So. I picked up my “free mirror” yesterday from the glass shop. If you didn’t catch the original My name is Jimmy post, you should know that I got this mirror for free from a friend that was moving. I tried to paint it but ended up breaking the mirror! Hope that 7 years of bad luck thing is a myth!
Anyway, when I broke the mirror, it was a clean break near the top of the frame where I was trying to screw in the hardware. Since there was still a huge piece of mirror left, I decided to recycle the mirror and have it cut to fit a smaller frame. (See, a free mirror after all!) I had a nice gold oval frame that I needed to find a use for. The glass company did of course charge a fee for custom cutting the mirror to fit the frame and attach hardware. (after the first fiasco, I decided to leave that part to the professionals)
So, now the small gold mirror has the heavy ¼” mirror glass. Here is the small gold mirror. Sweet, right?
The large black mirror now has thinner ⅛” mirror glass making it much lighter and more manageable. I hung it in the kitchen for now. I’m not sure if it will stay, but for this moment, I’m tired of messing with it! It is pretty. I hung a Pottery Barn wreath on it for now as well. After all, this whole mirror project was inspired by Pottery Barn!
One day I’d like to fill a stairwell with gold mirrors of all shapes and sizes and hang an enormous crystal chandelier in the center. I have a picture somewhere…..here it is! Gorgeous, huh?
For now, I’ll find a spot for my new little free mirror. My name is Jimmy, I’ll take what you gimmee. (or I’ll take it for $50.) Have a wonderful day!