I got to spend the weekend getting the house all ready for Christmas.
Guess what? I’m still not done.
But! all 3 (curbshopped) trees are up, in position, and have (most of) their lights. (ran out on the big tree, have to buy more)
It’s a start.
While visiting Robelyn at Red Neck Chic the other day I was admiring her vintage ornaments and then read that she placed a huge mirror behind her tree to make it even more sparkly. I just loved the idea! The wheels started turning in my head and I decided to put some of the MANY mirrors I have laying around this place to good use. (amongst many other things, I have a fondness for mirrors and pick them up from the curb or thrift store whenever I see them)
First I gathered the mirrors that I thought might work, then I took down everything off the wall behind the tree.
I drew out a rough sketch for placement. and started from the top.
(it was awkward to go this way but I wanted to make sure everything fit the way I imagined.)
I decided on this pretty mirror for the top. (can you believe this was a curbfind?)
After a bit of dry brushing with antique white I positioned it to reflect the top of the tree.
In all it took 6 different mirrors to get the coverage I was looking for.
A couple pieces of 2x4 scraps built up a platform for the middle mirror to mount on. It makes it “float” in front of the other mirrors.
I love the way my thrifted and curbed mirrors reflect the tree lights!
Thanks for the inspiration, Robelyn.
I would never have thought to use those mirrors for that purpose if you hadn’t shared it with us.
Now I have to add the decorations.
Since this project cost just $13 for the mirrors I bought at the thrift store I’m linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence 100 ideas under $100 party by Becky.