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Love It or Hate It? A Chalkboard as a Mirror Alternative

In this powder room in the portfolio of New York-based interior designer Amanda Nisbet, a chalkboard scribbled with the words "You look marvelous" is hung in place of a mirror above the sink. While this tongue-in-cheek idea certainly photographs well, I think as a guest, after nibbling on some pesto caprese skewers and excusing myself to freshen up, I'd be pretty peeved to find no mirror in the powder room. If the chalkboard had a mirrored frame, or vice-versa, that might pass in my book. What do you think?

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beckkii beckkii 8 years
it would be cute to have a chalkboard in a bathroom, but i would definitely have to have a mirror above my sink. i think it would be a cute to have a mirror inside a chalkboard though.
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
I agree with Amanda G. I think it's really cute but you can add a mirror elsewhere. Maybe behind the door depending on whether you are using that area for storage.
nygurl nygurl 8 years
a chalkboard in lieu of a mirror? in the bathroom? hell to the no.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Did you all notice the mirror in the top right hand corner of the wall? lol I like the artistic affect that this lends itself too but I think it would feel odd not having a mirror to look in at the sink. If they kept a small hand held or standing mirror on the counter that would be neat. At least a little something to check the hair/teeth/lipstick in.
sahayra sahayra 8 years
i can't stand if there's not a mirror over the sink
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 8 years
It's clever, but not practical. I don't care what's written on that chalkboard--no one looks marvelous with food stuck in their teeth.
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
it looks cute, but there is no way I could do without my bathroom mirror
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
I love the idea, but I think I'd get irritated over time by the no mirror situation. There are ways to remedy that, of course.
weffie weffie 8 years
i think the message is totally cute, i like it... and it would be funny to change it to "GAH! go back to bed!" or "you look horrendous" when your roommates are going to wake up hungover :P
AmandaG AmandaG 8 years
I love the idea! The no mirror in the bathroom could be remedied by placing s tiny mirror, say above the hand towel holder just big enough to view one feature, so guests could check their teeth. But then at least you wouldn't loose the overall unexpected look this design provides.
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