Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Things that go Bump in the Night!

Two nights ago we were rudely awoken, at 3am, by the most horrendous sounds of crashing and smashing. Not fearing for my own safety, I raced through the hallway, heart racing, into the living room where I suspected the noise came from. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.....



I heart this urn!


This was it after I painted the base white and added fairy light twigs.


This is a mirror I painted. I had placed the urn on a small glass-topped table in front of this mirror.



The offending culprit! A steel hook that supposedly will hold up to 20kg, snapped right off.



This is the scene that greeted us....cue look of shock and horror.



Cue tears...sniff, sniff.
Hubby and I spent the next half hour cleaning up every last sliver of mirror and glass.



I have replaced the urn with one I already had. Unfortunately most of the fairylight branches snapped in half. I am now having fun looking for a new mirror (every cloud has a silver lining right?!)

13 comments:

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness. You are lucky you weren't hurt! That is some mess. Glad you can lift your spirits with some shopping therapy!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Tina said...

Oh Ange, what a fright you must have gotten!! I am so sorry that your beautiful urn and that lovely mirror were broken beyond repair. I hope that you can find another of each that you love just as much:) ~ Tina x

Esther@fleurcottage said...

i usually say it's just stuff...but still there's a regret there! hopefully, you'll find something even prettier!

brismod said...

Crappy hooks!I think it's good when you can blame someone/thing else. And yes, retail therapy will ease the pain.

Kristopher K Design said...

OMG - Thats one of the main reasons why I wont sleep with a painting above the bed - so glad no-one was hurt - What a mess you had to clean up - ahhhh - Have fun shopping for a new mirror :)

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Ange, good excuse for a new mirror. Does give you a terrible scare when something happens like that. First thing you think of is your kids safety. Loving this cool change. Sandy x

theoldboathouse said...

Oh Ange thats awful!! Thanks goodness no one was hurt but you had done such a great job on the urn,****** hooks!!! cheers Katherine

The Pink Poodle said...

OOOHHH ANGE...

I would have thought some UNKOWN stalker was breaking into my house to GET US!

I would have been totally terrified..(and that is from an ex cop!!)...

SOO the good news is it wasnt a home invasion...BUT a screw mishap...

TERRIBLE mess....scarey...horrible...BUT in the end...
everyone is WELL...
& your replacement looks lovely....

xx andrea

Creamy White said...

Oh my Gosh Ange! I'm glad nobody got hurt, and I'm sure you will find something you'll love to replace them. Thanks for the comments again. Just lovely as always! :-) Li

Julie Johnson said...

So glad nobody was hurt! You'll tidy things up soon, and I already like the "new" replacement.
Hugs,
Julie

chandelier magic - beach house said...

I live in Los Angeles, earthquake territory, and that's exactly what an earthquake is like, except you're in bed shaking.

The abrupt scary wake ups gets you everytime -

Glad it wasn't worse - we've learned to just say Oh Well and sweep up.

Marsha

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh no!!
I like your replacement too. Im a scaredy cat so I would have sent my husband to check it out :)

Sandra said...

Bugger......