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Why are mirrors so expensive?!

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SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sun 11-Nov-18 11:08:03

I love this

Gold mirror from habitat but even with the discount it still seems like a lot of money for a mirror!

Any ideas for a cheaper version???

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SuburbanRhonda Sun 11-Nov-18 11:12:25

I love habitat stufff but never buy it (except for bedlinen in the sale) because it’s so expensive.

Have a look in charity shops - I’ve bought all our mirrors from the Salvation Army shop near us. None over £10.

A couple of them I’ve repainted. One is oval with a bevelled edge mirror and a walnut frame with a beautiful inlay - £8.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sun 11-Nov-18 17:04:17

Yep good idea! Was thinking of charity shops and a can of gold spray

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Mossyhill Sun 11-Nov-18 17:07:20

I’d have a nosy in places like dunelm, the range, wilkos etc. I got a great mirror for £40 from the range.

Vitalogy Sun 11-Nov-18 17:12:40

I got a large gold framed Debenhams one from Ebay for £10. Have a look on there and Gumtree, Facebook.

rslsys Sun 11-Nov-18 19:32:56

We were looking for an oval mirror and couldn’t find one anywhere.
In the end we bought an oval picture frame and has a piece of mirror glass cut to fit it.

Cecilia2016 Sun 11-Nov-18 20:52:16

I got all my large 3 mirrors from ikea

ChishandFips33 Sun 11-Nov-18 23:43:22

Tkmaxx often have a good range of mirrors

BestNany Mon 12-Nov-18 01:21:40

I agree, ikea is good value for money. Check their clearance sections as well!

MaverickSnoopy Mon 12-Nov-18 02:17:34

Keep an eye out on Facebook selling groups and on Marketplace. So much cheaper. I picked up a huge mirror on Facebook for £10 which was originally £300.

flirtygirl Mon 12-Nov-18 11:26:12

Homesense, Tk maxx, the range, wilko , dunelm and ebay all good mirrors at great prices.

RosiePosies Mon 12-Nov-18 11:27:02

Charity shop!

SuburbanRhonda Mon 12-Nov-18 15:55:47

Ikea is great if you’re happy to see your home furnishings everywhere, including in schools, offices and student lets across the country.

However if you want something you can be sure no one else has, charity shops are the way to go!

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Mon 12-Nov-18 20:40:18

Yes Facebook is also a good idea. I am fed up with Ikea!

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ArtisanPopcorn Mon 12-Nov-18 20:48:49

I've got some surprisingly lovely ones from The Range.

Nacreous Mon 12-Nov-18 20:56:07

Not gold, but almost the same size and <25% of the cost.

Knittedfairies Mon 12-Nov-18 21:17:08

I bought a really nice mirror from a charity shop for £8 and one from the Range (£15?) that looks nice, but the mirror is a bit off; the reflection of the picture rail on the opposite wall is decidedly wonky, like a Hall of Mirrors experience.

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