I am repurposing this post yet again (in case there are poor souls out there that have not heard enough about my endless "to do" list!) to link up with Miss Mustard Seed's Friday Party - Woo Hoo! I added the "Woo Hoo". You have me to blame for that. But seriously, do your little old self a big old favor (no I don't think any of you are "old") and head over to check out the rest!
In my case, I may have stumbled on a treasure. On the other hand, I may have made a large mistake. Not large moneywise ( I spent a total of $6) but large SIZE wise.
Behold my newest....
It's a mirror. Obviously. And - It's. BIG. I was driving past a yard sale last weekend, and it was the first thing I saw and did a quick u-turn to get a closer look. I ended up picking up this and a few other things for $10. I had originally planned on using it on my mantle. Um, no. Turns out that it's both too long and way too tall. By about 2 feet! How I neglected to notice that is beyond me. The guys running the yard sale were nice enough to load my "goodies" into my car for me. So, I also had no idea how HEAVY this beast was. I did manage to drag it inside my house and into the living room.
The glass is very VERY dirty and smeared (with what I do not know) and the wood is pretty scary as well.
Still I have visions of a creamy off white spray paint doing the trick - as it has so many times before! Since I figured that Hubby would have a HUGE problem with this monstrosity (that he now has to figure out how to hang) I propped it up and quickly scurried out of the house before he came home. I did happen to leave him a nice little note though, hoping he could somehow see the humor in the situation...
He did not.
I've been forbidden from buying any more LARGE junk. Well that is just fine. I will stick to smaller junk for the time being and plan to be vindicated once she's all prettied up. I think I do have a great spot for it, now that I realize my original plan is just Not. Gonna. Work.
I have put the wheels in motion to redo some of our dining room. You can read more about that projectright here.
I'm hoping that a newly painted, pretty white mirror can help lighten up and open up this small, darkish little space. Although I'm a bit worried that people are not going to want to stare into a mirror and watch themselves eat. Anybody have any thoughts on that? For real, like I just don't know if my plan for the mirror in the dining room is any better than the original plan. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear any and all opinions! :) Thank you very much.
So that's all I've got for now. Busy days ahead doing the mommy thing and finishing up my daughter's room. That will be my next room in the "Come Inside" series.
Have a great day!
Smiles and Hugs,