You see, I have this problem. It’s with my car, actually.
Every Monday, after my cleaning is done (Monday is my cleaning day), I sit and make a quick menu of what we are going to eat for the week. Then I make a list of what I need to buy and head to the grocery store. But instead of heading right to the grocery store, my doggone car keeps taking a detour into the Food Lion parking lot (this is not the grocery store I am aiming for)…which just happens to have a Good Will next door. I try to steer it straight, really I do!!
This Monday was no exception.
But hey, I found a great square coffee table for $10!! I wanted it as soon as I saw it…you know that feeling…I really want this, but I’m afraid to walk away from it to tell someone for fear that someone else will grab it?
I know full well that it isn’t going anywhere in it’s current state. But maybe someone can see my vision in my head and they’ll want it too! I’ve got big plans for that baby 🙂
So this post is not about a coffee table…
It’s about the new life I gave to a couple of boring oak frames I got for half off on that same trip. I paired them with an antique mirror I got for $1.99.
Here’s what I came up with:
And here they are in their former life:
Pretty boring, right?
You can probably figure out how I put it together, but I’ll give you a quick thumbnail recap! (Click on each photo to enlarge.)
Stand back and admire, but try not to focus on the reflection of the window box that is desperately crying out for attention:
I gave them a coat of Annie Sloan Graphite first because the frames were much lighter than the mirror and I wanted what was seen after sanding to match up:
Here it is in our Master Bathroom:
I think it turned out pretty darn cute!
This would be even better by the entry way for giving yourself one last check before heading out the door. You’d also have a quick place to hang your coat when you returned.
I’m working on a plan for that coffee table and I’ve also got a few more things I like to share from my garden, so come back real soon 🙂