A while back I found 2 mirrors for sale on Craigslist for $20. I love when I find two matching items. I’m a sucker for symmetry!
So when I drove to look at the mirrors, the guy told me “Ah, I don’t want the money, just take them!”…
Really, who says that? Who doesn’t want the money? I had the money in my hand already! Well, this just confirms that I do get lucky sometimes. And that day I considered myself VERY lucky.
Hurray to people who don’t want money on craigslist!
I love mirrors. I have them everywhere. And these two are heavy and beveled! I’m guessing they were once attached to a dresser since that’s the hardware they had on the back.
I had no clue where I was going to put them and the hubby right away suggested I should paint them and sell them. No, no, no! I have a hard time parting with found treasures and I knew I had to keep these two beauties!
Since they were free I wanted to try some unexpected color. It’s easier to get daring when you don’t have to spend a lot of money. A can of spray paint is cheap enough.
My first thought was to paint them yellow and that’s what I did.
Boy was I wrong. I hated it! The room used to be blue and that might have had something to do with it!
Next day I painted them turquoise! First the turquoise was a little too bright for my taste but I didn’t want to antique them either. Since they didn’t have another shade that I liked I kept them this way and now I’m happy with it.
Oh I love, love, love them! And they fit perfectly flanking my big bedroom window! Don’t you think so?
|Ombre, ombre, ombre??? And I want to find some more porcelain animal heads to keep my rhino ($13 at Ross) company!|
|Not a good photo! It’s hard to take pictures in this room! The lighting is off with this big window.|
See the chaise in the above photo? Here’s another close up! My cats have been doing a serious number on the corduroy fabric. Really not a good choice for cats with claws! So, I have been wondering if I am brave enough to attempt a reupholstering job myself. Looks very scary!
The hubby bought me two books about upholstery and I might attempt this job if we have a long, boring winter.
Ugh! From “50 Shades of Grey” to upholstery books? Not really the pool side or beach novel I was looking for for this summer, LOL! But I need to study this subject a little more before attempting such a big job.
Does anybody out there have another upholstery book suggestion?
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