One of the bazillion projects we started this summer was creating a more organized entry way.
Our front door essentially opens up into the living room, but through furniture positioning and coat hooks, we have managed to pretend that we have an entry way.
Here's a little before/in progress from this summer:
Forgive the poor picture quality; it was just a quick snap with my phone.
Jason put up the beadboard, and I added the hooks for all the many, many, many pink coats that we have. Yes. We like pink.
We added the bench (from IKEA), and then later on in the summer Jason added a shelf above the coats. And then ever since then, I have been looking for a mirror. I actually thought it was going to be super easy to get the mirror because I had seen one I liked over at Young House Love. It's from Target.
But here's the thing: I just didn't have it in me to paint a mirror. I love that mirror. I do. But it's black, and I wanted white, and I have been up to my elbows in paint for a few months now, and painting a mirror just wasn't on my list of things to do.
So I kept looking. Pier One. World Market. Target. Fred Meyer. Walmart. Local vintage stores.
Nothing spoke to me.
Then today, armed with a 20% off coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond, I went looking for the mirror.
Addie and I found it.
I spotted it the minute I walked in, put it in the cart, and as we wandered a bit around the store, Addie couldn't stop petting it and saying, "Nice."
I'm so tickled with it, I'm not even waiting for the sun to come up so I can take a decent picture of it.
Yes, yes, the overall look isn't complete yet (I think I'll need to cover that bulletin board with fabric), and the door needs to be painted, but the mirror is up. Huzzah!
I just love it. I love it so much I decided not to trouble Jason with putting it up. And, okay, I was a little impatient to finally put the mirror up.
The directions called for a 3/16" drill bit, and so I found it.
I drilled the holes, hammered in the wall anchors, drilled in the screws, and voila! Mirror hung.
Living in this house has taught me a lot, and today I was again reminded that I am fully capable of weilding a drill. And lesson #2: sometimes you just have to wait until the perfect piece pops up. We had to go mirrorless for a few months, but it was worth it.
Happy clam am I.
Now if only I could find the curtains I'm imagining for our living room...
How about you? Anything you're searching for?