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Friday, February 18, 2011

At Last, the Perfect Mirror

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!                 

It is party day! Today I am joining in on Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home and
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday.
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  1. OMG! You're work is impressive. You're quite talented and skilled to be able to do all that. I love the lines of the sofa and it seems to call for a pretty coffee table. Just a thought...

  2. You are certainly a skilled and talented decorator. I love the lines of that sofa. Seems to be calling for a pretty coffee table or maybe a large round ottoman with a pleated shirt and plush padded top. Pretty red walls.

  3. Beautiful livingroom and the mirror is a perfect fit....well done! Love your blog.


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