Case in point: this giant mirror was priced at $15, which I negotiated down to $10 because after all, I reasoned with them, the frame is plastic. With all the Syroco I have painted, plastic does not deter me! It is a very hard plastic frame and the mirror is extremely heavy. So heavy, in fact, that I can barely lift it and had to get someone to help me take it to my car.
Now, $10 is actually a lot for me to spend on something other than furniture. I am always looking for a bargain when I am on the hunt for treasures. I decided to get the mirror because the fancy, scrolling detailing at the top caught my eye and I knew it would take so little work to make it pretty. Mirrors also have sold really well for me at the shop in the past.
The mirror was ugly, fake wood, kind of brown before. I painted it white and then lightly sanded the raised design. Don't you think it looks like a real wood applique now that it is painted?
I can tell you that Mr. Rubbish is not sad to see this gigantic mirror move out of our living room. I am taking it to the shop tomorrow! I hope I can find a spot for it in my space.
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