I picked up this large mirror at my very favorite thrift store for a pittance last week. It’s one of those places that’s a little bit scary, and nothing’s marked with a price, so you have to ask. There’s an 80 year woman who runs the place, and she’s a bit scary as well. But I’ve been shopping there at least once a week for quite a while now, so she knows me, coos over my beautiful babies. Ya know, I’m in! So whenever I ask the price on things there, I usually have to physically hold back my gasp at how cheap it is. And I can’t get my money out and get the piece in my car quick enough. Yep…LOVE that place. If you’re ever in Prescott, AZ, let me know and I’ll take you there. But I might just have to throw elbows for the coolest pieces, just so you’re warned. ;)
So here’s how the mirror came to me:
I knew I wanted to do a bright and unexpected color on this one. I tossed around yellow and coral, but ultimately landed on using Lagoon from Rustoleum. It’s a favorite of my bloggy pal Kirsty from A Little Bit of Sanity and a Lot of Chaos, and I’ve wanted to bust it out ever since I saw some of her wonderful pieces done in this color. It’s a deep turquoise or a bright teal. I haven’t decided which, and it varies depending on the lighting. I noticed when I had it inside that it looked more on the teal side, but out in the daylight, it looked more turquoise. I added a black glaze to deepen the color further and bring out the cool details.
Yes, our willow tree is still green! This is AZ!! It was 60 degrees yesterday, and I was actually sweating when I was working outside. I love fall in Arizona! It’s my very favorite time of year.
I tried to pair it up with the Metallic Herringbone Desk, but I think it’s just too large. The scale doesn’t quite work. But I do love the idea of a bright mirror paired up with it as a vanity. I may try look for another that fits it better. (By the way, I’d like to everyone for all the wonderfully beautiful and ego-boosting comments on the desk! I’m so glad you love it as much as I do!)
Also, I’m being featured over at Time Out For Women for the next few days, so please hop over and check it out!