Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hoarding & A Mention

Okay, so I have this antique booth and technically when I'm out at the flea market or estate sales or thrift stores, I'm supposed to be shopping for the booth. But honestly, things haven't been moving too quickly at the old booth lately, so what's a girl to do when she spots a really cool mirror at the flea market?
Please excuse my goofy expression. I tend to purse my lips and frown while concentrating. Not one of my best traits.
Um, keep it, of course. Especially when I have the perfect spot for it (this is my mantra even when my house is chocked full). I had to do some engineering on the back, but I think it looks great here. And I think I'm going to leave it white/cream. I thought about gold-leafing it, but I've got a lot of brass/gold going on in the room so I'm going to leave well enough alone. Of course, I've had plans to paint this ugly built-in black for some time now . . . and this clinches it. 

You see this is a problem spot in my house. My circa-1997 house builder decided it was a nifty idea to have this built-in niche to hold a television. The problem? Most of today's flatscreens are too wide for this space, and a small TV would just not do for my husband. Thus, we have this situation at the back of the built-in . . .
Yes, I realize these could be relocated by an electrician, but then the wall would have to be patched and repainted, and it's just too much for my feeble brain to handle. So instead, what do I do? Try to cosmetically hide the cable wire and outlet. Here's how it used to look (up until Sunday) . . . 
Too much, I know. This was actually a day I was moving accessories around.
So, doesn't that space just scream out for the Greek Key bamboo mirror? I thought so too!

I also found a pair of yellow mid-century lamps at the flea market that I will reveal at a later date. They need some TLC.

Finally, and totally off the subject, but did you know Worlds Away has a blog? Well, they do. And when I stumbled across it the other day, I left a comment telling them about the Worlds Away chandelier in my dining room, and they were nice enough to share it on their blog. So nice! Thanks, Worlds Away. I love practically every item you've ever produced, so this is quite an honor.

15 comments:

Jessie said...

Love how you turn the unattractive electrical outlet into a beautiful focal point. And the new mirror looks fabulous.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

you mirror is fantastical and I too love Worlds Away!

Fran said...

Kathy, it's perfect!! That mirror is amazing!

Emily said...

So cool that they featured you! Your dining room is fabulous so I'm not surprised. And it's not even fair how awesome that mirror is!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I already told you this mirror is awesome but I'll tell you again. This mirror is awesome.

Ashley said...

And so it goes when shopping is part of your job! I say keep it and only send it to the booth when you're ready for something new.

Anonymous said...

I live by the same mantra! That mirror was made for that spot, what a transformation!
Danika (gorgeous shiny things)
Sorry- Blogger wont let me comment!

Matt said...

where did you put the bowl with the hershey's kisses?

bluehydrangea said...

Love, love, love that mirror!! it is perfect for that spot!!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love that mirror! Wish I had made it to the flea market this past weekend...sounds like it was a good one! Take care, Caroline

nkp said...

Yes, the mirror is awesome. You find the best stuff.

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

It would be a crime NOT to keep that mirror. It looks fantastic in its new home!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Well, I have been there many times. Yes, keep the mirror, and I do love that chartreuse lamp, too. Where did that black shade come from? I have the worst time finding them!

CRICKET said...

Thanks for sharing. I so want to shop there whenever I finally get to Memphis. I was suppose to go for Mephis in May but who knew May is as busy as December!

SHERRY HART said...

Yep...that mirror is definitely a keeper! And what a good job it is doing hiding the ugliness of cable wires!