Monday, December 15, 2014

An Update that was Worth the Wait

A couple of years ago, I completed my living room makeover. But, there was one area I hoped to eventually improve…

I loved the audubon prints and blue and white vases, but the mirror and storage cubes were only used because they fit my budget at the time. I already had the mirror, and the storage cubes were a Target bargain. But, I always envisioned replacing them with something better.

Well, today I finally have it the way I hoped it would be...

I found the chinoiserie bamboo mirror this past summer at an antique mall in Tennessee. It was a total score at $80! I've seen similar going for upwards of $900.

The Target cubes got a facelift with new upholstery.

The geometric fabric was left over from my dining room chairs, and I chose a turquoise velvet fabric for the lids. I also had my upholsterer put better nailhead trim along the edge. The original nailheads were pretty cheap looking.

I'm so happy with the way this little vignette turned out.

I'd say it was worth the wait!

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  1. i love it! that mirror is AMAZING and so perfect!

  2. I so love your mirror obsession! Did you find a different place to put the original mirror?! ;)

    1. Yes… it's a bit of a sickness! I moved the other one over my basement mantel.

  3. got it going on here!!!! Love it so much. Linda

  4. This area looks fabulous Carolyn! I love the way you transformed the cubes, and that mirror is gorgeous!

  5. What a great makeover---it didn't cost you a fortune and it looks like a million bucks. LOVE the mirror and the recovered cubes! xo Diana

  6. You should be happy! It all looks beautiful! Goes to show what waiting for the right things can do!

  7. That is a lovely transformation! I love the mirror and what's even more interesting about it is you got it for only $80! That was a real bargain. I'm really amaze to see great updates done at a low cost. The Target cubes are also nice. Definitely worth the wait!

  8. So pretty! I love what you did with the stools! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season xo

  9. I love the changes you made. Wow - what a deal on that mirror!

  10. I absolutely adore the mirror! What great changes you've made to that spot!