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Upcycling Design: Mirrors Framed with Reclaimed Wood

By Simone Design Blog @HomeSpire

Have you heard of the word “upcycling” with regards to interior design? This word,which started to gain popularity in the mid-90s, means repurposing or reusing materials found in and around your home. It’s an environmentally aware design process that helps you reduce your carbon footprint. An example of upcycling (one that I really love) is mirrors framed with reclaimed wood. This type of wood often comes from old deconstructed buildings; once retrieved, it’s repurposed into home furniture and accessories. An advantage of reclaimed wood is that its age and imperfections give it lots of character.

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A mirror framed with reclaimed wood is an unexpected decorative piece with real rustic charm.

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It’s a statement piece that can also be the focal point in your room, like this floor model.

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Maybe you don’t want to have such a huge statement piece in your room. If so, then make it smaller and mount it on the wall. It still will draw your eyes over to it!

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The two mirrors in this bathroom are just beautiful! I love the frame with its wood planks. It’s quite an industrial looking bathroom, isn’t it?

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Are you looking for a mirror to go above your fireplace mantle? Here’s a innovative way of using driftwood create a sunburst mirror above the fireplace. Now this is definitely eye-catching.

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Here’s an idea: let your inner designer come out and create your own statement piece! Here, the designer has embellished a reclaimed wood frame by applying a rustic finish and adding metal corners. It’s a truly unique and original piece.

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The frame can be composed of different colors and sizes of reclaimed wood.

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By painting your reclaimed wood frame, you can give it an entirely different look and make it easier to blend it in with your existing home decor.

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COMMENTS ( 1 )

By etrusk
posted on 23 December at 08:22
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nice frame :-)

By Twila Wright House
posted on 12 February at 02:57

Oh my goodness, gorgeous mirrors! I especially love the first and last ones.

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