Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My wallet-friendly find, for a change!

Here is the thing. I NEVER find a deal on something specific I am hunting for. I find deals all the time
on stuff I don't need. Then I buy it. And then I find a spot in my home for it. (I'm not alone here, right? Right?!)
But if I go hunting for a particular item at a decent price, I will not find it. Ever. Nope.
But I did this time! And I am so excited because the stars all aligned and all is right with the world.
Or my world. Or at least my sunroom wall!
Here is the mirror I fell in love with:

I loved the color, the texture of the driftwood, the size - everything. It wasn't too badly priced at $229. From this random
company called RSHCatalog. I had never heard of it until I got the catalog in the mail. There is a lot of weird Lillian Vernon-type stuff but also some cute stuff. They go a little overboard with their "themes" but if you are selective
you can find some cute items. Regardless, I did not really want to spend that much on a mirror
(Read: I did not want to have to tell the hubs how much I spent on a mirror we don't really need).
If you remember, I repurposed the Sunroom
mirror into a pub mirror over in my entranceway.  So this wasn't a planned purchase.
I was thinking I would just stalk HomeGoods and find something similar. They always have lots of beach-y
accessories this time of year. But then I started thinking. Hmmm... do I ever find a item when I am looking
for something really specific? Uh, no! So then I started thinking I should just bite the bullet and buy the mirror.
But then I got THIS email!
Do you see it?! Down there at the bottom?! The mirror. Or close enough for me! Especially when the price was
only $79! So I crossed my fingers, ordered and hoped it wouldn't look hideous (I'm not much of a Kirklands fan).
So here it is!
I think it's pretty good! Right?!

 It goes great with the distressed wooden stars I got at the Lucketts Spring Mart.
 Um. Yeah. They are still sitting on the floor. Not hung. (Mind your own business!)
The best part of this whole story is that today when I went to grab the picture off the RSH website it
read their mirror was sold out! So. It was all meant to be! I love that!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quick Update ~ Pub Mirror

Hi folks! Yes, it HAS been a while since the last post!

You notice how my post get farther and farther apart during the summer? Erk...

SO! After all the wallpaper removal and painting of course I needed to do some re-arranging and purchasing! First problem was the wall right by the garage door into the kitchen. I had a old Pottery Barn pub mirror with hooks there
that we hung our car and house keys on. After the wallpaper came down that mirror looked really puny on the wall.
Actually. It was a bit small even with the wallpaper. But whatever. So I decided that area really needed something
larger. I loved having the hooks there though. So my plan was to find a mirror at HomeGoods or something
and add hooks to make myself a new mirror. Of course, when you are looking for something specific you
can never, EVER find it. I ended up stealing this mirror from the sunroom:
And I found some oil-rubbed bronze hooks at Lowes...
I screwed 4 of those onto the frame. And voila! New pub mirror!
And it fills the space much better than the old one did!
This mirror actually started out pine (about 20 years ago). At some point I painted it black (also years ago!)

And of course I found a FAB' new mirror for over the sunroom mantle. It is on its way and I will show you that
as soon as it is in. I am very excited because I found a inexpensive version of a mirror I was all ready to splurge on!

Say tuned!