The problem is, that these gorgeous mirrors usually seem to come with a matching price tag, which doesn't always work for the budget minded.
Lucky for all of us, I had a little moment in the antique store a few weeks ago when I spotted this vintage syrocco clock. Suddenly I had an idea, what if I took this piece swapped out the clock piece with a precut mirror and voila, instant chicness.
I was giddy just thinking about it.
I took the piece home and began to deconstruct it. Once the clock face was off I sponged the whole face of the clock with liquid silver leaf since the gold tones wouldn't really work in my bedroom. I bought a precut mirror at my local craft store and with a couple of drops of glue, we were good to go.
This was the stage at which I noticed my adorable toddler decided to break off one of the rays but we won't get in to that. I still love the result and the broken ray has since been mended.
All in all this project cost me about $32.00.
$24.00 for the clock
$3.50 for the silver leaf paint
$2.99 for the precut mirror
Not bad for a days work.
If you're interested in trying to recreate this there are a handful of great clock options on ebay. Mine was vintage Syroco.