Rated 5 out of 5 by Meche Lovin' It!
I debated between buying the large and x-large size mirror, so glad I went with the x-l. It's perfect, not too big at all and the mirror is a lovely addition to my cozy living room, a definite must do.
April 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Margeaux If you don't like funhouses, you won't like these.
I was so excited to find these mirrors, but the photo does not clearly represent the distortion of the image. My first reaction was queasy, followed by dizzy. Unfortunately, they will be going back. Fortunately, Ballard is a winner and I will continue to shop here.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lululou Cheap, bendable, lightweight, badly painted
When this arrived, I was surprised at how lightweight the package was, and when I opened it, I saw why.
The frame is a thin, poorly/messily/drippily painted metal. The mirror surface is some kind of cheap plastic that I can bend a little with my bare hands. The backing is a bunch of unevenly welded brackets over a circle of flimsy particle board with a big "Made in China" sticker slapped on it.
If I'd seen it in person, I would never have bought it.
I bought the medium round size, by the way-- from other reviews, maybe the large size is more sturdy? Not sure.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haappy Unique Find - Chaperone Mirror
I had been on a tour of an old mansion and saw this mirror. The tour guide said that it was used to chaperone dating couples because the chaperone could see what was happening in every corner of the room.
The quality is excellent and the various sizes made it easy to select the correct size for my dining room.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJDesign Beautiful mirror, exceeded my expectations
I've been looking for a convex mirror and this one is beautifully made. The mirror is high quality and the metal frame is black with a slight gold accent. It's just beautiful and exceeded my expectations. I ordered the large size for my family room. It's also light weight and easy to hand. I highly recommend.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Weddington Overall a good value
These types of mirrors remain unique and are all the more interesting because it seems so few households feature them. I purchased the medium sized circular one and was very pleased with not only the quality of the mirror itself but the faux finish border, which was actually well done for the cost. One could easily spend considerably more for this type of mirror-making it a good choice for even the discriminating buyer.
November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ceh2014 like the mirror-hanging is a pain
The mirror is as pictured. I did a collage like what is shown in the magazine. Looks great, but I thought my husband was going to kill me. Hanging the mirrors is less than ideal. No wire, 2 holes (1 on each side) that the nail goes into. You have to have them exact-or it doesn't work! Thankfully, I didn't have to hang them!
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woodworker WOW! Beautiful!
I had read the other reviews prior to ordering the full wall of these mirrors. This Extra Large Convex Mirror is GRAND! It is very heavy and solid. I did not expect that from some of the other reviews - I thought it would be a bit "bendable" if you will - That is Not the case at all! It is so sturdy - VERY Large and Heavy! I am so pleased with this purchase! The frame is lovely and looks old and antique. The mirror is clear and so different. I am fixing up my Grandson's room, as "Big Brother" claims he is now a "Big Boy" at 5 years old. I think the boys will love the fun of the convex mirrors. I'm glad I have a large wall to put all nine on, as I will need it! I will update with a picture when the rest come and I am finished with the room. Also I have ordered Ballard's special "Hanging Hooks" for heavy wall items and I am very glad I did - They are very nice!
Thank-You Ballard for a Wonderful Product!
Joyce aka: Grandmamma - San Antonio
June 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by elephanttales This mirror is unique.
The bronze finish is not consistent all the way around the mirror. There are some places where there is no bronze at all but I was going for a more rustic look so it didn't bother me. I will be painting over the gold so it doesn't look so formal. Overall I love the mirror and everyone comments on it when they enter the room.
May 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by kozynester good from a distance
I was excited to find these convex mirrors, exactly what I was looking for! I was expecting a fairly good quality. What I got was convex mirrors in cheap metal frames "hand finished" with paint that chips off the metal very easily. I had paint flakes all over me from hanging them. They look nice as long as you dont get too close, then you can see how thin the frames are. I am keeping them because convex mirrors are hard to find.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Otis A Satisfied Decorator
As expected, the Alastair Convex Mirror is handsome. It adds an unique dimension to the room where it was placed.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by timezatikn really like the mirror
i got this mirror in the x-lg size for over my bed. i bought it at the store to avoid shipping.
it looks very nice and i think a good value. it is unique and easy to hang
March 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lakesider Flawed finish.
