Mirror, mirror...

Last week Kirkland's contacted me to do a "Look for Less" feature on my blog.  I am all about getting the high end look without paying the high end price so I responded with an enthusiastic "YES!"

I had to go through the catalog and pick out something that I would use in my own home that looks similar to what would come from a high end store such as Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware.   Then I would post the comparison piece on my blog alongside the original piece, but I felt like I wanted to take it a step further....I bought one of their pieces and with a little paint transformed it into something I have been eyeing in the Restoration Hardware catalog for years:

The Mansard Scroll Mirror...

The Mansard Scroll Mirror at $275.00

I know, take a moment, she is lovely...but the price!  Ouch!

So when I went through the Kirkland's site I stumbled onto this:

The Rhonda Wall mirror at $149.99

Similar, not quite the same- but close enough that I knew I could do a little paint magic and make it my own.

I called up and ordered my mirror...and it arrived....quickly!

Yeah, not so much on the finish...but I am a painter- transformation of pieces is my speciality!

First I removed the mirror...

Then I grabbed a sample pot of Restoration Hardware paint in Flint...

The look I was going for was a whitewashed wood one, so I added some whitewash...

Now to get the wood look into it.  I added a bit of dark wax working it into the piece...I did several coats of this to get a layered effect.

I am loving how this piece turned out by using a less expensive piece to get a high end look.  Most of us are on a realistic design/decorating budget and I love showing others how to get an expensive look with out spending the money.  Thank you to Kirkland's for giving me this opportunity!

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  1. I absolutely love this mirror! You did a great job!

  2. Standing Ovation...ordering my mirror from Kirklands now!!!

    1. LOL! You are too funny! RH has a black one of these as well, and would be super easy to do using Graphite Chalk paint :)

  3. Beautiful makeover...heading over to Kirklands to check it out.


  4. Visiting from MMM, love the transformation! Have you tried CeCe Caldwell's paints? The Pittsburg grey would be a great match as well.

    1. I have not tried those yet, but really would love to play with some different colour options! Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. I've love that restoration hardware mirror for a long time, found it on Joss and Main for a bit less. Never thought of looking at Kirklands. You have quite a talent in painting. I would love to learn, when I get some time! Hopefully soon. Where does this mirror now hang in your home?

  6. This is great! Gives me hope that I might actually be able to do something like this! Thanks for the making it look so easy.

  7. That is gorgeous Tricia! I love it so much :)

  8. Love the mirror and the transformation.
    Where did you hang it? Looking for something similar for my entry way.
    Wonder if Kirkland ships to Ontario, Canada...

  9. I prefer your finished Kirkland's mirror over the RH mirror -- I think the detailing of the "carvings" on the Kirkland mirror is deeper and richer-looking. Your paint finish added just the extra dimension the piece needed to be truly outstanding in a room. I love Kirkland's too.

  10. Wow love the transformation. Your finish is way better than the one Kirkland's had on it.
    I do love Kirkland's just not impressed with the finish. ;o)

  11. I love it. Can you tell me how you did the white wash?

  12. Lisa from Fern Creek Cottage just told me about your Kirklands mirror Patricia so I had to pop over and see how you made your over. It looks divine!

  13. I know this is an older post, but I love the outcome! Do you think the finish would be too sticky for a dining table? Did you use one shade of dark wax or multiple shades? I would SOO appreciate you commenting back!!


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia