Another garage sale score! I found this great mirror at a garage sale in our neighborhood. The people were moving and they had several new mirrors for sale. This one still had a sticker on the front with the designer's name so I don't think they ever even hung it. It is big, 39"x51", and just what I've been searching for. I snagged it for $35.00! Woo Hoo!! My friend said she saw something similar for $160.00.
It has great texture and patina on the embossed metal.
I have been looking for just the right thing to hang over the couch in our living room for awhile now. I did have an interesting two tiered antique shelf there for a long time but when I gave the room a fresh coat of red I wanted something that would make more of a statement. The room has been red for quite some time but I changed the color just a bit. I used Eddie Bauer Cabin Red from Lowe's. It doesn't look as bright in real life as it does in the picture, I need to get a new camera if I am going to keep doing this. I really like the red especially at night, it feels cozy.
I have several antiques in this room and I wanted something more bold with straight lines to mix it up a little.
Now I would like to find one long, or two square ottomans to put in front of the couch. Which do you think?
The couch was a thrift store find that I had recovered, it was a mustard gold in its previous life. I made the pillows and curtains.
In decorating, one thing always seems to lead to another but that is what keeps it fun!