Thursday, February 23, 2006

Shopping challenge: Mirror, mirror on the wall...

When we moved to San Francisco a few months ago, I left our old cheapo full-length mirror behind and vowed to get something better. Apparently this is a little bit harder than I thought. For the last six months, I have been relying on Rob and the medicine cabinet to be my mirror...this will not do! So begins today's shopping challenge.

I tried to find a sample of my old mirror online but apparently it is too cheap for e-commerce. If you have ever been to Target or Ace Hardware, you know which $9 mirror I am talking about. It was nailed to the wall in a way that made everyone look pear shaped. I am so lacking in curves that it actually worked for me...but it did drive female visitors to our apartment completely insane.

Here's a kind of cool option from Olde Good Things. The border is made out of vintage ceiling tiles but it's a bit more than I wanted to spend. The simplicity of this "Minimal Mirror" from Design within Reach is also pretty nice. Oooh, and then I could say that I officially shop there...an added benefit. This wood framed option from CB2 is a good pick too. It looks like it might be too huge for my city-scale bedroom, though. This choice from Neiman Marcus has a little too much flair for my taste! But this alternative is just saucy enough! (Check out this cool mirrored coffee table, too)

Okay, I give up. I am not feeling inspired by any of the full length mirrors. Any tips? Votes? Suggestions?

2 comments:

rcpeters said...

Well once again I have to save the day: http://eq3.com/swflink/accessories/mirrors.html
No price is listed but eq3 is usually pretty reasonable.

MissEm said...

Excellent! We'll have to go over to EQ3 at lunch sometime.