Saturday, December 11, 2010

who's the fairest of them all?

HA-HA! I fooled you, that's right- I pulled a good one on all of my lovely Abode Lova's... I WASN'T FINISHED WITH MY KITCHEN REMODEL! "What else could she have done!?!" you ask. Two words.... Mirror. Wall. Booya. (well, that's three words isn't it...)

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to keep this one under raps... a secret project that would only be revealed once it was complete! I have hinted a few times that I had something special in mind for my dining area- and this was it! Check out this earlier post I did about mirrors on the wall... you can see where I pulled my inspiration from easily!

Mister Husband was in charge of getting this wall together... he hired a glass guy, and had one of his good friends come over to do all of the woodwork! (We gave Colonel Dad a break after finishing the kitchen!) Mr. Hubbs' friend Britt did a GREAT job! 
(Mister Husband hanging the Wisteria mirror!)

Lady sniffing the new present! (and yes- that's King's waggin' tail...) 
 And a little kiss before the big reveal!
 Gorgeous, right? It's from Wisteria- and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. When I planned for this wall of mirrors, I really wanted to be able to hang artwork or mirrors on the wall- so, framing it in was my best option! 
detail shot of the lovely carving
I thought about doing the pattern in squares, but I really love the center mirrors being large- I feel like it opens up the space more that if it were divided. I love that this little, dark nook has turned into a shiny, glittering space! The chandelier's reflection adds even more light and sparkle to the space-- it feels MUCH larger now- don't you love that a mirror can give you extra faux square footage? I do!
 The mirror in the center also breaks up all the vertical lines with something that feels much more organic and natural. 

 This image really shows off the metallic ceiling that I painted almost a year ago!
And here are a few other little Christmas touches that I have added since the last post...

 a little pansies and lambs ear go a long way...

I love a garland and lights wrapped around the staircase... Such a lovely touch when guests walk through the door! 
Another great little touch... fresh flowers! I grabbed a couple of packs of oversized white mums and placed mini arrangements all over the abode!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend, I need to get back to cleaning the abode and cooking for my girlies! T-minus 2 1/2 hours until the party begins!


  1. Wow! I love what you did with the mirrors! It's pure genius! Have a lovely week ahead, Kellie xx

  2. WOW That is Beautiful! Love the mirrors, it is looking sooo good :) Samie

  3. You just took your breakfast nook to a HNO...Ho Notha Level :) LOVE!!!

  4. I love mirrors so I think that looks awesome! :)

  5. are you kidding me? those mirrors completely transform that space. it is EXACTLY what it needed. i am in love!

  6. LOVE the mirrors... so fabulous!

  7. Everything looks amazing! Love it!

  8. What a big impact the mirrors have, love it !

  9. Just followed you over here from YHL and I heart your dining space. That wall mirror looks amazing!

  10. Love it! Just found you from YHL. Such a glamorous space, looking forward to having a nose around the rest of your lovely blog :)

  11. I really love it! It makes an ordinary space look so glamorous. I think I love mirrored walls done this way :)

  12. Loved reading about the process! It turned out absolutely gorgeous. The mirrors and ceiling color just open up the space so much!

  13. We have mirrors in our dining room I can't wait to get rid of but this is making me re-think the whole thing. Wow, great job from Jill @!

  14. wow the mirrors make the dining room look 4x its size!! an excellent decision for that kind of dining room... wow!

  15. Sorry, this is off-topic, but I love the throw rug you have in your front entrance! Do you mind me asking where you got it? I have a striped one in my front entrance I'm not fond of at all (we bought it right after moving in because we HAD to have something there right away); I need a rug like yours!
    (And P.S.-what a nice home you have!)

  16. Love your home!! Excellent job... Can you please share where you found the corbels you put under the granite for the kitchen island!!



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