Mirror, Mirror over the window

One of my obsessions is mirrors, it's not that I like to look at myself, I just love the lovely lines of the frames and this goes for picture frames too. I have to talk myself out of buying more when I see one I love. I really like the look of a mirror hung in front of a window, and I've found a fabulous one to hang in my new kitchen window.
Speaking of the new kitchen, I'm sure some of you have thought I forgot about it, well I haven't, but I tell you I have never painted so much in my life. Because the cabinets were unfinished oak I needed put 2 coats of primer then sand, then another coat of primer and then two coats of finish paint, then sand and final coat of finish paint. 6 coats is enough to make anyone not ever want to paint again. I still have some sewing to do and other accessory projects to finish, so I promise I'll show it to you soon, but I must say I absolutely love it. Here are some great ideas for hanging a mirror over a window.

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  1. j'adore mirrors myself! have oodles of them and keep buying more. they just "speak" to me...."mirror, mirror on the wall." LOL! Love all those inspiration photos!

  2. I love mirrors, too, Trixie...and in our old house I had one hung in front of our sunroom windows on the side that faced the driveway. I love the look...these are some great examples. Hugs- Diana

  3. I absolutely love mirrors and the way they reflect light into the house ~ Hanging them in front of a window is a brilliant idea! I may have to go find another one ~ thanks for sharing

  4. I was just telling Amy over at Maison Decor that I love the look of a mirror mounted in front of a window. Then I come here and see the examples you've shown. She just did a vanity in front of a window.

    Can't wait to see your kitchen.

  5. I was just thinking about you today and wondering what you've been up to! It sounds like painting painting painting!! Can't wait to see the big reveal.

    Hope you are still feeling good!! Take care,


  6. Young House Love just painted theirs white and I like it so much more now! I would've never thought to hang mirrors over windows but the images you share are beautiful!

  7. I have so many mirrors and I just got a new one recently. I love them. I can honestly say I have never thought about putting one in front of a window...I have always heard/read to put them across from a window. A new idea for me.

  8. One cannot have too many mirrors in their life. I love them and I think they are the "bling" in the home! Ha!
    Love the examples you posted. Very cool!

  9. I love that they are hung in the windows. So unexpected!

  10. It's amazing what one little mirror can do. That first picture is stunning!

  11. I'm a BIG mirror FAN too!!!!


  12. Hey girl!
    I think I am coming your way first of March, will you be around?
    email me and let me know:)

  13. I've just found your blog... you're amazing1 I can't wait to read all your posts... i love all your makeovers! now i just have to figure out the voting thing...


  14. Trixie, I just found your blog and I love it. I am also a mirror lover. The way these mirrors have been used over windows is so creative! Looking forward to reading more. I am a new blogger and would be honored if you would check out and follow my blog too.

  15. I absolutely love mirrors and the way they reflect light into the house ~ Hanging them in front of a window is a brilliant idea! I may have to go find another one ~ thanks for sharing

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