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.
Now since this install a few manufactuers have released antiqued mirror tile. We like this one.
Have a great Wednesday! I am headed to the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. I will post about all the fab hats and dresses we see!
[photos by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living]