Our previous house had very few wall spaces that were free of windows or doors, so we moved into the current house without a lot of things to hang on the wall. One of my favorites that we do have is a wood and metal framed mirror that I bought in a trip to South Africa.
I bought it impulsively, and then discovered that it wouldn’t even fit in the rental car — I’m not sure how I thought it was going to fit in a suitcase. I walked right back into the shop and they mailed it to the States for me, minus the glass. Except I lived in Israel at the time, so it sat in a friend’s storage until we moved back. I was so happy to be reunited with it several years later.
I love everything about it: all the metal colors, the cute animals, the little nails holding all the pieces together.
Today, yet another snow day (those foothills on the side of the school district keep even those of us on the rainy lowlands out of school) meant sewing time to finish up the binding and hanging sleeve.
It was hard to get a picture of it hanging because of the narrow hall. I didn’t have a dowel so it is just pinned, and at some point I need to dampen it and toss it in the dryer as it got overly pressed in places while I worked on the binding, but it is done, and up, and works in the space. I left room between it and the mirror to hang some smaller pictures in the future.
I started without a real design plan in mind and it morphed a lot along the way, but I’m calling it a success.
(I stood inside the coat closet to take this picture.)