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My boyfriend and I have roughly the same style, which is good, but living together in a small apartment has forced me to abandon my girlier tastes. No florals, very little pink, nothing too Baroque. I’m okay with it for the most part, until I see something like this flower-lined mirror from Marie Claire Maison and I wanna go all femme-y with decor again.

mirror with flowers

Photo: Fabrice Besse

The blooms that line the mirror are actually made from egg cartons that have been cut, layered, painted and gilded. I love the soft color and the texture they add. They really look like they’re meant to be a part of the mirror, no? Now that I know it’s super-easy and cheap to add a romantic touch like this, I’m ready to bust out my scissors. But first, I’ll be making some scrambled eggs for my boyfriend. (Win-win, right?)

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  2. MizzyD says:

    This is just gorgeous! I'm in the same position as you Briana, with a live-in bf, flowers and where girlie things are limited. I would love to recreate that mirror and put it in the one part of the house I'm allowed girlie stuff. It would be wonderful if you could post instructions on "how to" for those of us who aren't gifted enough to work it out for ourselves.

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Ugh! Okay, for some reason the html won't close for me even though I keep adding the tag. Anyway, hope you can cut and paste the URL for yourself.

  3. MizzyD says:

    Don't worry – I copy and pasted without a problem. They look great! I figure that if I can paint the walls in the mudroom and have it look ok (Sunday's chore), then maybe I can move onto egg carton flowers!

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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