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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday's Cheap and Chic Ikea Hack

Yesterday at lunch I thought I'd run through ikea, since I was in the area.  I didn't have any particular agenda, which is RARE for me when it comes to going to ikea. 

In the mirror section, there was a huge box of these Levanger mirrors on clearance, marked down from $14.99 to $3.99.  I didn't know ikea ever put non-damaged goods on sale!
For the grand total of $35 and change, I grabbed a stack of 9 of them to do a grouping on the wall in my den.  I had been looking, albeit not too seriously, for a big mirror for a wall there, but I thought these could have the same effect by grouping them. 

I arranged them many different ways, but ultimately I think evenly spaced rows hung vertically worked out best.  We have paneling on the walls, so it was a bit of a challenge to hang them (but hey, what's an ikea purchase without an accompanying challenge, right?). 


I'm happy with the result! 

They reflect the light off the window, which I need in this room that has a tendency to be dark (as you can tell from the photos).

Go grab them up!  They aren't on the website anymore, but it's the small size.  I think they are each approximately 17 inches tall by 9 inches wide.

15 comments:

Living It At Home said...

You are so clever to spot those and then translate something from Ikea into that stylish display! I am very impressed. I think you have done that wall justice and the room too! It was beautiful before and now even better.

Love it all!
~jamilyn

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

I just might!! That looks fantastic! Bravo!

Alaina

All things house and beautiful, UK said...

This looks amazing - you have such great insight to buy such a plain looking mirror and turn it into a real style statement!

Darling said...

Oh my gosh that looks amazing! Very very rich looking. Wonder if I should try it for my entry way.
Thanks!

ashlina said...

love love love it. fantastic job! xo

Risa West said...

great idea! it turned out wonderfully :)

Pemberley said...

Perfect! Well done.

Chic Geek said...

amazing! what a great idea, may just have to steel it :)

LindsB said...

love this!! what a great deal for mirrors and what you did with them is beautiful!!

Sarita said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this looks. Such a great & simple idea!

Kelly Green said...

wonderful job - an excellent find and they look great! KG

LiveLikeYou said...

What a great idea. I was just about to send a client a similar idea but with much smaller mirrors from Ikea spray painted silver. But these larger ones are so much better. thank You!! It looks great!

Kimi said...

This looks so fantastic and would solve a huge decorating delima I have. Which Ikea had them on clearence?

Smiles, Kimi

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Great deal and looks fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration, gals.

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Oh, I love this! Might need to do this over my fireplace!

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