Thursday, October 13, 2011

My New (Old) Iron Mercury Glass Mirror

I was just spending a little me time over the weekend browsing around, running errands, grocery shopping, dry cleaners, etc in our little city.  I popped into one of my regular resale shops and hiding in the back of the store was an iron mirror.  I was so excited to see that the price was only $12...definitely in my budget, right?


  


 On the tag it said " as is " so I asked on a whim if the store clerk would take $10 and she said yes! (Wow, I've never bargained in a resale shop, I should try that more often) She explained that it was damaged and pointed out to me where one of the crazy sweet sales-persons tried to scrape off the mirror finish to further ruin it clean it up a little. 




Here is where she scraped it off!




Any way it was a cloudy effect that I just absolutely loved and wanted it imperfections and all.  I also cannot resist anything mirrored, scrolly, iron or fleur-de-lis...it was a win-win-win for my mindset!

It was super heavy hauling it to the car, I was curious and weighed it as soon as I got home.  I put it on the scale that My Love got me when I was pregnant (super ginormous, right - the scale I mean... that stares at you right in the face?) and it weighed almost 20 pounds.  Thank goodness My Love had some super heavy duty drywall anchor screws that claim to hold up to 75 pounds on hand.  I figured it was a pretty safe bet to use them so I'd give it a try.  



I placed the mirror on the wall between our living room and master bedroom.  Before: I had our DIY framed Family Tree, an iron piece and pictures of my sweet angelic blessed children. (okay so today was a good day in our household).  I say that because yesterday went a little like this: "{Oh HOLY GOODNESS! I walked out of church this evening only to find my son peeing on the side of the building! Proud momma moment right there!!! Lord please forgive him!}  Yes that is a copy from my yesterday's Facebook post!"  Anyway, back to the mirror ...   I took a close up of the tree that I crafted myself on PowerPoint but cleverly covered up the names for all of you stalkers out there!  It has the names and birth dates of our family members - I really like it! and it was so quick and easy to make.  It just needs a new location.  The tree reminds me of an old tree on our familys' country property that my grandmother and grandfather planted the year they were married :)







Anyways, here is what it looks like now.  I haven't even cleaned it off yet but was anxious to go ahead and take a picture.   





I like the way it turned out.

Yay!  It's almost the weekend, y'all!  Yep, I'm from Texas where you would swear it's still summer!


My MOM friends were trying to cheer me up this morning by convincing me that my son was only trying to help our Texas drought situation.  Thank you girls :)

Happy Treasure Hunting!
~Tami
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