Straightforward replace to our hearth mirror
Modifying a built-in, outsized mirror may be as straightforward as including a wooden overlay. We minimize an arch out of wooden and secured it overtop of the prevailing mirror to present it extra architectural curiosity.
After 4 years of pondering, rethinking, and overthinking…we lastly discovered a easy answer to change the outsized mirror over our mantel. The large mirror had us caught for a very long time.
Even contractors didn’t actually wish to assist us take away it for concern it might break into 1,000,000 items.
Right here is the mantel after we moved in. Our darkish and moody mantel makeover utilizing paint was a superb first step to make it stand out, nevertheless it wasn’t fairly as dramatic as I hoped it may very well be.
We now have nothing in opposition to mirrors – however this specific mirror is a large point of interest within the room and it felt barely dated. It additionally offered an ideal view of the messy chaos upstairs on the touchdown (the touchdown is one other work in progress). I take pleasure in altering the mantel with the seasons, however its giant presence restricted my choices (apart from utilizing a suction cup to connect a wreath).
Including the wooden Overlay
Lastly a easy answer and it seems prefer it’s been a part of the home for years. We minimize a wooden arch utilizing a Jasper jig and positioned it overtop of the mirror to present it a barely extra fashionable look.
Sluggish design is a good way to explain us. We aren’t dashing. Solely doing what feels proper and suits our dedication to traditional styling. And we HOPE this look has endurance for years to return!