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Mirrors are up!

Sorry for the extended absence, dear readers. We had company this weekend (well…Saturday, during the day) – John’s aunt and uncle came up to visit us from Columbia, SC. We’ve also been doing a lot of beer drinking and working out, counter-intuitive I know, but time-consuming, yes…

Anyway, in the midst of all of the other things, we did finally find time to hang the mirrors in our downstairs hallway. You’ll have to pardon the grainy pictures; we hung the mirrors after work (and after dinner) and clearly it was dark by then!

We basically decided that we wanted the mirrors grouped on the wall (rather than spaced evenly in the open space) and we accounted for the door that leads to the family room that we always leave open unless there is a mouse, but that’s a story for a different time. The hubs did some math and figured out that if we left roughly 14 inches between the door/doorways, we could leave roughly 7 inches between each mirror, and we liked how that worked out so we went for it.

You may remember that we were having a little bit of trouble figuring out how to hang the mirrors (here). We decided that it would be easiest, even though not preferred, to just hang them off of screws. That meant we had to do a little bit of extra measuring and leveling but in the end it worked out. Just remember “measure twice, “drill” once””. I may have stolen that from every grandfather/woodshop teacher in the world…but it is good advise.

Since we were on a roll we also decided to hang this painting of our house, painted by my grandmother, in our upstairs hallway between the guest bedroom doors.

So, that’s about it. These are really the first things we’ve hung on the walls and it is amazing how much personality they add.

What type of wall decor do you prefer. Mirrors, paintings? Abstract, detailed? Share!

 

 

 

 

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Hunting.

No, not the kind of hunting that involves stomping around in the woods… The kind that involves one sweet Marshalls/TJ Maxx/HomeGoods score that, in turn, has left me calmly looking running ALL around town like a maniac searching for two additional matching pieces….because I know they exist. I. Know. It.

What are the magical pieces? I’ll give you a hint.

(image from Crate & Barrel)


(image source unknown)


(image from Grandin Road)

Yep, mirrors. Big beveled mirrors, in mirrored frames!

Now, if you’re in the Charlotte and surrounding area and you find yourself in the general vicinity of one of these stores, I expect that you’ll take a quick run in to the store, straight to the mirror section (like I’ve been doing) and do a little due diligence in scoping out the final missing piece. Meanwhile, I’ll be coming up with excuses to go out of my way to stores I haven’t already scoped out.

Wish me luck.

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