Fancy Mirrors

I kind of like fancy mirrors. Until Baby Girl was born, I didn’t own a single one. All we had were the builder-grade bathroom mirrors. Boring. I decided I wanted mirrors to be part of the collage wall. I kept my eyes open for them at “the shop” (a.k.a. the thrift store).

This was the first one I found.


You are jealous, I know. Who wouldn’t want a neon green mirror? Since the green really didn’t match the room’s color scheme I knew I had to paint it. Break out the spray paint! I painted it a gloss black. It took a few coats to cover up the neon glow. It looks a hundred times better now!


I also found a couple of similar, smaller, ones. One black, one gold, both plastic.


I painted the gold one pink, along with a full-length mirror from the shop, and left the other one black.


Can you spot all three on the wall?


The full length mirror I put on the small closet door, at her height. I can raise it as she grows.


Baby Girl’s Room – the After

I have had so much fun over the past few months collecting items for Baby Girl’s room (also my office), and planning it all out. I am not a professional decorator, but I think it turned out great. I am very happy with it.

Her space doubles as my office. I store my eBay inventory there, as well as my printer, camera, etc.

I tried to gather most of what I needed from the thrift store, though I did have to buy a few things retail, usually at a good discount. There are better descriptions with each photo.

There you have it. I love this room. It is so peaceful, and calming to me. I hope it will be the same for my daughter.
I will be posting some before-and-after project pictures soon!

Baby Girl’s Room – the Before

In my last post I told you about how we had five kids in one bedroom, and what a disaster zone it was. It sent my anxiety through the roof every time I walked in. I am posting some ‘before’ pictures for you all – you can see for yourself what I was talking about. These were, by the way, taken on a relatively “clean” day.)

So, there you have it. Come back tomorrow for the ‘after’ pictures!