Mirror, Mirror on the…Nightstand?

All it takes for me is to see one photo in a magazine of something I like, and then I’m totally hooked. Like ridiculously, over-the-top, can’t focus on anything other than obsessing about it hooked. It’s a wonder I ever get anything useful accomplished.

My most recent obsession comes in the form of mirrored furniture. Now, before you think “Ick!” and click away from this post, let me fill you in on what I’m talking about. I’m not talking mirrored headboards and that weird 1980’s Yuppie stuff, people! I’m talking about the divine styles that mirror the age of Greta Garbo and Humphrey Bogart. Classic. Glamorous.
And ridiculously expensive. If you have about $600 for a nightstand in your budget, Horchow is ready to make it happen.
The thing is, mirrored furniture doesn’t have to be done in a boom-chicka-bow-wow type of style. Mixing one or two pieces in a traditionally styled room can really add some excitement to your decor.
Pottery Barn masters this look.
The above is Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s master bedroom, which is now my inspiration for my bedroom. It’s funny how this has been the exact direction I’ve been heading in that room even before seeing this photo. Thanks, Apartment Therapy!

I expressed my undying love of mirrored nightstands and dressers to my friend Darcy, and her comment was, “I’m not sure how I feel about that.” Yeah, I get it. It’s a little over the top, but I think it can be done very tastefully without being garish. What do you think?

Even if the mirrored dressers and nightstands aren’t your thing, you can still add a bit of sparkle by adding a mirrored top to a plain end table.

At this point, you’ve got to know where I’m headed, right? I mean, I don’t have a spare $1,200 just lying around, but I MUST have mirrored nightstands and I am armed with a glue gun. Oh my. Stay tuned…

I’m adding this post to Julia’s Hooked On Houses “Hooked On” party. I’m definitely hooked on mirrored furniture!




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About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).



Comments

  1. Southern Savvy says:

    I love Tori and Dean's Master Bedroom too! Have you looked at the Borghese Collection at Z Gallerie? Their pieces are beautiful and I'm guessing a little more cost friendly than Horchow. But, if you come up with something with your glue gun, I can't wait to see it!

  2. They are so very pretty and chic but also never satisfactorily clean for my taste…

  3. Can't wait to see where this takes you. :) Had to laugh at the "boom chicka bow wow" reference. The Pottery Barn and Martha Stewart Living photos are my faves. :)

  4. LOVE mirrored furniture, and I completely understand your obsessions… I am currently undergoing an orange-futon-for-the-nursery one, can't think about anything else!!!

    Ditto on Z Gallerie. I have also seem some at Homegoods for a STEAL!

  5. There's a way to DIY this…I saw it on another blog. I will Tweet you the link Lindsay- it seemed easy enough!

  6. I so agree that some of the mirrored furniture is just gorgeous, not over the top at all. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Hugs, Marty

  7. I think those pieces are beautiful. On some blog somewhere (I could never find it again…) I saw a vintage vanity spray painted silver! With mirrors it looked very much like the super pricey mirrored furniture and it cost almost nothing.

  8. I've got a mirrored desk in my bedroom that I'm IN LOVE with…and ya know what, it DIDN'T cost an arm and a leg. Guess where I got it…the JCPENNEY CATALOG!!! And Pier 1 has mirrored bedroom furniture for a great price, too! Even nightstands that look similar to PB…check it out!

  9. You are so funny! I love the way you put things.

    I'm with you: I think just a touch of mirrored furniture looks very elegant. And I have no doubt that you, armed with your glue gun and your imagination, can come up with something spectacular.

    I wrote a post today about my laundry room makeover, and there is where you will find the baby sisters to your beautiful birdcage. The little ones are not elegant like yours, but they are fun.

    Have a great day. Don't break any mirrors!

  10. I agreed with Darcy at first, "hmmmm, not sure what I think about that." Then, I looked at the light blue comforter and mirrored nightstands in Tori Spelling's bedroom and I think it looks fantabulous! I just wonder about fingerprints and if I'd spend my day wiping it down. It is a beautiful bedroom though. Good luck and can't wait to see what you do.

  11. I would love to go with all white bedding and those colors – they just feel so relaxing! I have seen the mirrored furniture done on TV, i know you will do a great job!

  12. Love the pottery barn room – gorgeous – this look sadly will have to wait until the little ones have left the nest – I can just imagine all the itty bitty fingerprints – eek!!!

  13. Robin Thomas says:

    I love the mirrored stuff too. Very swank!

  14. knittingknirvana says:

    I totally agree with your love for the very classic, sophisticated mirrored furniture. I can't wait to see what you do!!!

  15. Twice Remembered says:

    Go for it! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do!

