I refuse to be a victim of bad (dumb) luck.
but if I did, I'd say I'm a candidate for both when it comes to mirrors and glass.
In the last several months, I've managed to break 2 glass photo frame inserts,
1 glass clock insert and 1 mirror - mainly by placing them in dumb places
where they were likely to get broken.
I bought THE most beautiful antique dresser mirror from a friend, that
they found in the basement of the home they bought.
Originally, I planned to hang it in my bathroom,
but it was too large for the space, but I thought it would
look lovely in my living room or bedroom, so I painted the gorgeous
wooden frame. It turned out perfect.
You know those kind of moments that just seem to go in slow motion?
That moment happened when I had the mirror proped against the wall,
after realizing it didn't fit in the bathroom. I walked by the mirror and my foot managed to bump
the edge of it. I watched that mirror start to tip over and I struggled to attempt
to catch it as it fell. It seemed like it took a full 5 seconds to hit the floor,
yet all I could do was fumble around dumbly, trying to stop the inevitable.
I was seriously in shock that I had just finished making that mirror look stunning,
only to break it so quickly. This mirror had 3 sections and 2 of them broke.
It is an unusual shape, so getting the mirror replaced wasn't going to happen.
In total disappointment, I hauled it out to my workshop, where it's sat for the last 6 months.
Last week, I was cleaning out my workshop and decided I needed to do
something with that frame so I could get over the guilt of having broken the mirror.
I couldn't remember what paint I'd used before, so I repainted the whole thing again
in a cottage white color, then distressed and waxed it, so now it has a slight
two-tone white effect.
but I'm thrilled with the new results of the salvaged remains.
It still makes a gorgeous frame, despite my clumsiness.
but if it doesn't sell, I won't mind at all and will figure out a place for it.
I think it would be perfect as a prop for a photographer,
but would look gorgeous with a large family photo inside it,
resting on a mantle. It is available HERE if anyone is interested!
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