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« on: March 07, 2009 07:37:44 PM »

We bought this beautiful dresser at Ikea in the "AS IS" section... A small ding in the wood at the bag shaves off $100? You've got yourself a deal, mate!

Anyway, I love it, but there is one problem... the mirror. I HATE mirrors. So I covered it up everynight... but then when we were moving I saw my poster print of a photograph I took... it seemed to be the perfect size to be framed inside the mirror of the dresser.... so after we moved and un-packed, we unscrewed the mirror, cut the poster to fit, and just put it in the frame on top of the mirror. There you have it!

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Personally, I love it. The beautiful shape of the dresser is still on display, plus I don't have to freak out about the mirror - instead, I get to be proud of my photography! haha.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009 07:44:21 PM »

What a great way to show off your photgraphy, and the pic suits the dresser perfectly, I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009 07:45:26 PM »

i love it! your picture fits so perfectly, it's almost like you designed the picture specifically to fit inside that oval shape
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 08:06:26 PM »


That is so cool. I'm not crazy about having big mirrors around either, especially in the bedroom.
Your photograph is striking and fits with the design of the dresser beautifully.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 08:53:33 PM »

Love it! This reminds me of those antique oblong convex pictures...Hope that makes sense.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009 09:02:12 PM »

Really Inspiring! I have a vintage dresser my roommate and I painted Key Largo Blue in a drunken fit of fun... now I know what I can do with the mirror!
Kudos for bargain hunting too... at Ikea of all places... score!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009 09:07:09 PM »

Yeah I know what you mean about mirrors, I have to cover them up at night too lol. I love what you did to solve that problem since the mirror wasn't really needed. It looks awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009 11:24:10 PM »

What an amazing idea!! I love it! I've got the same issue with mirrors--I've had the same dresser since I was a little girl and always had to cover it up at night, and eventually my dad took the mirror off. I still do not have a single mirror in my room. This is just a great idea, though, and it looks beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009 07:12:04 AM »

Kudos for bargain hunting too... at Ikea of all places... score!

Hehe, I have only ever bought something major at retail value there ONCE - and that was only because I bought one desk there in the AS IS section, and needed a matching one. I've gotten several major furniture pieces at the AS IS section, with only little dings at the back that aren't even in sight when they are constructed. It's definitely the first stop when I go!
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009 01:55:46 PM »

O M G I am all over this- Im gonna do this with my 100yr old oak washstand- it still has the mirror but it looks crappy   EXCeLLENT!!!!
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