Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I shared a couple pictures of part of my living room recently, they were a painted wall with group of pictures,
I was going back and forth about how I wanted to decorate above the mantel. There are many fun ways to do it, but I just love having a mirror above the fire place, so I decided to go with that. Also, a couple of my living room walls are covered with groups of small things, I wanted this wall to be more simple with one BIG mirror.
I have been looking around for large mirrors, and gosh... they are so expensive! One night while doing an online search, I found a perfect one at Wayfair but it was a pretty hefty price: $460!! Even though it was past 12 and I was tired, I didn't click the "add to cart" button. I knew in my heart that I could find something much cheaper.
And. I. did.
One day I was at Tai Pan Trading and strolling around with the kids, when I found the mirror. From afar, I thought, "Wow, that is the perfect size..." then I got closer. I saw a small chip on the frame, as I was rubbing the mirror I was thinking, "Well, this is nothing, I can fix it in no time...". Then, I found the 50% off tag... 50% from $199!! I had to grab it. Well, with my weak muscles I couldn't carry the mirror to the check out. I had to grab a kind store clerk to help me out. On the way home, one of my children had to sit close to the door and kind of lopsided, sorry buddy...
Ok, it is not the same as the one I saw online, but it was the size I wanted, has some nice trim work around it, and you can't beat that price. After applying wood patty, and a few coats of paint, it was ready to hang.
Posted by Sachiko Aldous at 4:00 AM