antique-style mirrors for the master bedroom

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers40 Comments

It only took a couple of years, but I finally found a pair of antique-style mirrors that I love for the master bedroom!  I envisioned mirrors there since we got our king-sized bed, but I was really hoping to find a matching (or somewhat matching) pair of antique mirrors.  I’ve hunted all over the place…at antique stores, markets, online, and even when we were in Europe.  I found a lot of beautiful mirrors, but not ones that were the right size, shape, and finish.  It was also very difficult to find a pair and ones that weren’t really expensive.

So, I watched and waited and I hung some things up temporarily and occasionally leaned mirrors up to get a visual.

I actually found a pair of wood-framed mirrors (very similar in style to the one leaning on the dresser at Target), but that was right when the stay-at-home order passed and I wasn’t going to risk going to a store for a pair of mirrors.  I was just going to wait a few weeks until things were back to “normal.”  Well, you know how well that plan is going!  And, in the waiting, the mirrors sold out and have not been restocked online or in the stores.

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I combed home decor websites, eBay, Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, and craigslist.  I ordered one pair of mirrors online with high hopes that they would be “the ones”, but they ended up being too small and looked a little more modern in person than they did in the picture, so I shipped them back.

Once I got my refund from that purchase, I started searching again and decided to check out Anthropologie.  Sometimes they have gold-framed mirrors with the vintage vibe I was going for.  And, bingo.  There were actually a few mirrors I liked, but after taping off the dimensions on the wall to get an idea of how they would fill the space, the Cecilia Mirror was the best option.

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The best part is that I had been saving up the credit card points on my business card (I make big purchases with it, like inventory for Amazon when I owned the milk paint line) and use the points for special purchases.  I had just enough credit to completely cover the cost of the mirrors.

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When they arrived, I asked Jeff if he would help me hang them right away.  Just a few days earlier, I had received the mirrors for the master bathroom makeover and they were completely smashed.  It sounded like one of the boxes was filled with sand, the mirror was so pulverized.  These mirrors came in their own make-shift crates (the boxes alone were so heavy), so they were intact, but I wanted to make sure a mishap didn’t occur before we could get them hung.

We got them installed and they look fantastic.  I’m so happy I was patient and didn’t settle for the ones that weren’t right.

The thing I love most about flanking the bed with mirrors is the beautiful reflections created in the wardrobe mirrors as well as the new, antique-style mirrors.  Since they are on opposing walls, the light bounces between them, creating a lovely view through each mirror.

antique-style mirrors miss mustard seed

antique-style mirrors miss mustard seed

This room is nearing completion!  I need to make some pillows, the bed crown, hang a few more things on the wall, and I’m still shopping for a piece to put under the window (a bench or small sofa), but I feel like I’m inching towards the finish line…

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My mom and I found an antique dresser last week when I was taking a break from hanging paneling in the office and I’m going to paint it in MMSMP Grain Sack to match the dresser on my side.

The room right now is covered in drop cloths, things from under our bathroom sinks, and a toilet, so it’ll be a while before it’s all done and photo-ready again!

antique-style mirrors for the master bedroom

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40 Comments on “antique-style mirrors for the master bedroom”

  1. Could you please send a picture looking at your bed so that both nightstands & mirrors can be seen? Are the mirrors exactly alike? I’m sorry but I’m not able to tell. Thank you!

    1. I second this! I’d very much like to see a wide angle shot from the foot of the bed in order to see both sides at once.

      1. Yes! I will show that. I had big boxes with the bathroom mirrors and light fixtures stacked on the other side of the room. When the upheaval of the bathroom makeover is done, I will show the full room.

    1. Oh yeah, I tape off things all the time, so I can get a visual of how they will fit. I do that with furniture, too!

    1. It is from Arhaus, but sadly, it’s retired. I bought it on final clearance, so it was a great price, but it’s not available any longer. It’s a shame because I get asked about it all the time!

  2. The room is pretty and filled with so much visual. I personally don’t care for the fussy drape over the bed idea tho. But all in all looks really nice and you’ve worked hard. kudos!

  3. The mirrors look perfect. I have framed mirrors everywhere and they bring depth to my walls. Can’t wait to see it all finished. You’ve done a lot in a brief time.

  4. It was worth the wait. They are very nice, not over the top with bright gold, heavy details, just right and with good proportions. Bravo, indeed a good choice, you will like them for ever.

