It’s almost feeling like
around here. Almost. Although my 4 sectioned~4 day project is on day 5 of actual work—I started last Friday. What the heck~??
I broke my work into 4 sections, and saved the “worst” for last. Partly because this North corner bothers me.
*To clear up any confusion—I prefer to call this the Lower Level or LL because it’s too nice down here to be called a basement anymore!
When I added the builtin down here, I actually wanted to put mirrors in the back wall of the shelving to reflect light and brighten things up. As much as could be. COST crossed it off my list, but I’m REthinking that once again.
I called for prices this morning. Uhhh~let’s just say I’m still thinking about it. Each side is 40½” wide × 46½” tall. They quoted $122 per side. AM I CHEAP? THAT’s crAzy!
PLAN B. I asked about plain old glass being cut for each side— ½” thick $90 each, ¼” thick $70. Times 2 remember. UNbelievable. My thought was that I would silver the glass myself making it affordable~haha.
Then I considered glass (I would silver) to cover ONLY above the top 2 shelves—design magazines completely cover the bottom shelves. Even THAT was $70’ish something! YES. I guess I AM cheap.
I checked if there were any mirrors in their Ooops section that could be REcut—?? You DO know most glass/mirror stores have an Ooops section, right? Unfortunately, everything was too small.
Ok a y ~plan C.
I could paint the back with a silver leafing/metallic paint…
or A REALLY high gloss paint for a lacquered effect…?
Maybe I should check out the price and sizes of mirror TILES…?
So~ 1 last potential option.
*BTW~ here’s an example of the ltd natural light.
Looking online, I found a mirror that could be FRAMED IN like a picture. $24.46 × 2 which is a lot more to my liking.
I taped it out, and put the shelves back to get a visual.