Good Monday morning to you! It's a rainy, dreary one here. In fact, it was rainy and dreary all weekend and I'm just about tired of it. Come on sunshine and flip flop weather!
So, if you follow me on Instagram (@jenna2027), then you saw a sneak peek of some fabulous mirrors I picked up at a flea market for $15 each last weekend! They're huge (over 4 feet tall!), and I believe they used to hang in the rooms of a local hotel. (The back of one of them has a shortened version of a local hotel name and what looks like a room number.)
I actually didn't mind the brass finish all that much, but it was chipped and showing red(?) in a few places, plus I thought a fresh coat of white paint would make them fit into the decor in our living room much better.
Here's the full "before" shot.
I taped off the mirror (wow, what a job that was with all those curves!) and sprayed them white, then it came time to hang. Being the bad blogger that I am, I didn't get a shot of what the hanging hardware looks like on the back of them, but it's just like this:
We went to Lowes on Friday night and wandered down the picture hanging aisle, thinking we were going to have to rig something up and pray that it was strong enough to hold these beasts (they're actually only about 20 lbs each but feel much heavier!). Well, whadya know but they sell the exact thing we needed. #noidea This picture hanging hardware was $7 each, and we only needed the piece that attaches to the wall, so not the cheapest thing in the world, but we wanted to make sure these things weren't going to come crashing down in the middle of the night (isn't that when things always seem to come crashing down?). Oh, and the built-in level is a brilliant idea. Seriously, brilliant.
A few anchors and screws (plus some extra holes because our tape measure failed us... yes, totally the tape measure's fault), and we went from this:
Once they were hung up and I stood back to look at them, they didn't quite give me the wow factor I was expecting. I mean, don't get me wrong, I do like them, but something's off. Should I have painted them a different color? Does it look strange that the right one is centered between the door and the wall and the left one isn't? I wanted to have them both the same distance from the door and the wall on the left is bigger so it makes the mirror off-centered. Are they too tall? I just don't know. Help a sista out. What do you think?
I sometimes participate in these parties: Sunday: DIY Showoff, I Heart Naptime, Flamingo Toes, It's Overflowing; Monday: Sew Chatty, Monday Funday, Sew Can Do, Today's Creative Blog, Craft-O-Maniac, Mad in Crafts, Skip to My Lou; Tuesday: Not Just a Housewife, A Bowl Full of Lemons; Wednesday: Someday Crafts, We Are THAT Family, Ginger Snap Crafts; Thursday: House of Hepworths, The Girl Creative, Seven Thirty Three, The CSI Project, A Glimpse Inside, Between U and Me; Friday: My Repurposed Life, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello; Saturday: Funky Junk Interiors