Dreamwalls® Antique Mirror in Regular and Bronze Tint
Basically, there are two main ways to create an antique mirror. At the “first quality” manufacturing level, which is what we do at Dreamwalls, we take a virgin piece of glass, and create a soft antique mirror from the outset using our manufacturing methodology.
Casual Bistro with Full Antique Mirror Wall
However, there are fantastic, smaller artisans out there doing complex patterns and beautiful, hand-applied finishes by distressing existing mirrors. Really, they’re metamorphosing it. I greatly appreciate the time – and chemicals – that are used to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Pieces and patterns like Garay Artisan’s:
Garay Artisans Skin Print - WOW
So I’ve been seeing some awesomely creative things happening with antique mirror across the country. Below is just a cross section of some of the interesting uses and possibilities for antique mirror in interior spaces.
Antique Mirror Backsplash with Rosettes
Antique Mirror Glass Company in Illinois did this very classic backsplash using antique mirror.
John Phillip West at West Design in San Rafael, CA understands that the rosettes are just as important as the mirror. Every detail matters.
Furniture City Glass & Mirror
Furniture City Glass & Mirror in High Point, NC works with antique mirror every day, and they can work on big installation projects.
Antique Mirror Room
Architectural Glass Effects in South Patterson, NJ installed a whole room in antique mirror. You might not want to use it for your morning shave, but boy, is it ever a glamorous powder room!
Huntley & Company designed bathroom in Washington, DC
I’m always a fan of mirror over mirror. Tricia Huntley at Huntley & Company designed this bathroom. (Luxe & Lucid is her design blog – check it out)
Mirror Antique did an amazing Long Island, NY garden pavillion project in conjunction with Kent Bloomer Studios that you really have to see to believe. Wow. Those panels are actually doors! So it’s 6mm antiqued tempered mirror, laminated to half inch tempered glass. Did I say wow?
Garay Mirror Patinas
And lastly, I’ve got to show you a tiny bit more of Regina Garay’s work. She is Garay Artisans in Orlando, FL and runs the blog Fauxology. She works with “Mirror Patinas” to create amazing effects with glass. She can do reptile skins, textile patterns, ornamental designs….it’s really amazing what is possible. Above is a retail boutique wall she did with custom color, pattern, and logo work. Really nice.
To all the artistic souls out there working with Antique Mirror, keep it up. Share with us what you’re doing. And thank you for continuing to use mirrors as your medium.