Design for less

Hi Everyone
Happy Tuesday

This is the reflection in our  dining room built in china cabinet
I have shown you this cabinet before what I did not tell you
is how I came up with a way to save money too
My little secret
I wanted to put a mirror on the back to help give the illusion  that the room is larger
and to bring the outside in
But the original cost estimate was over $500 for the mirror plus  installation?
Darn budget {very frustrating word}
So I decided to wait until later to get it done....

Three years later still waiting ...

Then shopping at Target
I had a wonderful {cheap} idea
I bought 5 of their least expensive wall mirrors
$7.99  each
 removed the plastic frames and glued the mirrors
one by one together to the
back of the  china cabinet

~$40 dollars and fabulous~

It turned out better than I expected
You can see the pretty reflection 
The room looks so much larger
 the mirrors
elongated the room and
gave it the depth that it needed

and I saved money too.
A design for less success

linking with My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for
Tuesdays Treasures
Southern Hospitality 
Furniture feature Friday

I am so grateful for your amazing support and prayers for my Mom and for my new on line store
Thank You from the bottom of my heart

romantic saying for today

"What a grand thing to be loved What a grander thing still to Love"
Victor Hugo



  1. Your hutch looks wonderful! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

  2. Pam, I have always admired your cabinet, and the mirrors look fantastic.

    We have plans to have a cabinet built into our dining room on one entire wall. The style we want is very similar to what you have. I had hoped to have it done before the holidays this year, but I might decide to wait until after the new year.

    I can hardly wait for your store to open. Very exciting!

  3. This is a fantastic solution. Mirrors make rooms happier because the light dances everywhere! :D

  4. Awesome transformation, Pam! Those mirrors truly add alot of light and sparkle to that room! :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. You're just the smartest one! I love this and how wonderful that they all fit so perfectly!
    It's beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Just beautiful! I would love a built-in hutch just like that. I see that it matches a hutch just around the corner in your kitchen(?) I believe. I found your blog through My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and really look forward to have a look around!! Hugs, Jan


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