Thursday, April 17, 2008

My Mirrored Staircase

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This project has been a long one but patience is paying off, it's starting to fill in pretty good now. Most of these mirrors started off as gold plastic frames that I've painted white and most were under $5. They really bring a lot of light to a dark staircase and a lot of character to a 1960-something apartment.

40 comments:

Änglahem said...

Just LOVE it!!! It´s absolutely beautiful!!

Love
Ulrika

Joan said...

Hi Cindy - I love your mirrored staircase too. Mine is mirrored in a different way, I have mirrors on the back of each step... it looks like the staircase is floating. Surpringly they're easy to maintain... they've been there for over 30 years.
Joan

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Cindy:

Love the idea. I might try something like that too.

Love,

Debbie

Leah said...

You have a beautiful blog! Such great ideas! I will visit often! Thanks for sharing!

Glenda said...

I have a similar staircase and went back and forth between mirrors and pictures and pictures won. It's a wonderful space to fill.

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy it looks fabulous
Alison

An Enchanted Cottage said...

They're beautiful, Cindy! Isn't it amazing what some time and a can of white paint will do? I love all the different shapes....Donna

the feathered nest said...

Wow I remember when you just started it! It's looking really pretty! I just love that big mirror with the scrolly things on the side!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite ideas of yours. It looks so lovely.
Meagan

Gardengirl said...

I love your mirrored staircase. After looking at your mirrors I could just kick myself for not keeping all the mirrors and old picture frames that had been in my parents home. There were some that had belonged to my grandparents also. At least I was smart enough to hang on to some pretty vintage china, silver and some beautiful furniture.

Glenda said...

Cindy,
They may have one in May as well, but they aren't for sure on that.
If you want to go together in June, I'll let you know. It would be great to meet you and go on a road trip to Healdsburg.

Glenda

Sue said...

Wow, your wall is looking great. My favorite mirror is the oval with all the drippy stuff on it.

Mary said...

So beautiful!!! And such a great price, too...
xoxo,
Mary

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Oh my gosh!!! I have 5 plastic mirrors in my office waiting to be painted. I have been wanting to do this look on my staircase. You make it look so beautiful. I have a feeling my painting will look sort of, painted! LOl

Pam said...

Love the variety of sizes and shapes of the mirrors! And, I really love that they were all cheap, I love a bargain!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

What great mirrors, they look great lining your stairway. You are extremely patient to wait to get those. I always want everything now, I know I'm bad!!!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That stair way is just amazing.... it is just stunning... I bet it make you feel like a queen each time you walk up the stairs..
Hugs
Linda

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

The mirror wall looks great Cindy! It is hard to believe that those gorgeous mirror frames were gold plastic!
Penny

LondonCalling said...

Great idea! So much sparkle and shine.

Diana Lyn said...

Oh My Those are beautiful! I am so inspired! Can't wait to see what is next! I lOVE your beautiful site! Diana Lyn

Cindy's Red Door said...

Cindy, I love your white world!!!I would love to have you to see mine.....it might make your blood turn red.....Come visit and you'll see Y. I love your style! You are diffinitely a classy lady....

Jen r. said...

Cindy, I love it! I love the mirrors, I bet it brings in a ton of light. Very pretty!
Jen R

Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
This is a lovely idea. I would have never thought to take those gold framed mirrors and do something like this (white!). The result is lovely. We also have a very dark stairway - I've used antique mirrors around our front room and love it as it really opens up a small room. Great post, love all the different shapes and sizes.
~Tracie
My Petite Maison

Tracie said...

Hey,
I just saw you may be meeting Glenda in June - I'll be there. Cathleen's a friend of mine. Hope to see you there, Cindy.
~Tracie

Donna Lynn said...

Cindy, love it that you painted all those mirrors white! It looks awesome, I plan on doing that will the wall in my vaulted entry...I will have to refer back to yours for continued inspiration as I find one mirror at a time.
Donna Lynn

Mary said...

Loved the Tips for a Better Life - thanks so much for sharing Cindy.

Your latest projects look great - the stairway is really attractive with the light reflecting mirrors. When you have heavy ones what do you use to hang 'em - those special mirror hooks that make big holes, or regular type 'bulldog' hooks?

Gorgeous roses - mine are just starting to bud!

Dream Keyper said...

So beautiful and a great collection. There must be so many stories behind those old mirrors, the things they've seen! Great blog! Suzy

Becky said...

Oh my this is just beautiful. I have a thing for mirrors and this takes the cake.
I wandered over from The Feathered Nest by chance and just had to say something about your lovely wall "O" mirrors.

Smiles,
Becky

Sandra... said...

A beautiful decoration!
I want to make the same deco in my house: a wall with a lot of mirrors!
Hugs from Argentina!

Sweet Designs said...

What a wonderful collection of mirrors. They do such wonderful things to a home, they add brightness, glamour, they help to enlarge a room..I just love them.

Janet said...

Cindy,
That wall has really come a long ways. So clever to see past the ugly plastic frames and so much lighter to hang too! Have a great weekend..can't believe it is here already. I seem to still be running on California vacation time and don't remember what day it is, LOL.
Janet

JoAnne said...

Isn't it wonderful when a project you have been working on for a long time finally comes together? Especially when it is as pretty as this one!

Beverly said...

They look fabulous.

AskAngela said...

Hi Cindy..
I absolutely adore your blog!! Your projects are wonderful. I am very much impressed:)
Many Blessings..
Angela

A Romantic Porch said...

I have a mirrored staircase too! How cool is that. I should show a picture sometime I suppose. Yours is beautiful by the way! Love,Rachel

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the mirrors up the staircase!

smilnsigh said...

I love mirrors. Thank you for the fantastic idea... All of it.

And especially the part... that they were not expensive frames. And you make them great, by painting them white.

Mari-Nanci

Jewelful Joyce said...

I, too, have a dark stairway and I just love this look. What a fantastic idea. Now I need to look for some mirrors!!! Thanks for sharing. Joyce

Ms Mick said...

Hi Cindy! Love the mirror and thank you for all of the details!!!! Marvelous!
Jackie

Lolly said...

Your mirrored wall/stairs are fantastic! Just found your site through Creative Blog....your blog is amazing!!
~Lolly