Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Mirror is Up!

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Someone finally helped me get my wooden mirror up on the dining room wall today. Thank goodness my cats approve. ;-) Actually, I don't usually allow Mariah and Lily on to the buffet -- nor tables, counters, or any other food-serving surface -- but I wanted to give a sense of proportion to the photo. Plus they pose really well.

I was planning on using Robin of Get Grounded's "go-to guy", (who remodeled her beautiful kitchen), to put up my mirror. However, I was surprised today when the first mirror company I'd contacted sent someone over to put it up in record time. I'm still going to hire Robin's carpenter for a tricky kitchen project. So thanks again, Robin, for recommending Mr. G, because I'm determined to use him.

Anyway, I am relieved my mirror is off the floor and on the wall where it belongs.

Though I have the uneasy feeling that I've now raised the decorating bar, so to speak, and will have to upgrade a few things here and there.

Ah well. Thank goodness for consignment stores.

"In another moment Alice was through the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room. The very first thing she did was to look whether there was a fire in the fireplace, and she was quite pleased to find that there was a real one, blazing away as brightly as the one she had left behind." Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

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Lisa at Greenbow said...

A gorgeous mirror. I am glad you found someone to hang it.

Dawn said...

Thanks Lisa,I'm certainly relieved the project is finished. Now I just have to convince the cats they can't get back on the buffet for another photo-op. ;-)


Annie in Austin said...

It does look like the one Alice went through! I'm glad you were successful in finding someone to get the mirror up, Dawn.
We're on the hunt for a plumber for a bathroom remodel project, but that got sidetracked by the hailed-on roof.

I'm also wondering if that photo shoot will make the cats think it's okay to be on the buffet. Heard someone say that cat brains are all hardware and no software ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Anonymous said...

Dawn, that mirror and console table is stunning together. Congratulations on getting it up and good work on choosing them in the first place. How awesome that you found it at a consignment store. And I'm very happy that Jamie can help you with your kitchen project; I hope you give us a post about it so I can see. Wow, decorating indoors and outdoors is both fun, isn't it?

Diana said...

Dawn -- the mirror is perfect there -- what a lovely match those two pieces make. I can't imagine how heavy that mirror must be; I know you are relieved to have it hanging.

Dawn said...

Dear Annie,Once the mirror was up I immediately thought of Alice Through the Looking-Glass. I wonder if The Queen of Hearts is in there somewhere. Luckily the cats haven't jumped back up on the buffet again...though I doubt Lily could if she wanted to (she's a wee bit too large around the center. Heehee!).

Good luck searching for a plumber for your bathroom. Both the bane & fun of house-ownership: the projects never seem to stop.

Hi Robin! (of getgrounded)It is fun! Jamie was here last week and has agreed to remove my kitchen island. Actually it's so small I call it my "islette". ;-) I cannot wait! I've been dodging this thing for almost 3 years. Thanks again for recommending him to me. Woohoo!

Thanks Diana,It is a relief to have the project finished and enjoy the mirror now. It is an incredibly heavy piece. I was glad Texas Mirrors and Doors sent Michael Christian, an antiques restorer, to do the job. They knew just what to do.


Libby said...

My goodness it is enormous! Good job you have a big room and some beautiful furniture to go with it!!

kate smudges said...

I love the woodwork on the mirror. It's gorgeous and looks wonderful where you've placed it. The cats look as if they love the new location too.

Shirley said...

What an awesome mirror! I love the way you framed the clock in the mirror and the cats on the table.

Anonymous said...

I like your style, Dawn. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Was surfing trough the net; mission oxalis, and found your Blog.
Your mirrow is amazing!! not envoius at all :o)