL has wanted to create a gallery wall of mirrors going up the stairs. I had three mirrors I wasn’t using, my MIL had a few, too, and the others we picked up over a few weeks at Goodwill and other thrift stores — so this projects was insanely inexpensive. We had a great mix of finishes — from antique green to champagne, dark wood to medium toned wood, bright silver to old-fashioned gilt, and shapes — round, oval, square and rectangular.
We placed a large, white, oval mirror at the bottom of the stairs because it filled the long, vertical space best. To make sure we liked the order before we started screwing anything in, I traced each mirror shape onto the wall with chalk.
As long as you keep roughly the same distance between each mirror, you can’t really mess it up — the point is for it to look collected and diverse.
I still want to make an adjustment to the small rectangular mirror at the top of this gallery wall — lowering it and turning it on its side. NOTE: I think these gallery walls look more purposeful and modern with a majority of larger mirrors as opposed to lots of tiny ones, but this is up to you and your taste.