“Back in the day” when you were purchasing a dresser for your bedroom, you pretty much opted to go with the
coordinating mirror. Here I go again, dating myself. So I did…Also, “back in the day”, Ethan Allen’s
selection of furniture finishes were pretty much, maple, cherry, mahogany, dark pine and a few painted pieces
that for the most part had stenciling. So, the coordinating mirror was always what you purchased with those
dressers. Now, I really want to replace that mirror, but at this point, I have a few more priorities set
before I invest in a new mirror.
This past summer I attended a garage sale in the neighborhood. When I got out of the car, there it was!..Waiting
for me, saying take me home!!..AND, the price was right…a whopping 15 dollars!!..Oh happy day!
The bird cage is about 4 feet tall…It comes apart in sections…I knew I wanted to paint it.
I had an epiphany..take the top 3 portions and place it on a table…Then another epiphany…To draw your eye
away from the “matchy, matchy, mirror over the dresser, instead of the flower arrangement I had there, I shall
place it on the dresser! And here it is:
I love the way it takes up the space and draws attention away from my matchy, matchy, mirror. I have always
admired the way Mary McDonald (of Million Dollar Decorators fame) utilizes beautiful bird cages in her decor.
I love her book…
So what say you?…Would love to hear your feedback…Have a wonderful day!!
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