Saturday, February 9, 2013

Size Matters



I'm talking about picture frames here. 


The other day I was in Pottery Barn checking out the sale section when I came across this nice looking picture frame.


I loved the look and the price, but was hung up on the size, meaning when 8x10 is really 12x14.


I've always wondered if anyone actually uses frames this size on a tabletop or surface that is.


They are so big and in my opinion, take up way too much space physically and visually.


I considered what it would look like as part of my gallery wall.


I was racking my brain about another way I could use it...


when suddenly inspiration struck and I saw it as a mirror on a dresser or vanity. 


I happily paid the $10 satisfied with what will soon become a mirror on my son's antique dresser. 

8 comments:

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

$10??? I'm running out to Pottery Barn tomorrow. Could use a few of those for my client's large bookcases. Love the antique chest. Is is American Empire?
xo
Loi

Acquired Objects said...

The frame looks wonderful and for only $10 bucks, great buy Terri.

Enjoy your Sunday!
XXX
Debra~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Perfect frame for a mirror and perfect for a boys room. That dresser is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Allison Carra said...

That is a super idea! That mirror will look great, and your son should love it too. -Al

Burlap Luxe said...

Girl !! You find the best deals, if its not a high end sofa, or a designer suite of sorts it's even a simplistic piece that speaks loudly when added to your treasures. It's going to look great in your sons room :)

Those gallery walls are amazing, I so remember family members doing just that to there walls making it a place to look and admire for what seamed like for hours in conversation to who was who.

Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Xoxo
Happy Valentine my friend.

Doré

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a steal! The Pottery Barn here doesn't usually carry the full selection like North American stores so I haven't seen that frame. We do get some great blow-out prices here though which makes it my favourite store. Hope you are well :)

vignette design said...

I'm going to have to go to Pottery Barn now! Love that frame and love that you are turning it in to a mirror.
Perfect on your son's dresser! ~Delores

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I have that picture frame but in a 8x10...I love it and a mirror is a great idea! I also love the dresser you found for your son....very nice!