Friday, October 15, 2010


The mirror is being installed in the closet cabinetry, and I'm pleased with it, so far.   Our painter is very superstitious, and he's unnerved by so much mirror.    I told him, he must be happy he's not married to me; because in my world, theres no such thing as too much mirror.  

Obviously this isn't everyones cup of tea, but it is mine;  and I couldn't be happier.  Well I suppose I could, if it were double the size?

My scarf display won't be finished until the counter surface is installed.    I decided to do the counter in....surprise;  mirror!     I can't wait to see how an Hermes scarf will look reflected around this space.

Cleaning the smudges from all of this mirror will be a breeze;  although time consuming.   Windex has no place in my house,  I use distilled water, mixed with cornstarch.   It makes cleaning glass, and mirror easy.   It doesn't streak, and works better  than  cleaners, such as Sprayway, the brand most glass places use.   Cornstarch is cheap, and 'green'; but better than that, it works!       The fellow who installed my mirror is going to go home and try it for himself.


hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I am not comfortable in front of mirrors or cameras...
they tell the truth...I am aging and expanding!

I hope that your painter is of sturdy stock and has a firm hand....and perhaps is a magician!

theduchessofH said...

You look great Leslie! You won't see me showing my body on this blog.
I don't like seeing myself in mirrors either. I'm just trying to find ones that are slimming, and the antiquing softens and disguises lines. It's pretty forgiving.

Our painter is afraid of spirits, living in the mirrors. He's always asking me, "aren't you afraid of being here alone?"; when I stay to lock up after everyones gone home.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Good hint on the cornstarch; great tip!
You can never have too much mirror -ESPECIALLY in a dressing area. This is so beautiful -can't wait to see the final product!

Ian said...
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theduchessofH said...

I deleted the post as it was an advertisement.

Anonymous said...

this is gorgeous! But how do you know what's inside each cabinet? I am going to try the corn starch trick, how much cornstarch in how much water?