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Hi! Paige here! In 2009 we designed the Southern Living Idea House in Cinnamon Shore, Texas. It was a really fun project and wow I can’t believe it has been 3 years this week since AK and I were out in Texas for the install. In the kitchen we designed an antique mirror backsplash instead of using a tile backsplash–which is what we’d normally have done. We thought the antique mirror would be a fun design element and a great reflective and cleanable surface. Over time we have received lots questions about the backsplash, so here are a few a couple photos and a few answers:

What we did:

1. We measured the overall space for the mirror.

2. We divided the overall dimension to create smaller 11″ x 14″ish rectangles. Then ordered the mirror from a mirror supplier.

3. We had our professional finisher antique the mirror. Once that was complete, we had an installer glue the mirrored tiles to the wall.

Ta da!

Now since this install a few manufactuers have released antiqued mirror tile. We like this one.

Ann Sacks Tile

Have a great Wednesday! I am headed to the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. I will post about all the fab hats and dresses we see!

XO,
Paige

[photos by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living]

8 thoughts on “Antique Mirror Backsplash

  1. Hi. Where did you get the antique mirror tiles. If I understand your blog you made the ones in the photo. Is there a store that has these tiles or similar ones. Thank you.

  2. Hello, I was wondering when you said you had a professional finisher antique the mirror, what type of finisher? Someone who does faux finishes and painting? or
    furniture refinisher? Please let me know. thank you

    • We have always used someone that does faux finishing. There are several places on line that sell the chemicals but it is way more complicated than it seems.

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