Disappointed in flaws in the frame finish. While it's not an expensive mirror I expected more for the money. The convex glass distorts the reflection oddly compared to other convex mirrors I have viewed.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by R09420 Excellent!
The xlarge mirror is made well and was the perfect size.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lindasuebean Beautiful piece
Great piece to own. I placed a single one above the headboard, just like SK. Looks fab!
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yodelers2 Very Whimsy!
Perfect change from the ordinary mirrors! They are lightweight. They do take some time to hang as the holes are in fixed locations on the back of the mirror. But once you have gotten the measurements down, they are so worth it! I love the versatility they offer in being sold separately. The arrangement options are endless. I put them in our hall bathroom that has no windows...but you wouldn't know by all the light they reflect. Really brightens up the room and gives it that perfect "wow" factor next to our DENY MADart shower curtain. Thanks!
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doogie The mirrors look fantastic.
A real challenge to hang perfectly, but they really accent the decor of the room.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HYV1 Exactly what I hoped it would be
Great mirror. Looks super classy hanging above the fireplace. I decided on the XL size. I worried it would overpower the space above the mantel, but it is beautiful and fills the space perfectly. Not very heavy, easy to hang. I ordered the power hooks but ended up just using anchors and screws instead.
January 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marg02 Flimsy border; bent when removing from packing.
The mirror looks beautiful in the catalog. I was expecting a more solid frame because it is described as metal in the catalog. When I was removing it from the packing, the frame is so thin, it bent in my hands. The convex mirror in the frame is as described/shown in the catalog. The frame is not.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IslandHome Not too much Bling
The large size is mounted above our queen size bed in a windowless sleeping niche in our island cabin. The mirror reflects light and has a slight porthole vibe for our nautical setting. The small area has an oak floor, cherry bed, and burl wood side tables, so really didn't need more wood for the frame. Once heard every room needs at least a touch of black; this piece completed the room in an eclectic cabin perfectly.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannygirl Love this mirror
I bought the oval shape to hang on a bookshelf. It looks awesome!
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KSC59 Love the reflection that a convex mirror gives
I love this mirror and I've hung it in a picture wall grouping. I actually think I'll buy one of the bigger ones as well.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HornerDesign Unique and dramatic statement
I ordered these convex mirrors in 3 different sizes to group above the bed in our guest room. When they first arrived I was disappointed that the color looked more black than bronze but decided to put up on the wall anyway because I do have some black in the room.
I cut circle patterns out of paper to position with tape on the wall and then used nails with large heads to hang. Very easy and just gorgeous. All my friends think I am a decorating genius and the room looks great.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaurenDF Nice, Lightweight, classic and comtemporary
I ordered 3 sizes (total of 9 mirrors) and arranged as a collage. They look beautiful, simple, classic, and matched my 'transitional' decor. They were easy to install the Power Hooks, screws (with drywall plug) and nails (in stud). You need 2 hooks per mirror (we didn't have enough Power Hooks)!
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SueDZ Just what I've been looking for
I love bulls eye mirrors. I have a few smaller ones but wanted to make a nice grouping in my stair well. I cut out the sizes in paper and arranged them on the wall to decide on what would work for me. The mirrors from Ballards are light weight, easy to hang and look great.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ajer1 Great Convex Mirrors
These mirrors have classic good looks with the convex mirror...as a modern update.......would recommend to anyone.....
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zzzz good for the price
I bought the largest size and it's beautiful. However, it was difficult to hang because there's no template, the mirror cannot be hung with a wire (per the instructions), and the hangers are fixed with no play whatsoever.
I'd buy this again, though, as now that I finally got it up on the wall, it makes me smile.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CountryLady A beautiful accent
The Alastair mirror perfectly finished a stairway. Its reflective light gave warmth to the area, while also adding a unique feature to the wall. The mirror is truly a beautifully made piece.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitzy Wonderful addition to my bedroom.
I looked around awhile for a mirror like this one. When I found it, it was exactly what I wanted. I love that there are so many sizes to chose from. I chose the biggest one to put above my my bed. The quality is good and better than I expected. I would definitely recommend this mirror.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by animalluvR looks great!
I put the extra large mirror above my brick fireplace and it really looks great! What a different look
April 8, 2013