    1. Yes, that’s how I felt! They are such classic mirrors that I feel I could always find a home for them, even if I switch things around in the future, we move, etc.

  5. So beautiful! The mirrors are perfect for your space. Your patience paid off. I am excited about the bed crown and love the fabric! Your blog is such a bright spot in this dreary time – thanks for sharing everything with us, Marian.

  6. Time to find some mirrors for me now! Anthropologie is probably out of my price range but there has to be something that will work for my room! My bedside dressers need a makeover — time to be inspired 🙂

  7. What a lovely, calming room for the end of, and beginning of, a day! The mirrors are just the ticket!

  8. ooooh… those are scrumptious! Just right for your look. It definitely paid to wait for those lovelies!
    I still have the same question I’d asked months ago….. I noticed right away the you place your bedside lamps on the far side of the night stands. We are readers and read each night before going to sleep and having lamps on the far side means we’d have to get out of bed to turn them on and off, and even if we didn’t read, this would be an irritant for those times we might need to get up in the middle of the night. Are your lights controlled with remotes? Or do you have a night light somewhere? Or do you just get out of bed to turn them off? I’d like to have my lamps on the other side, but it’s a pain the the butt….. so wondering how you’ve solved this issue…. or if it’s even an issue for you. I love your lamps, btw!

    1. Yes, we have the bedside lamps in our room and our guest room controlled by remotes. In the guest room, I leave the remote on the nightstands for guests. In our room, I can use my phone to control the lamps and overhead light.

  9. Kelly Clarkson has a very nice line on Wayfair now and I was able to find some mirrors there- it takes a long time to find the right thing! It is easy to look at too many choices and get overwhelmed, I find.

  10. Beautiful mirrors, the whole room is so calming and beautiful! PS Could you tell me where you found the beautiful bedside lamp….Or did you make it? I Love that chunky look and the touch of blue – gray.

  11. I loved those mirrors at Target, and was completely impressed at the quality and craftsmanship. I didn’t need a regular mirror so I bought a freestanding one and am hoping to retrofit it to a full length mirror on the wall.

    Looking forward to seeing your finished room!

  12. They are just right for the spot! Its hard to wait but always glad when I dont settle, iOm going thru the same thing right now, looking for mirrors for my double sinks in the bathroom. Just adore what you have done with your whole home !

  13. The new mirrors are beautiful!!!
    They look like they might have hung in a lovely, old upscale hotel/inn.

  14. Love your choice of mirrors but they are too pricey as are most items from Anthropologie. I guess I can still dream.

  15. Hi Miriam,

    Your mirrors are just gorgeous. I have spent hour upon hour..literally, I was up until 3am this morning looking for a mirror and lights for our guest bath that is being remodeled and starts Monday! I like unique “me” things and mirrors are tough. Either to big, to small, wrong color, shape… on and on. I literally gave myself a headache. So, I decided to pick the lights first. Same.. many choices but size matters when it has to be paired with a mirror. I know where the electrical outlet will be and I know where the countertop backsplash stops, and everything has to fit inside that space. I love your bathroom choices.

    A friend said I was overthinking it :). I like to touch, feel, and see, and covid19 is making that very hard to do right now…so maybe I am.

    I can’t wait to see the office wallpaper complete. The paper is very pretty!
    You are one very busy lady!
    Stay well! Cynthia

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  17. I love mirrors in any room but this is a real favorite of mine. My Mama taught us about some decorating ideas in the 1950-1960…she always used mirrors. Mirrors provide more architecture, depth, design, light, add width to our rooms. It is always good to see new ideas (or redesigning of what is sure to work well)
    I have one, I have been restoring for a couple of years. Initally the plan was to gold leaf it, but this new silvery look is very appealing.
    I had some problems, being from a small community, finding some of the replacement pieces . I ended up making my own mold from play clay and using plaster of paris for the composition pieces that were unrepairable. The next challenge was matching the wood color, later I realized that I could have put pigment in the plaster mix and it would have turned out as close to as real that I hoped for.

    I had not worked with composition materials for over 20 years and it took me some digging to be sure I was getting it right. The mirror pieces began to desliver at the edges but I want to use them because there is a faint vein in them. Also, to keep it as close to ‘orginal’ as possible.

    Now we are preparing to move – the residence we are looking at has matte grayish-green walls, so I am excited to get the compo mirror done and up in there … 5 more months until we move!

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