Thanks for appeasing my neurosis yesterday! Good to know you guys appreciate an organized space as much as I do!
Remember back when I was ‘Iced In’ (oh how I love Texas and our fear of a snow dusting!) and fell down the rabbit hole of online shopping? I posted this Horchow inspired Knot Mirror on sale at Kirkland’s for $80.
I should have known I wouldn’t forget about it easily. Then my friend enabled me further by handing over a Kirkland’s $15 off coupon! So I thought I’d run by on my lunch break and just check it out. No harm, no foul, right?
Well, what happened wuz…I got there and the mirror was an additional 25% off (or it was at their store across town, but after
threatening mentioning that I’d drive to the store offering the additional discounts, they decided to honor it as well.)! So that meant the mirror would be $60, right? NOPE! They honored the $15 off coupon as well! (It never hurts to ask, people! That is my motto, much to my family’s horror when it’s not benefiting them.)
So here I stand at the store, staring at this heavy, solid wood mirror, thinking, “How can I not take this $600 look-a-like mirror home for $45?!?!” You’re right, I had to. It was the right thing to do. So I hauled the 40″ wide beast-of-burden home and propped it up on the mantel (without bothering to remove the Winter Mantel decor).
It was jarring, and intimidating….but it was such a steal…I had to like it!!?? I figured Mr. Sugarplum would poo-poo it anyway and put my waffling to rest (he’s unaware of the constant waffling that goes on inside my head). But to my surprise, he liked it. Or he just didn’t want to go down the path of mirror options I was sure to lead him on. So while I’m still waffling, I walk in on this scene a few days later:
Yep, my man drilling the crater necessary to hang the giant (did I mention it’s big and heavy?). So that pretty much put my waffling to rest. If the man goes after a project in his pajamas on a Saturday, we aren’t going back.
And I have to say, I’m liking it more every day! Even though I think it’s hung a bit too high (but don’t have the heart to tell him!)
Do you think it requires me to minimize the decor in the room? I’ve slimmed down the mantel and removed some pictures, but minimizing goes against my nature, so I’m not sure how long it will last. I do love to decorate the mantel (like here, here and here!)
And we’re sold on painting the brick too. I think that will make a huge difference in bringing more cohesion to the room. Speaking of beasts, the armoire has been a thorn in my side for too long (but it’s amazing storage!!), hence the paint swatches taped up!
Update: See the final mantel and mirror here!