Where am I going with this? Well...I showed you guys this old mantel that I picked up a couple weeks ago. Here it is, if you missed it.
When I saw this thing, I knew I had to have it. Does that ever happen to you? It doesn't occur too often, but when it does, I act on it. One other time it happened was with my barn door. I knew I needed to have that puppy, so even if it was more money than what I'd usually spend, I gobbled it up. These are once in a lifetime chances to own a piece of history, (darn it!) is how I look at it. A little extreme, you say? Ehh...probably, but I'm hardcore when it comes to that stuff. You can't walk into Home Depot and buy anything close to somethin' like this. (I'm a little passionate when it comes to this stuff, don't know if you've noticed...)
Anyway, what I want to do with the old mantel is make a mirror out of it. It's the perfect shape and size to have a mirror retrofitted to the back. Can you picture it? I'm giddy just thinking about it! (yeah, I'm a dork) The only piece it needs is something to go across the bottom to finish 'er off. This lovely lady will hang in our bedroom in a place of prominence. *Sigh*
It kinda reminds me of these mirrors from Restoration Hardware, which makes the $60 I spent on my mantle look like pocket change compared to these puppies.
So how 'bout you? Are you as obsessed with architectural salvaged pieces as I am? Or would you prefer your stuff fresh out of the box (that was just unloaded off a boat from China)? I bet you love House Hunters too, don't ya?