Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Well, I certainly hope this mirror tells me I’m the fairest one of all.

I had a fantastic last few weeks! Not to mention extremely busy. I spent the last week in my hometown of Las Vegas doing a little chillaxin, hairstyling, midnight eating and of course, thrifting! Ah, my favorite past time. I’m not embarrassed to admit that my heart races, I become completely giddy and happy as a clam when I come across a find.

Little did I know on this hot Tuesday afternoon I would score! My sister and I had an hour. We bribed my niece to watch my kids while we ran out to do a little searching. With the promise of donuts, the children were all on board. We decided to head to the Savers Thrift Store nearest her house. We both admittedly have never been! I don’t know, there’s just so much to do and see, it never rally hit our radar. I spent hours there as a high school student searching for awesome clothes. Awesome as in blackmail pictures, awesome. Hey, I was young, right?

Mirror. I’m getting to it.

We headed in to the store completely oblivious to the fact that it was 2 dollar Tuesday. I vaguely remember seeing a sign on the way in and thinking, ha! A sale at a thrift store? The first thing we came upon was a really cool old chair the back was tufted and the sides were made with caining. I resigned to let my sister get it. It was 7 dollars. I then turned my sights on a huge mirror sitting in the aisle. I swooned over the lines, the obvious beauty that was hidden my the ugly stain color. It was obviously previously used on top of a dresser. But how cool would that look on the wall! Above a sofa or a bed? I took a look at the price. 29.99. Eh, not bad. Didn’t really want to spend that much since I’d already lost my mind and my money at Marshalls the day before.

This is what the old mirror looked like, my sister was obviously celebrating at my purchase. We continued to shop and found several other awesome items, a set of old corbels for 6 bucks, some baskets, candle holders, and a cute little rocking horse I’ll be putting in my daughters room. We took our merchandise up to the front. I asked if someone could assist in bringing it up for me. Hey! It was heavy, I was on the verge of starvation since we hadn’t got donuts yet.( imagine me whining)

As I tried to ignore the lady in the line next to us causing a dramatic scene, I asked the cashier what 2 dollar Tuesday was. She said anything with a silver sticker was 2 dollars today. Hm, simple enough. I’m thinking I could have figured that out myself. But remember, starving, donuts. I looked through my finds and happily the cute little rocking horse had a silver sticker. Score! As the brought my mirror up, the cashier told me they had sold a 200 dollar grandfather clock for 2 dollars that morning! Holy what? I wishfully said it would be awesome if my mirror had a silver tag. They were about 20 feet away with it so I couldn’t see. They sauntered up with my mirror, where I promptly looked to see. A SILVER TAG. To put it simple, I lost my crap. Ha! I was so excited, I jumped up and down. I did my… Happy Dance. All the while, my sister glared at me in jealousy and resentment. I can’t help it if I’m so awesome.

Don’t doubt we got 2 dozen donuts to celebrate. I will not tell you how many I ate. That’s just rude.

Cut to today. My 2 dollar mirror has been sitting in my garage for a whole 3 days. I mean come on lazy woman! There has been no compliments coming from said mirror. It has yet to tell me I am the fairest. Looks like it needed a change. Maybe that would wake it up. A few coats of paint and a little elbow grease and this is what it is now.

I. Love. Her. Yes, I think it’s a her. Look at her dainty curves! I have yet to decide what to do with her. I want to hang her. My husband wants me to sell her! Well, not until I get to hear from her. That’s a lot of hers. Sorry. For now she will sit, enjoying the view of my backyard and the four kids and dog that will inevitably come calling upon her. I hope she likes kids.

Designing and DIY are in my blood! I see so much satisfaction from giving something old and discarded some new life and some new love! I often wonder if the old owners saw what they became, if they’d regret getting rid of it. But you know what they say, one mans trash is another woman’s treasure and I think I’ll be keeping it, at least for a little while.

Have a great Monday!


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