Decorating, Family, Life

Workin’ With What Ya Got- Mirror, Mirror on the…..Table?

How are you doing today?
I’m a little blue as my oldest left for a week in Minnesota this morning, so I am going through Annie withdrawal today.
I start feeling sad about three days before, then she and I end up stuck like glue in those three days more than we usually do. We have been watching movies together, going shopping alone together and just holding hands and cuddling more than usual.
She’ll have fun but I will still be thinking of her all the time and hoping she is okay.
I do have a little surprise planned for her as I usually do when she leaves for a week each summer.
I am making over a nightstand for her room that she and I picked up at a garage sale a month ago.
I am so excited about it and I am starting it today so I will post about it next week!

I was up in Michigan visiting some dear family last weekend and while there, my cousin Linda gave me a couple of awesome things like cool willow sticks, a closet organizer, and this sweet mirror:

Isn’t it kind of amazing?
It is a thrift store hunter’s dream come true.
These are harder and harder to come by today thanks to bloggers showing the world how to refashion these puppies into a chalkboard, menu boards, corkboards or just spray painting the frame and turning them into funky new finds.
And my first reaction was to paint the frame.
But after looking at it in my home for a couple of days, I realized that I kind of liked it just as it was.
It was in perfect condition and I liked the old world look of the finish.
So I left it to sit on my dining room table for several days so I could figure out which wall I wanted it on.
Until I realized that it looked pretty cool sitting there.
On the table.
All flat like.
I found some cool candle holders, some that I painted with a mercury glass finish here.


The smaller hobnail votive holders I bought at Pottery Barn on sale for $3 each last fall.
The others I bought at a craft store for a dollar each last fall as well.
I love the mixing of different metallic looks.
Not sure if that is “in” now or not.
And truly I don’t even care.
I just love how it looks in my home.
Here you have a cool centerpiece!
It brings more light to this table and at night it is amazing!
And I didn’t spend a dime!
Thanks, Linda for the cool mirror! I am so happy I get to look at it all day every day!


7 thoughts on “Workin’ With What Ya Got- Mirror, Mirror on the…..Table?”

  1. Such a fab idea and it adds a lot of charm…I love mirrors on dressers, tables etc. Please come hang out and link up to our link party "Home is Where the Heart is" Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)


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