I know, I know, it’s going to be a lot more thrilling to hear Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron say those words–I couldn’t resist. You see, we have been getting by with this hand-me-down mirror from my parents since we got married 3 and a half years ago. It’s gone from oak, to blue, to oil-rubbed bronze–but always hung in our entry way so we could check ourselves before we head out.
I have been casually keeping my eyes open for a slightly larger replacement mirror the past couple months to fill this wall better and to kick-start our “entryway” makeover. Monday was my lucky day. While in the as-is section at Ikea with my sister, I came across this large mirror for $56, instead of $80 or 30% off. I gave Chris a call to see what he thought and he said,”Get it!”
Woot. A quick assessment of the mirror, we learned the only thing wrong with it was a teeny dent in the top of the frame that you wouldn’t even see once we got it hung.
With two heavy duty anchors in hand, last night, we took down our old mirror (we’ll probably re-use it somewhere else in the house) and hung the new one.
It’s pretty hard to gage from photos how big it is (36″x51″) or how much it adds to the space, but trust me when I say, it’s a nice improvement.
The silver-colored frame is a lot less heavy than the darker one we had there before, and the much larger rectangular mirror adds a lot more visual square footage, too. I’m crazy about the classic line detailing in the frame:
So, I guess this means our entryway makeover has been kick-started. We plan to add a little shelving to catch keys and maybe house a plant and also some proper shoe storage. It’s embarrassing how many shoes we can fit on that carpet square.
And since no one can talk about mirrors, without talking about Snow White these days, and let’s face it, I like to bring things full circle–which movie are you most excited to see? The romantic comedy Mirror, Mirror or the action-packed Snow White and The Huntsman? Gah! It’s a toss up for us.