We spotted this idea in a recent tour of LA-based designer Hillary Hayne's kitchen: refacing kitchen cabinets with mirrors. Inspired by an antique mirror that she had, Hayne replicated the look thanks to mirror maker Ginette Lemonnier who created these sepia-toned mirrors by adding acid to the back create that tarnished effect.
[ Photo from House Beautiful ]
Hayne says, "When I was thinking about the upper cabinets in this kitchen, I knew I didn't want to overuse the wood. Too heavy. Frosted glass? Too contemporary...[These mirrors] glow in the light and add a hint of glamour. I was trying to get away from the typical glass uppers."
Check out Hillary Hayne's LA kitchen and interview at House Beautiful.