Moving In

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Only a morning fueled by caffeine could help us attack our next home renovation project.

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We found an old brocade mirror that weighs about 60 pounds. Even though Mark is a beast, we got some old cardboard and cut it to the size of the mirror.

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Using the cardboard (because it’s wayyyyy lighter) we found the exact spot on the brick fireplace where we wanted to hang the mirror and marked it with tape.

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Mark moved the brackets so we could hang the mirror horizontally.

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He drilled into the brick because the mortar is kinda soft and crumbly.

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We lifted it up and TA-DA!!

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First, a quick mirror selfie.

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And then, it was lots of grilling, sunshine and friends for Memorial Day weekend!

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Moving In

Mix and Match

My husband has an eye for great design, and so I’ve learned to just let him make all the decisions. How can I not with a face (and hair) like that?

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This weekend, we walked our neighborhood looking for an old antique mirror. We have an eclectic interior design vibe going on because who wants to be perfect and matchy-matchy? Not us, those perfect people are annoying.

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Pittsburgh Furniture on Butler Street (under Arsenal Lanes) was our second stop, and we found a mirror right away.

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I also wanted to buy those sexy man lamps, but Mark said no. 🙁

The mirror is about 60 pounds. The gold brocade is so beautiful and it’s just the kind of ornate piece we were looking for.

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The plan is put it on the second brick fireplace closest to the kitchen. First, we have to figure out how to securely hang it so it doesn’t fall down. No broken mirrors in our place…don’t want that bad juju!

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