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Monday, February 23, 2009

Hang It All -- A Craigslist Pairing

A little late in the day, but I'm chiming in with a Metamorphosis Monday post. Thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for hosting. Visit her here for more transformations.


A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about ordering mirror hangers to hang a large mirror in our dining room. Turns out, we didn't need the hangers, just strong and long brass screws and good wire.

This isn't much of a metamorphosis, but it made me happy.

Here is our Before... below, a sad and lonely sideboard, waiting for love and a humongous mirror:And the other half of our Before: a humongous mirror, waiting to hang over a lonesome sideboard. Clearly, a match made in Heaven.

It was time to unite these two Craigslist bargains. . . . and here's the After:

The sideboard is happy, the mirror is happy, my husband is happy because I'm not saying, "When are you going to hang that mirror?" and I am happy.
Almost.
I am not sure what to put on that old marble top. Any suggestions for a "sideboard-scape?"

19 comments:

  1. Great post Cass, I love the mirror, you have great Craig's list finds!!! Cindy

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  2. wowsers!!!!....the mirror is perfect with the sideboard....as for what to put on top, i think a tall pair of candlestick type lamps to reflect in the mirror and then add some pieces that you love, because you will enjoy it all the more. Hopefully your next Met monday will show your sideboard all decked out...lol
    hugs
    janet

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  3. The mirror is just gorgeous and so pretty over the sideboard. As for the top, candlesticks, soup tureen, figurines, lamps - some of all of these. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Oh so perfect, a match made in heaven!...Christine

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  5. Wow Cass! I love the mirror...how beautiful the chandy looks in the reflection.
    I love the suggestion of soup tureen...any of your favorite ceramic or pottery pieces, maybe a lamp or two (I have a weakness for lamps!) You have excellent taste so I know whatever you do will be lovely!

    Love,
    Sue

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  6. Wow Cass, so very pretty!! The tablescape for this will probably just evolve, and you will know the pieces when you see them. Hope you'll show us again when you get it all done!!

    Great choice of mirror!! Simply lovely with the sideboard!
    Blessings,
    Becky

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  7. The mirror is perfect, and the sideboard is gorgeous. I love Martys suggestion of a soup tureen as part of the "sideboard scape". You have a beautiful home! Kathy

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  8. I love the mirror - I love the colour of the wall - I love the sideboard! What to put on it? What fun! You could go symmetrical with a huge antique bowl of pot pourri with candlesticks on either side. Or you can be eclectic with little groupings of objects: a pile of small leatherbound books with a small statuette atop; a cluster of assorted candlesticks; Toby jugs or little perfume bottles filled with single flowers. Mmm, can I come and help?

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  9. Don't you just love Craigslist? Your purchases are a perfect match.

    Have a happy day

    Kris

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  10. I CAN APPRECIATE YOUR WOOD FLOORS THEY ARE WONDERFUL. I WISH I HAD ALL MINE REFINISHED. BLESSINGS, DEANIE

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  11. I love your marble-topped sideboard! And the mirror really works well together with the sideboard. I have a sideboard that I inherited from my mom. Right now, my dh has a printer and a fax machine sitting on it. Definitely NOT what you want on yours. Maybe something more flowery :O).

    Thanks for kind comments on my zoo shots. I've been trying to find some photo contests I could enter some into. I appreciate your remarks :O).

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  12. GM Cass...now girl you know I am doing my Happy dance seeing this wonderful sideboard here WOW!! I just love your home...but I think I have told you that like a zillion times now..the mirror is just the perfect touch needed here..and Marty has some of the best suggestions..can't wait to see what you come up with know it will great girl as everything you do with this fine Old lady..hope you have a safe and blessed day dear friend..oh and I didn't say I would't be leaving comments just not posting for a few days so I can play catch up with everyone here in the Wonderful world of Blogging...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  13. Fantastic! I can't believe you got those both on Craig's List!
    Kathy

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  14. the mirror looks great. it is perfect there. i am enjoying your blog!

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  15. so i decided to sign up so that i can stop being anonymous.

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  16. Hahahaha! Mardi, you could never be anonymous! I'll make you famous, yet.
    Love... PooPak :-)

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  17. Beautiful! Love the mirror and the sideboard. I bet you will have fun decorating that for a long time to come.

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  18. Wow! What a beautiful pair. They were clearl meant for each other.

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