I must be on a mirror kick this week. Of course, I've been checking Craigslist for simple, rectangular mirrors. I won't get anything like that now, because I really don't need a project right before leaving for a long road trip.
I did find this, though.
The description says the mirror's 3-4 feet tall and that it was created by an artisan in Rockport, TX. Well, at $125, how could I pass it up? So now that puppy's mine. It's closer to 3' tall, but I still think it's worth what I paid, especially after googling "shell mirror" and seeing what else is out there.
I plan to hang it above my living room sofa. Now I just need to figure out what to flank it with. Any suggestions?
The more I study the "Something's Gotta Give" living room, the more I like it. I can't do a large dhurrie rug, though, because of the three cats and one dog. I am interested in one of those indoor/outdoor rugs that can be hosed off. And look what I found at Ballard's.
The pic doesn't show it, but it's available in blue. And it's on sale. Plus I have a 10% off code for being a new homeowner. That means I can get this rug for $125 plus S&H!
Now, I also love the dark, dark wood floor in the "Something's Gotta Give House." Again, with the three cats and one dog, wood floors are probably not the most practical thing. Currently, we have carpet, and let me tell you, that's not practical either. Very soon, we will be pulling up the carpet and laying vinyl plank strips by Novalis. Lest you think they'll look cheapy, we have a relative who put this in her mountain home kitchen, and it looks fabulous. In fact, her kitchen floor abuts the real wood floors at both entrances, and you'd never know one was not wood.
Currently, the Novalis doesn't come as dark as I would like, but I'm okay with the Gunstock color. I just can't tell you how excited I will be to put away the Resolve carpet spray!
It usually takes me a while to get a house situated before moving on to accessories, but it looks like the living room won't take much longer to get presentable. Stay tuned for updates and pics.
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