Friday, April 16, 2010

A Replacement Mirror

You may remember the mishap we had at some unearthly hour of the night when the metal hook holding up a mirror snapped and the mirror, and urn beneath it, came crashing to the ground (pic 2). I decided to replace the mirror with one I had sitting in the garage. It was made redundant from the entry foyer a while ago. It was a gold/bronze colour so I painted it.....wait for it....white!(imagine that).
I picked up 2 rattan/cane/wicker (can someone please do a post on the difference between these) chairs off ebay. I'm really happy with the way they look in this room. Still not sure what style I'm going for in here. Everytime I see a picture I like on a blog I change my mind (see, it's all your fault,lol).
The mirror is certainly different but in a good way (I hope). What do you think?



Ugly power cords!







I want to mention a blog I have been following for a short time now and am really enjoying. May I introduce Alaina and her blog Arbour House Lane I'm sure she would love for you to visit and say "Hi".

32 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. Yes, I remember your little midnight 'mishap'! I like the new mirror - it's like a piece of art, and I love those chairs.
Kristine
xx

The Pink Poodle said...

Hey Ange....I too remember that mishap...
Jee wiz...I would have thought armed robbers were breaking EVERY window..with the NOISE which would have occurred...
Hope you werent home alone at the time??

(my bedroom balcony door blew in the other night...home alone..CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU how I nearly fainted!)...

anyway...the room looks fab...
xx andrea

Alaina said...

Of course you know I like the mirror, because.... wait for it.... white... ah.

I kept reading and WHAT....hey, hey that's me, my name. Well heck, I don't know what to say other than, thanks you for the nice words....I love your blog too. Oh and then more chairs, you know I love the chairs too. They are just singing summer and come relax in me. I love the colors on the chairs too. Have a great weekend.

Katrina Chambers said...

The mirror looks so cool! Much nicer white :) Hmmm maybe I will look up the rattan/wicker/cane thingy and do a post - I think I know, but maybe not haha!

Marina at Shabby Whites said...

Ange that's one funky mirror...I love it. I'll be sure to check out Alaina's site.

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Your new mirror is lovely, Ange! And the chairs are perfect!! Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I can only imagine how scary it was to wake up to that mishap....I DEFINITELY remember you blogging about it. The new mirror is very lush and the chairs -- ebay? Really? Why can I NEVER find an ebay or Craigslist treasure?

Jealous!! (In a good way)

Cheers~
e

Anna said...

Ange...what a fab job...love it..it certainly is different..but thats what makes it so appealing. And love the chairs too...youve done a fab job x

chandelier magic said...

Love Love Love the mirror. It was meant to be there!

Have a great weekend - I'm going to check out your friend -

Marsha

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I must have missed your mirror mishap. That must have scared the daylights out of you! I am loving the new mirror though.

I'm be sure to stop by the blog you mentioned. Thanks for the tip.

MelsRosePlace said...

I'm loving the whole look of your place Ange. Like you i change my mind every 10 minutes (yes its the blogs fault) but think you are onto a winner. Mel xxx

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh my heavens I missed it! I would have peed the bed! I love the new mirror, it looks fabulous!

Thanks for being my 99th!

brismod said...

Ange, I like the wicker chairs and the new mirror certainly beats that pink mirror you've been hiding in your garage ;)

Tracey said...

The mirror looks fabulous, and I really like your urn too!!! Couldn't tell you the difference between wicker and rattan either...your comment made me laugh! It all looks great Ange!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Natasha said...

I am so glad that you found a new mirror! It is just fabulous and is full of personality! The chairs look great too...you have been a busy decorator lately haven't you!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha.

PS thanks for letting me know about another blog! Off to go visit...

Ms. Chyme said...

Hi! You have a a lovely blog. I am now a follower.

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, How funny I was absolutely just thinking of this mirror today as I hung one above a glass top shelf at the nursery and I thought gee I hope this is ok I hope the hook is strong enough don;t want it to come crashing down....like poor ange. And then I get home and read this...I love the new mirror and your chairs are lovely. Hope your hook is good and strong, cheers Katherine

Alison Gibbs said...

Ange great nakeover on the replacement mirror. Hope it is on a stronger hook!
Alison

Kellie Collis said...

Looks gorgeous - delightful outcome!! xx

Clelia said...

your creation is so cool... and the chairs are perfect

nice blog

Clelia

Kristopher K Design said...

Remember your mirror mishap ?
- Who could forget the mess - lol.

Love the look of your fabulous new mirror,
Yay! for white paint.
Cheers Kris :)

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

OMG that must have been a shock! Not a fun mess to clean up either i bet lol I just wanted to say thank you for the nice things you wrote on my blog. I have now added myself as a follower on yours as well. The chairs are awesome! You mentioned you were about to prime them (i will send you good vibes so you don't have the drama that i did lol) What color are you going to paint them? I can't wait to see them when you are done. Thanks for popping in to say hi today - i am really enjoying this blogging world!
- Linda

Alaina said...

I have posted more on the making a mosaic, I hope it helps.

Oh, just wanted to let you know I have seam riped the slipcover and I am trying again. Have a great day.

Creamy White said...

So cool, Ange! I realy like it! And, of course, white is everything, right?
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Li

Alaina said...

Don't you just love stripes. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Razmataz said...

I think the mirror is so interesting and wonderful. The wicker chairs too.....I always have a fear of my mirrors falling which is why \i have never hung them. I just lean them! Love the room.

Martha said...

I like the mirror -- it's got great form. That must have been quite a "crash"!

Kyandra said...

Hi , I did read about your mishap...but love the replacement...just gorgeous...amazing shape...have a loveley day Kym

A Room For Everyone said...

I love the wicker chairs..I know what you mean about blogs making you change your mind about things...too much gorgeousness out there.Rxx

Alaina said...

Ange, you have been chosen for the 6th picture. The object is to go back in your blog and find your 6th picture, repost, tell about it and then pick 7 blogger to join. I have mine on my blog now. If you have already done this or do not want to do it, that's fine, just send me a comment. Have a wonderful day.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

The new mirror looks so pretty! I'm off to check out that blog.
~Michelle

Leah said...

Hi Ange I just found your blog when I noticed you had commented on mine..Im the slackest blogger in the blogland I think HA! So pleased I found you because your blog is great..im now living on Hope Island and guess what..im married to a Kiwi ;-)

Leah x