Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mirror Love

I have always had a hard time with my foyer.

The earliest pictorial record of the space in question is 2006. During the Fall Cure, I painted the cabinet black and installed two grey candle sconces beside a lovely print in an ornate soft silver frame. Some of you may remember.

I loved it: but any time I lit the candles, the one on the left sputtered and left traces of wax on the wall. And, as with anything, after a few years I wanted a change. I painted the cabinet yellow: that livened things up.

But, though that look lasted for a few years (though, of course, I can't find a decent picture to upload!), eventually, I moved the print upstairs. It took me a long time to find something I liked--and that fit the space well.

One of my favourites was this:

Please pardon the mess. This is obviously a "before" but I can't find the "after." A shame, I liked this combination of the painting with the glass candlesticks.

But, I don't think the picture fit the space all that well.

Just before I painted the foyer, I had this:

If you remember, I wanted to paint this mirror frame and couldn't decide what to do.

This is how things looked at the beginning of the week:

Last night, the husband and I took a trip to Home Depot to look at a different mirror--and today, I have this:

Yes, those are the same letters waiting to be mailed.

The mirror could be larger: but I love the frame--and it was the only size available. And hey, it was $19.99.

I may replace the orange/red Ikea shade and tin with ones in either blue or green.

We'll see.

Linking to Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style. If you have come from there, welcome!


scb said...

Gorgeous mirror! Great frame. My two cents is that I really like the color of the lampshade and the tin, but then, that's me. They look bright pink to me, which could be why I like them so much with the silver of the frame.

LOJO said...

that really is a great mirror frame..... I wish I had an entry way- that way I would really have a landing strip instead of my dining room table....

onshore said...

Beautiful mirror and i think it's good size.

It's good you've saved atleast some pictures from the past, nice to see how it has changed over time.

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