  16. My favorite is the Pottery Barn room. It looks so comfy and inviting.

    Ruth

  17. You are SUCH a tease!! I have no patience…now out with your loveliness. :)

  18. You and I are mirrored decor sisters. I have an entire file of just mirrored furniture ! I love it. I am trying to make a console right now out of an old coffee table… painting it white and giving it a mirrored top. For my master, of course ! Thanks for all the lovely pics, and for making me feel not so alone in my mirrored furniture obsession. :-)
    BEE-U-TI-FUL, dahling.

  19. I am anxiously awaiting. They are beautiful.

  20. I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but the pictures are much more subdued than I was originally picturing. Prove me wrong, Linds!

  21. OMG, I absolutely love mirrored furniture and accessories! Did you see my DIY mirrored nightstand?
    http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2009/06/transformation-thursday.html

  22. Pier 1 has a mirrored nightstand and dresser that I wanted REALLY bad for my teens' room BUT I couldn't afford even their "cheaper" price of a couple hundred per piece. sigh. Love your pics though- great inspiration.

  23. I was hanging onto every word of this post. I've been trying to figure out how to mirror some tables for a few weeks now, but I could only come up with a mirrored top. I can't wait to see what you have to say (or do) about it! I'm totally on board with this!

  24. How fun! Remindes me of the mirrored mini-fridge in our custom van with the blue shag rug when I was a kid (lol). Seriously, I love a little bling! Now, about fingerprints…

  25. I love the last photo! Simple~ elegant.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  26. Bromeliad says:

    Love mirrored stuff. It's not . . . what was the phrase . . . boom-chicka-bow-wow at all.

  27. Jenny Kerr says:

    Oh those side tables are awesome!

  28. I heart mirrored night stands! But I'm not going to pay the price they want. So if you figure out how to DIY keep us posted!

  29. Target has mirror night stands for $100.00

  30. I love your website! So posh and girly! I'm a big fan of Mirrored Furniture. I donated some mirrored furniture pieces from my boutique to Extreme Makeover Home Edition 7th season. A mirrored vanity and nightstand went to a new bedroom for a very deserving family. They won't tell me anything about the family or provide me with pictures until after the show airs. I'll be sure to share pictures once I get them. I saw a mirrored fireplace in a magazine a few weeks ago that was just stunning. Kelly Wells

  31. Did you DIY on the nightstands? I would love info if you did.

  32. Hi! Just found you're very amusing site. I am in the UK and recently bought some very well priced mirrored bedroom furniture from a website called Out There Interiors. Unfortunately my (stupid!!!) husband hit one of the bedside tables on his way up the stairs and now I have a crack in the top of one.
    I am DESPERATE to get this fixed without having to buy another. Not sure how old your blog post is, but if you had any joy with I'd really love to hear it!!
    For your info, I've linked to the Mirrored Furniture page on Out There Interiors – not sure if they deliver to the USA, but it might be worth asking?!!
    Thanks in advance
    Tracy

  33. I read this and thought to myself this is exactly me right now!!! I am obsessed right now with doing over my bedroom and IN LOVE with the mirrored furniture. Tori's room is my exact color scheme – so thank for the color will try to match it up at Benjamin moore.

  34. The Horchow nightstand looks stunning. Even at that price it’s a MUST have. I’m totally addicted to mirrored furniture and just love the effect they have in the room, especially the bedroom. It’s actually a lot easier than you thinnk to get a similar result with pre-cut glass panels and some glue.

  35. You can just make your own mirrored nightstand with tiles OR do what I did for my boyfriend – he’s a guitarist and always raved about a broken-mirror guitar of Paul Stanley’s from KISS. I got an old guitar and smashed mirror panels under a comforter and mosaic’ed the broken shards onto the guitar and grouted it. It came out beautifully. I’m sure the same can be done to furniture.

  36. Anne-Marie says:

    Did you make the mirrored nightstand? If so, please tell me how you did it! I’m considering making my own as well!

  37. CAAIllustration says:

    Lindsay, I’m trying to figure out the same thing… I’ve got two (odds & ends) nightstands that I would very much like to mirror — trying to do the master bedroom with a lavender-silver color scheme. I’m thinking that I could sand down both nightstands, prime (imagining that the under-base should be a dark slate gray blackish sort of color), use silver leaf (seal the silver leaf) or silver paint (applied with a sponge sparingly and sealed), then apply squares and rectangles of mirror with a construction adhesive. My only fear is that I’ll go through all this and it will end up looking like a fifth grade craft project, in desperate need of glued on macaroni, for a ‘finished’ look…

    My concern is cutting and sanding the mirror, so that opening the drawers or feeling/touching the edges won’t lead to an emergency room visit… I suppose I’ll have to do my research to insure that this doesn’t occur.

    If you find or figure out a way to accomplish such a project, please let me know.

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