Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

A long time ago I was torn about whether to put up the wire rack in the dining room or a mirror.
I bought an oval mirror that I repainted but eventually put it up in the hallway. It wasn't large enough for the room. My theory was that the mirror would lighten up the room and make it look larger. It would also reflect the crystal chandelier that I had assembled item by item. Last Saturday after fertilizing my grass, Great timing as it rained all day on Sunday) Jen and I hopped into the car to go to Home Goods. I rarely come home from there empty handed and Saturday was no different than usual. I found this large mirror that is somewhat antiqued, kind of a silvery brown finish. Any way I took down the wire rack and put up the mirror. I think it really enlarges the space. It goes well with the rusty sconces on each side, too.

On Sunday I finally got the wallpaper completed in the dressing area between the bedroom and the bathroom. I had ordered a double roll of paper thinking that it would easily do the job. I was luck that I didn't mess up any pieces and that it was such a small match. Believe it or not I only had a 15 inch piece left over. I was very pleased that I finally got it done. I feel as if I have been spinning my wheels for awhile. Another project that is all done now but the refining process. I was glad that I did it on Sunday because I ended up working on Monday instead of having the day off. One of our nurses was sick and I needed to fill in. This flu season is really got a lot of people sick and we get exposed to it several times a day. I guess it is an occupational hazard you just can't avoid. I am looking forward to having this Monday off.

I am contemplating putting a cream colored wash over it like I did in the bathroom so that it will flow more easily between the two rooms. Do you like it as is or do you think a lighter wash than the bathroom would look good? You can also see the mirror that I put on the vanity to replace my shell mirror. I think it goes better with the appliques that I put on the draw fronts than the shell mirror did and it's not falling apart!


Sandy said...

The mirror looks wonderful in the dining room. Not sure about wall paper, it looks great the way it is.

Stacey said...

I double clicked on the pictures to get a really good look. You are a fabulous decorator! Did you know that you can make your pictures bigger on blogger?...or I could get my glasses. :)

glimpse of my world said...

Very pretty... love the mirror... actually I am addicted to mirrors!

Anonymous said...

Sandy I so enjoyed being able to click and enlarge your dining room picture! It is lovely indeed. I love the hydrangeas in the wine bucket and your pretty apothecary jars.

The wallpaper turned out wonderful too! I like the small print and think a wash would be just right!
You really do have a lovely home!


Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Hi Miss Sandy,

Gorgeous, Da'ling, simply gorgeous. You've been busy! :) I think the mirror is just perfect for that room. Yes, it does make the room look larger. Could you post a pic of it at night with your chandelier on? That would be breath-taking. Go HomeGoods!! We should start The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood of the HomeGoods Scavengers! We could all get together online and compare our journeys, and our lustful gains... :) That would be too funny.

Dressing room? A smash! You should do whatever you like... but in my ever humble opinion (and truly, I try to be humble) it's beautiful as is. I'm almost thinking with a cream wash it will get lost in all the white furnishings and accessories. But as I shared, you should do whatever makes you happy. You, my Dear, must live there. Dressing room la Bella.

Penny Sue

Nishant said...

it looks great the way it is. Work from home India

Stella said...

Really like the new mirror in the dining room. What a great find. I don't think you can have too many mirrors. I like your wallpaper just like it is. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I like the mirror! It does fill up the space well. Great find!